I got a good deal on a R8 I could not pass up.
I've owned iced tea Burst LPs before, but none that had the vintage look that I wanted. This one is much more of the tea Burst I see in my head when I think of old LPs. The lighting in the photos does not quite capture the color well. The top is great and the flame varies a good deal in lighting and angles changes..."3D" look to it. It also has nice irregular figuring that runs perpendicular to the flame and also varies in appearance at different angles. Has a gorgeous not-too-perfect look. Neck is 50s fat for sure. I also have a Trad, but the neck on this R8 is more substantial.
I included a few pics, including a pic of it alongside a honeyburst Standard and a lightburst plaintop Traditional.