NGD - '14 R8 Green Lemon

alane011

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Ive recently sold off some of my guitars and freed up "gear cash". A set of Ron Ellis Humbuckers that I have had for a year have been sitting and sitting. (I had plans for the set which hadnt worked out). So I decided to grab a '13 or '14 before it was too late and they were all gone.

I found this beauty to try the Ellis pups out in. Dealt with several of the MLP forum vendors - all great prices and super guys as always.

Its from Curt at HOG - After looking around for a while I decided on lemonburst or something in that family. I called Curt asking if he had any of the sort. "Well I have a great Green Lemon R8, its a Made to Measure, hand selected top (by him) VOS hdware, Gloss.."

Done

8 lbs 7 oz - the stock custombucker bridge sounds great - the neck is good not great - the Ellis pups are his MHW set A5 8.0 bridge, A4 7.1 neck - I will report back with a tone report. Fellow MLP member is doing the rewire/swap.




 

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Wow! the top on the 14 R8 is really smoking!
 

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I think that one is the one I came to within seconds of buying in March ....Great looking guitar!

HNGD! :)
 

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That guitar is righteous but I wouldn't call it a "green lemon". It looks like a Darkburst to me.
 

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Beautiful.
Im still amazed that there are 14's out there that can be had "new" yet. (I'm assuming this was new). I would have thought that most people have figured out that these are THE best deals around.
 

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That guitar is righteous but I wouldn't call it a "green lemon". It looks like a Darkburst to me.

The center area is very amber - maybe darker than other lemons.. The burst is goes into brown with hints of green - its not black/red or tobacco so I would never call it a darkburst. maybe an Iced Tea with all the red gone

Beautiful.
Im still amazed that there are 14's out there that can be had "new" yet. (I'm assuming this was new). I would have thought that most people have figured out that these are THE best deals around.

My thought as well - it was new. Curt was amazed that it was still around
 

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I'm officially convinced that someone mixed up the R8 and R9 wood piles for the 2014 model year. Nice one!
 

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I'm officially convinced that someone mixed up the R8 and R9 wood piles for the 2014 model year. Nice one!

Don't we already have a consensus that all 13/14 R8 are R9 in disguise? :D
 

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Killer guitar...no better historic ever made by Gibson pound for pound than the 13/14 R8's

If only they would open up like true historics do...=0)
 

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I'll trade you straight up for my new one if you dont like it....

just sayin'

:wave:
 

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