Belated NGD! Gibson Les Paul R8

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  1. PelhamSG

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    Hey folks, sharing this a little last because I haven't found much time to be on the internet. Just a few weeks ago I decided that I was going to sell 4 of my guitars (I have 9) to fund something I really wanted, an R8. Preferably newer 2016-2018 ones. I found this 2018 R8 on reverb and had to have it. I loved the color, the top, and its serial number, 8 8666, intrigued me as well because I am interested in the occult. Has a nice chunky neck and is about 8.3lbs. [​IMG]
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  2. dented

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    The flame top is apropos. Nice guitar.
     
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    Beautiful looking guitar, congrats.
     
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    Wow wee! That's a nice one. Congrats
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's a beautiful instrument, top to bottom. Even the figuring of the back of the mahogany body is unique and beautiful.
     
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    That is gorgeous. Nice flame without being too much
    How does it play?
     
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    Awesome..congrats !!
     
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    Very nice. Love the color.
     
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    Yeah - the flame is nice and not obnoxious. Huge neck and weighs 8.3 lbs ?

    What more could you ask for ?
     
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    Don't turn your back on that guitar when I am in the same room with it!
     
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    I like it. Don't take the serial number too seriously.
     
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    man, what a beauty! I've decided that I will not own another LP unless I have the opportunity to buy an unusually good looking sunburst. that one there would definitely qualify.
     
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    I like that color of sunburst.
     
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    Absolutely demonic! In a good, albeit depraved way.
     
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    Lovely!
     
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    Mighty cool. Are the back and neck actually a cherry finish, or is it just the lighting? I'd expect a clear finish on those.
     
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    Like a dream :D Had to set it up a bit, but I think I got it where I like it
     
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    Cherry aniline die back/sides/neck
     
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    Very cool! I'll bet it doesn't have any of those rumored QC issues. Don't feel bad, I haven't seen any of them show up either :<
     
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