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    Why did you choose the one you have? Why are the R 8 seem to be the better values out there............. Postem boys n girls
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    1989 Fender Telecaster Custom Deluxe Ultra
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    2007 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
    1997 Fender Pink Paisley

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    Quote Originally Posted by realtree71
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    Why did you choose the one you have? Why are the R 8 seem to be the better values out there............. Postem boys n girls




    The price of the R8 has a lot to do with Gibson wanting to price for multiple levels. OPriginally the prices increased from the Goldtops to the R8 to the R9 to the R0, marketing justified this with amenities....the R0 got the lightest body blanks and the most figures tops, the R9 had the next lightest bodies and a different figure, then the R8 where a little heavier with a plain top, and then the Goldtops had the heaviest body blanks. But, in reality, this was more of a pricing structure to over something at different prices and amenities were all over the place...plenty of people found their Goldtops were sprayed over an incredible flame. And, once Gibson realized more people sought out the rounder R9 neck than the Slim-Taper neck of the R0, they moved to make the R9 the most expensive and give it the best tops. The R8's also traditionally had one of the thickest necks (discounting the Silm-Taper of the R0, the thinnest neck was the R9, then R7, then R8/R6/R4), but thos eare relaly all over the place as well, and Gibson is ship[ping fewer and fewer Historics with baseball bat necks these days, I think they've fallen out of fashion.



    I have no Historic to show, I have my '72 and it's all I need, but one day would like an R4 as a replacement or companion (even if it means swapping mini=HB's in).

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          I'd sure as hell love a re-issue LP. But they're very expensive - for the same money I could pay a top luthier to build me one of equal quality, but made to my exact specifications. And it would have a Brazilian rosewood board and maybe even some old stock mahogany that Gibson aren't allowed to use any more...

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          • #6
            The lowest price the well known Luthiers that build the correct replicas is 8,500K! So, in average no, for the same money you can buy a historic you can't ask for a hand build replica with all the appointments you are contemplating.



            But you can find less known luthiers that can build you one at lower prices, but will they actually build it to the same attention to detail as the better ones?

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              My R8. Purchased from Dave's guitars. Love at first site. Hands down the most playable guitar I've ever owned.



              Worth every cent. Loved the finish and the mineral streak in the plain top. It spoke. I listened
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                Very ice guys
                FREE BATOTMAN


                1955 Tele Partsocaster Korina Amber
                2007 Carvin V220 Green Machine
                1983 Gibson Custom Shop Edition Schenker reject
                1989 Fender Telecaster Custom Deluxe Ultra
                1968 Fender Telecaster
                2007 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
                1997 Fender Pink Paisley

                59 Fender Bassman
                Marshall JCM 800
                Marshall Studio 15
                Marshall 1976
                Marshall Silver Jubilee
                Orange Tiny Terror
                Orange Rocker 30
                Carvin Vintage 16

                http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=892909

                SURVIVOR

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                • #9
                  This is my R7, and at 8.47lb, the lightest unchambered R7 I've seen, they usually keep that good light wood for the R9s



                  Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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                  • #10
                    I'm fortuante to have three...



                    R9







                    R7BB







                    R6 (BRW - 8.8 lbs)







                    They all sound different and bring different things to the table. The R9 is everything a LP Standard should be - the best of the bunch. The Custom has crazy low action and is great for gainier/metal stuff. The R6 is amazingly versatile - I bring it when I only can have one guitar with me.

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                      Quote Originally Posted by nicolasrivera
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                      That's beautiful

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                        1996 R9







                        One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.
                        Three chords and you're into jazz
                        - Lou Reed

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