- Feb 18, 2009
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Great to read the original post, and watch the vid, to see where my '57 VOS Junior came from:
But they screwed up on one thing, I believe. Being a left-handed guitar, they put the dot markers on the left-hand side of the fretboard, with none on the other side! Now when I got my 1970 SG Standard, it had position markers on both sides (i.e. they took a right-handed prepared neck for my lefty and put position markers on the other side as well).
I think that would have been the case in 1957 - that they would have simply taken a RH neck with RH position markers on. They have the Les Paul logo the wrong way around on mine, as you can see from the photo (which I believe would have been correct). However, I've never seen a '57 lefty LP Junior to compare mine with...
Took the "s" out of the "https" so that its easier to watch.Full HD quality video from Japanese media digimartnet:
Gibson Custom Factory Tour 2016【週刊ギブソンVol.93 特別編】
I'm brand spankin' new to this forum and I just wanted to thank the OP for posting these photos and the story behind them.
I just bought my first Gibson.
It's a Les Paul R8 VOS.
I literally just got it in my hands today.
It's every bit as good as you might imagine after seeing the pictures and reading the story.
I totally love this guitar.
Been playing guitar since the early 80's and never once owned a Gibson...anything, let alone a Les Paul.
Everything else, yeah sure. But never anything made by Gibson.
Let me tell you....I've been missing out.
Totally love this guitar and I'd like to add that I don't regret it one bit that I went with the custom shop.
This opinion comes after having played a lot of new Traditionals during the last three months.
I encourage anyone who can afford it or somehow justify the cost to add the other 2k and get the custom shop.
I got the R8 because I like a beefy neck, and all the reviews said the 58 is a little deeper than the 59.
Don't know anything about it since I never had a chance to play an R9 but for me it's a dream to play the R8.
The neck - for me - is exactly perfect!
Thanks again to the OP for posting this.