R8 Plain Top Day Every Day

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Did you actually work at Gibson aging them?
I think Gibson did a terrific job with them… they look amazing. Have had several aged Gibsons and these are amongst the very best…
Yes I did, and still do. I’m in the Murphy Lab now. I’ve been at the custom shop since 2010. Got a job there when I got out of the Army. I’ve been aging guitars since 2014.
 

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I actually ordered a custom aged pickguard though.. as the original aged pickguard seems to have a spray on material which i fear would wear out as I play… Silly haha but I actually really like that new pickguard, i think it looks more like the real one :)
Oh you mean the “True Historic” pickguard? Yea I think those plastics look closer to the original stuff. Especially the switch tip and truss rod covers.,
 

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Yes I did, and still do. I’m in the Murphy Lab now. I’ve been at the custom shop since 2010. Got a job there when I got out of the Army. I’ve been aging guitars since 2014.
Man this is really cool! Well since I have the opportunity of writing directly to you, thank you for doing such an amazing job with thos run mate!
I also have a 2010 aged AFD and a 2013 aged Perry (both signed), wonder if you worked on them too… the Perry is ”signed” by TM though maybe he did not do it all himself? Anyway mate, I love these aged guitars and the 58 is particularly amazing looking… you guys do an amazing job!
 

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Oh you mean the “True Historic” pickguard? Yea I think those plastics look closer to the original stuff. Especially the switch tip and truss rod covers.,
Oh sorry I miss read that. You ordered a custom one.
 

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Man this is really cool! Well since I have the opportunity of writing directly to you, thank you for doing such an amazing job with thos run mate!
I also have a 2010 aged AFD and a 2013 aged Perry (both signed), wonder if you worked on them too… the Perry is ”signed” by TM though maybe he did not do it all himself? Anyway mate, I love these aged guitars and the 58 is particularly amazing looking… you guys do an amazing job!
Thank you for the kind words. We are proud of them. We try very hard to get everything right with the artist/signature models. I didn’t personally work on the AFD, but I did have a hand with the Joe Perry’s. I loved the Perry’s, such a unique look.
 

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Oh sorry I miss read that. You ordered a custom one.

Yeah i like the Gibson aged pickguard, but i am afraid of wearing the spray on material that was applied on it… see below pic of the guitar with its original pickguard, some was already starting to wear when i got it
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Thank you for the kind words. We are proud of them. We try very hard to get everything right with the artist/signature models. I didn’t personally work on the AFD, but I did have a hand with the Joe Perry’s. I loved the Perry’s, such a unique look.
You should be proud mate, amazing instruments / art pieces. I love the Perry, remains my number 1… love the feel / neck profile and tone so much…
 

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Yea I get why you would do that. It definitely helps the value to keep the pickguard looking like it should.
 

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Not an Historic,... but older than any "Historic" made
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My 2014 R8,... the hangtag advertised it as a Plain Top Lemon Burst... but it does have some figure and a freckle.
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My 2018 R8 in Royal Tea Burst (when it was brand new, fresh off the FEDEX truck from Wildwood—still had the pickguard sticker).
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It does have a good amount of peekaboo flame though when seen from various angles.
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Oh wow is that checking natural?

it is a VOS prototype from 2005/6 or earlier and im guessing when they started to offer that finish so i am sure the checking was done as well...i have owned it a few years and it sits out on a rack and gets played often...
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She just came in today… need to take better pictures but here is a furst one :)
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