I'm officially stating my love for the R8 Les Paul

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  1. Gear Addict

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    I acquired an 08 Gibson Les Paul R8 with the gloss finish in trade last month and I have to say it is the finest guitar I've ever owned. I love the big chunky neck, the fret job is fantastic and the tone is just phenominal.

    This the the 5th LP I've owned in the last 10 years and the others just don't compare, this is a step above. I'm amazed at how resonant the guitar is, I always thought that LP's were very compressed in nature but this one rings out beautifully and sustains for ever.

    I've been looking for 1 guitar to be my main axe and I think I've found it.

    One more nod is to the RS wiring kit the previous owner installed. The volume and tone controls are more usable than any other guitar I've owned hands down.
     
  2. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    Mine is great too. Changed the pickups to WCR's.

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  3. Tim Plains

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    I've officially stated my love for the historic Les Paul guitar 6 times. :)
     
  4. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    I dig my CR8, too. Gibson builds great guitars.
     
  5. Kappy

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    Join the club!

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  6. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Gold Supporting Member

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    love my R8! having RS superpots for vol, CTS 500k for tone, NOS vitamin Q caps, added to the Pat# Stickered buckers. Can't wait!

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  7. tnvol

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    I just bought one last night. I can't wait to get it!
     
  8. Phillip_H

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    @dkaplowitz - I love the finish on that one.
     
  9. SgtThump

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    Best guitars in the world. I bought my R8 new 3-4 years ago and it's been my #1 ever since then (that's saying alot for me.)

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    This is the only piece of equipment that I feel confident in saying "I'll never sell it."
     
  10. bartmcartman

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    Mine is still sustaining from my gig last night!
     
  11. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker WHO DAT!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Yo!!!!

    EDIT: One piece top?
     
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  13. phoenix 7

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    Congrats! Been playing my R8 daily since '05. Serious rock and roll machine.

    Love the tobacco burst and zebras on yours, dkaplowitz!
     
  14. stratman89

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    The honeymoon is over since I bought this Bourbonburst R8 in August.........it's now a full on glorious marriage!

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  15. mcdonaldkd

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    I love mine too. Thinking of getting WCRs for it, though. I have some in my semi-hollow, and it is just fabulous.
     
  16. Kmaz

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    Here I come with mine. A 2005 Washed Cherry with Duncan Antiquities and weighing in at 9.1 lbs.

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  17. ABKB

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    Love mine! Washed cherry, gloss. 2 years old now and the affair is still going strong.
     
  18. stratman89

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    What are you cheating on?
     
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  20. Kappy

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    Yo? You from Philly too. ;) Thanks.

    Good catch! You are correct.
     

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