Not so "Plain" tops.

BurstintoFlames

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Ive been GAS'n for one of those R8's plain tops (and bursts, or any Les Paul for that matter)that have some sexy light flame to them, those are probably the most beautiful guitars IMHO, especially if they have great grain to them, lets see some:photos:
 

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My '03 R8. I absolutely love this guitar.

-Mike
 

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Here's my current R8:
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Here's my old R8, no longer in inventory:
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My r8 plain top has just a hint of flame..

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In good lighting they start to stand out..
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I have been drooling over #83232 at Wildwood:

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There are some gloss R9s this year that come without the pickguard installed.

Questions:

1. Can you get R8s in gloss rather than VOS?

2. Do R8s ever come without the pickguard isntalled?


That would be my ideal guitar. Hint of flame wouldn't hurt.

:naughty:
 

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Questions:

1. Can you get R8s in gloss rather than VOS?

2. Do R8s ever come without the pickguard isntalled?
1. Practically all reissues are VOS nowadays. I wanted a gloss R8 around a year ago. None were in stock and I and I was told I had to order one. One year wait...but I live in Canada. Seriously, VOS is one of those things you over think and when you actually own a VOS you get over it real fast. Just buy some cleaner & polish (Virtuoso is a great product) and apply it to the wood. You end up with a beautiful shinny new guitar with aged hardware...looks great !!

2. It's possible but I don't think so.
 

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There are some gloss R9s this year that come without the pickguard installed.

Questions:

1. Can you get R8s in gloss rather than VOS?

2. Do R8s ever come without the pickguard isntalled?


That would be my ideal guitar. Hint of flame wouldn't hurt.

:naughty:

1. Yes

2. I haven't seen one, I'm pretty sure they don't

Mark's Guitar Loft has a couple of R8's with a hint of flame in them, but both are "on hold" ...so they are out there, you just have to keep looking and pounce quickly when you see a nice one.
 

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Congrats Mike, which R0 did you buy? ...let me guess, that beautiful looking 2009 that weighs in at 8lbs 1oz?

It'll be interesting to see what the neck is like on a 2009 R0, the R8's and R9's are supposedly identical this year. I've played a couple of '09 R9's and the necks were amazing... exactly as they should be (and it's about time). :)
 

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