Dumb Q. Are historic spec truss rod covers different?

Lkdog

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Replacing some plastics on a beat up R8 that I picked up.

Does it matter if I get the regular blank truss rod cover, or does it need to be the historic spec one?
 

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That is not a dumb question.
The Historic truss rod cover has a little bit different edge routing than a Standard. There's more white plastic showing at the edges of the Historic cover. Fit is the same and Les Paul John correctly stated.
 

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Not a dumb question at all, I love studying the small differences. You can see the historic seems to have more of a bevel on the white border. Also the shapes around the screw holes seem a bit different. But it should be noted that Gibson fixed it with their True Historic parts line. Now I think they look pretty much identical.
 


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