POLL! Which one do you like best?!

Which LP do you like best?!

  • 2016 R8 Lemonburst VOS

    Votes: 48 75.0%
  • 2018 R8 Washed Cherry VOS

    Votes: 16 25.0%

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Both guitars are the exact same price. I think I have my mind made up, but curious as to what MLP will say!

2016 R8 Lemonburst VOS - very minot fret wear







2018 R8 Washed Cherry VOS - Has couple of dings on the body, and scraping on top of headstock





 

THDNUT

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I like the '18 but how bad is the "scraping" on top of the head stock?
 

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I dig the finish on that 18!
The dings wouldn’t bother me, unless I suspected it might not be a long haul keeper.
 

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That's really tough for me. I really like the lemon one better, but I just don't like the faded out tops with strong red backs. IMO, if they're replicating a guitar with that much red faded out of the top, the back should be much lighter/browner. Makes it look like a guitar that spent forty years sitting in its case with the lid open.
 

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That 18 is a 19 btw. Those dings are a deal breaker for me.
 
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That 18 is a 19 btw. Those dings are a deal breaker for me.
I'm glad I wasn't going crazy. It was made (per the card) in Sept 2019.....but I went to Gibson Legacy website, and couldn't find a 2019 Customshop, so thought maybe they just continued the 2018's for 2 years.....
 
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That's really tough for me. I really like the lemon one better, but I just don't like the faded out tops with strong red backs. IMO, if they're replicating a guitar with that much red faded out of the top, the back should be much lighter/browner. Makes it look like a guitar that spent forty years sitting in its case with the lid open.
I feel like I can't "unsee" that now.
 

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I feel like I can't "unsee" that now.
I always figure the back should be close to the same color whatever the very edges of the top are (not factoring the obvious wood color difference). Think faded SGs -- they turn pretty light/brown, even if the cherry pore filler remains a bit.
 

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