I have just aquired an R8 which I am very happy with, but have a couple of questions: 1 Mine appears to have a one piece top (washed cherry) - is that common? Others I have seen seem to have two piece tops. 2 The volume pots are not very responsive. On my 02 Standard I tend to set the amp so that I get the tone I want out of the neck pickup and then wind the tone on the bridge pickup down to around 4 to take the edge off it. With the R8 the tone pot is a bit on/off - I have to take it right down to 2 before I get any noticeable drop off in high end and then it very quickly takes all the high end off. I this normal? 3. Mine, athough new, has a slight ding in the front edge of the headstock next to the D sring tuner. Really bugged me at first but I like the feel and sound of the thing so I have kept it ( and the shop would happily have taken it back. However the dealer did suggest that it is possible the ding was there deliberately as part of the VOS treatment. If it is then it is the only mark on the guitar so I kind of doubt that can be the case - looks more like it may have taken a knock when put back on a rack. Did anybody else get a new R8 VOS with a ding or two in it as part of the VOS treatment?