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  • Any other R0 Historics in the house?..Pics please.

    The R0 1960 Historic is probably the rarest Custom shop Les Paul, compared to say R8's and R9's and at present there only about nine or ten in the UK. ( If that ). Very hard guitars to find in Europe and all the ones I know of have been imported privately from the States.

    Great guitars.. Gorgeous necks.. Anyone here got any pics of theirs ( G0's included ).

    Here's a link to some pics.

    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]2003 1960 Custom shop Historic ( gloss )

    Click on pics to enlarge. Also notice how the reds in the burst have begun to fade to a more red/brown, with natural ageing
    'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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    I guess it's just me and you bro. I'm glad I grabbed my R0 when I did (05) the prices now scare me a bit. It also seems the norm lately is 9-9.5 lbs. Mine is a comfy 8.5




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    • #3
      Do want. The photo to the right of the text in Phil's link is exactly what a Paul is supposed to look like.
      Tauntr.com - Adding Insult to Everything!Neck Pocket Cavern Surveyor for the Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You club!"In all fairness, Les Pauls have a switch position labeled "Rhythm", while Strats do not, because they are lead guitars for lead guitarists." -Flatspotter

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          Do you know there are none for sale on the Internet? A gorgeous one went on LPF last fall or so. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
          Tauntr.com - Adding Insult to Everything!Neck Pocket Cavern Surveyor for the Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You club!"In all fairness, Les Pauls have a switch position labeled "Rhythm", while Strats do not, because they are lead guitars for lead guitarists." -Flatspotter

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          • #6
            OK, I was wrong, there's a few for sale. Google is pretty useless though.
            Tauntr.com - Adding Insult to Everything!Neck Pocket Cavern Surveyor for the Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You club!"In all fairness, Les Pauls have a switch position labeled "Rhythm", while Strats do not, because they are lead guitars for lead guitarists." -Flatspotter

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            • #7
              I guess it's just me and you bro. I'm glad I grabbed my R0 when I did (05) the prices now scare me a bit. It also seems the norm lately is 9-9.5 lbs. Mine is a comfy 8.5






              Hi bigconig.. Yeah doesn't look there are many R0 owners around.. They don't know what they are misssing..LOL
              Always love to see the pic of yours...Gorgeous guitar. Love the colour..
              Ya never know, perhaps someone else will post some pics.

              The funny thing is that everyone raves on about Koss's sound.. Clapton's Beano sound...Pages sound etc etc.. And the tone they like all came from slim necks..
              'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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                .What a beauty... I've never seen a bad R0 yet...Thanks for posting..
                'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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                • #9


                  Do you know there are none for sale on the Internet? A gorgeous one went on LPF last fall or so. Heartbreakingly beautiful.


                  You are right, there aren't that many for sale. Well not compared to R8's and 9's. There are only about nine in the UK.
                  The slimmer neck ( Not at all like a Standard or a Classic ) gives a lovely open woody acoustic tone. Not as bassy as the fatter necks, but more mids.

                  Not superior or inferior..Just different.
                  Well at least that's my theory after a a few experiments and funnily enough the finding of many other people too.
                  'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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                  • #10
                    Not a R0, but a 68ri. This was a GC exclusive and is essentially an R0 with an ebony board. You're right about the neck, pure heaven, a bit more sizable than a classic, not as big as a 50's.

                    My Gear

                    07 Les Paul 68 Custom Reissue
                    94 Roadhouse Strat w SD custom hot flats
                    Ibanez S540
                    00 Epi LP Custom w Gibson 490R/498T pickups
                    Squier Telecaster Custom II
                    04 p90 Melody Maker

                    Marshall DSL 401
                    Fender superchamp XD

                    Fender deluxe precision bass
                    Ashdown ABM evo 500 combo

                    Good trades with ChuckNorris1982 & slomatic

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                    • #11
                      Gorgeous guitar 59Humbucker.. I wonder if it has a neck like my old 68 Custom.. I sold it years ago,. but I'll try to dig up a couple of old pics. Does it have the 50's shoulders?
                      'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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                      • #12
                        I'm an R9 fan, have a few, but have never played an R0.

                        Phil - i love looking at old humph, it's one of my fave guitars And BC, yours is a real shostopper too!

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                        • #13
                          I'm an R9 fan, have a few, but have never played an R0.

                          Phil - i love looking at old humph, it's one of my fave guitars And BC, yours is a real shostopper too!


                          Thanks Takeaway,
                          Hey, if you are ever down west Dorset way man, you'll have to try old Humph out.

                          Blimey..Not much of a take on R0's so far. Perhaps they are even rarer than we thought..

                          'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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                          • #14
                            Gorgeous guitar 59Humbucker.. I wonder if it has a neck like my old 68 Custom.. I sold it years ago,. but I'll try to dig up a couple of old pics. Does it have the 50's shoulders?


                            As far as I can tell, it's the same neck that's on the R0/GO. I tried it against a G0 when I got it and they were very similar in feel. Apparently the burst 68ri usually have massive necks and come in triburst or natural, whereas this GC exclusive has the custom shop 60's neck and washed cherry finish.

                            I should really pull the neck p'up to see if like the GO it's stamepd R0.

                            All in all, I couldn't be happier with it (though I'm familiar with Humph from the LPF and have admired him from afar)
                            My Gear

                            07 Les Paul 68 Custom Reissue
                            94 Roadhouse Strat w SD custom hot flats
                            Ibanez S540
                            00 Epi LP Custom w Gibson 490R/498T pickups
                            Squier Telecaster Custom II
                            04 p90 Melody Maker

                            Marshall DSL 401
                            Fender superchamp XD

                            Fender deluxe precision bass
                            Ashdown ABM evo 500 combo

                            Good trades with ChuckNorris1982 & slomatic

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                              As far as I can tell, it's the same neck that's on the R0/GO. I tried it against a G0 when I got it and they were very similar in feel. Apparently the burst 68ri usually have massive necks and come in triburst or natural, whereas this GC exclusive has the custom shop 60's neck and washed cherry finish.

                              I should really pull the neck p'up to see if like the GO it's stamepd R0.

                              All in all, I couldn't be happier with it (though I'm familiar with Humph from the LPF and have admired him from afar)


                              Now that's strange, because no les Paul custom I ever had from that late 60's early 70's era ever had a fat neck.. I wouldn't have bought it if it did... LOL.
                              If I hadn't have bought old Humph, I would have certainly gone for a G0.. I think they are great guitars..
                              'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.

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