- Dec 14, 2018
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Hey guys, I am the owner of the guitar Atomic is making over. He's doing an amazing job with it! That Knopfler aged R8 LP being sold as something else is crazy...
Nope,it is not a Knopfler. Paint is wrong for starters.
I think the point that’s being made here is that there were clearly more made and they are now being sold as R8s through CME. The questions that raises:All 50 aged were TH spec. and were signed and sold out in 2016
Here’s a Knopfler for comparison:What makes you guys think that the CME 58 is re-purposed? Not super familiar with that process. Most of the CME Aged 58's all have the same wear pattern.
Btw, all their aged R8s have the following mark on the back of the headstock. If that's a wear pattern for the Knopfler CC than these def. are re-purposed:
I imagine anyone who paid top dollar for an official Knopfler LP would have plenty to care about - they essentially paid almost double the price for a certificate.Gibson has been known to use wear patterns from their CC runs in other aged guitars. Obviously they want to replicate actual wear patterns unlike the relic knockoffs where a guy just took some 80 grit and a screw driver randomly to the finish. I've had some come thru the shop that were home aged that looked terrible like" how on earth could that have happened?"
scuffing and rubbing brown shoe polish into your guitar isn't cool. lol. As for what it is or isn't or was... who cares. just enjoy the thing
I essentially got a CC 29 right at half MAP [avatar]. It is to date the best deal I've gotten on a new Gibson.I imagine anyone who paid top dollar for an official Knopfler LP would have plenty to care about - they essentially paid almost double the price for a certificate.
And, I imagine Mark Knopfler would have a legitimate beef with Gibson, as well.