I bought my R8 new in 2006 just before the VOS line came out (s/n verifies it was made in early 2006, Jan IIRC). I've loved playing it since the day it arrived and haven't changed a thing. Don't know why I waited 30+ years but I'd always wanted an LP. Recently, I bought a new SG Standard, another guitar model I've wanted since I started playing as a kid in the mid 60's. I've been entertaining myself with A/B'ing these two great guitars (thru a 69/70 SFDR, 80's Marshall Jubilee combo and various fx). I know the specs on the SG's pups but what's in the R8?