NGD: 2016 R8 Lemonburst

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Holy crap! I've never held or played a Customshop RI. This one literally just arrived, the climate is decent but I'm still going to let it acclimate for awhile. I have not even plugged it in yet. But my R8 Lemonburst VOS arrived today! Wow! Couple of quick questions - again I've never had/held/played a Customshop model. I noticed the neck binding has some reddish tint to it - is that normal? I noticed on the "Les Paul" Logo on the headstock, that "Les" is below the Paul....I hvae a 2020 Standard and they're on the same line - is this due to how it was in 1958? Also - its much lighter than I expected - these are solid all the way with no weight relief right?! Sorry for the newb questions!





Now let's get to the good ones!











 

jaydublin

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Logo looks right to me. Dye bleeding into the binding is part and parcel to the historic process. That is a beauty of a Lester. Congrats!!!!
 
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Thank you everyone! Knowing a 'Standard' - and this is a different monster!!! I appreciate the comments on the dye, and the logo - you spend a lot on these, and if you don't know (like myself), you can easily think there is an issue! I think its absolutely gorgeous and can't wait to plug it in! Almost time to go warm up the tubes on the 800!
 
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Well - holy crap. That's a lot different than I was expecting. All around 10/10.
 

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Effn jackpot! Really nice guitar!

Gorgeous top, nice dark board, they aren't weight relieved or chambered, it's a higher grad of mahogany selected for light weight. Most real Bursts averaged somewhere about 8 & 3/4 pounds.

You did well buying that one.
 

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Congrats on your new LP!

Twins? My 2016 Lemonburst R8. My bleed is just a *little* more noticeable than yours... haha.
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