Gibson R8 - Frets?

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  1. pepsiguy

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    Can anyone tell me what frets are used on Gibson R8's? I have a couple of LP Standards and a 335 and 339? Are they the same or smaller? The pics I have seen of the R8 appear to have smaller thinner frets than the Standards and the 339 (which I really like). I have been GAS'ing for an R8 despite the fatter neck. If it also has small frets, I should probably give up. Not a lot of R8's for sale around here so a test drive is difficult....

    Scott...
     
  2. 27sauce

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    They have pretty big frets. 045/.100
     
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    Long & McQuade always has reissues in stock. Go try one. All reissue Les Pauls have the same frets.
     
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    I have experience where R9s were different than R8s.
     
  5. 27sauce

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    The only ones with different size fret wire are the Jimmy Page RI's. All other RI's have the same size. However, before 2000, they were narrower, so a 2005 R9 would have bigger frets than a 1998 R8.
     
  6. pepsiguy

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    Are they the same as the Les Paul Standards?

    The Long and McQuade in Burlington does not have R8's on a regular basis. It's been a long time since I've seen one in there. I'll have to venture out to Toronto...

    Scott...
     
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    Thanks I appreicate this response. Very helpful. Still I guess I'll have to try them as suggested, but this definitely helps.

    Looks like they are wider and not as tall as the Standards...
     
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