The VOS guitars impressed me so much that I had to have one. In the process I got an 05 R8 as well. The Tea Burst is the 06/R8 9lbs 7oz All stock and sounds killer. Very tight and clear. The GT is an 01 R7 8lbs 5oz WCR Darkbursts. 2x4 for a neck. fat and thick sounding. Very smooth. Darkburst is an 05 R8 8lbs 7oz Unpotted Burstbuckers. 59 neck carve (Wide Fat Feeling) Superb playability. I was planning on keeping the nicer of the 2 R8s but it's like trying to pick a favorite kid. These VOS guitars not only have tone like no other guitars but now they play as good as any uber high end guitar. They are that good!