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

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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
    <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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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.
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tauntr.com/">Tauntr.com - Adding Insult to Everything!</a><br><br><br><br>Neck Pocket Cavern Surveyor for the <font color="Red">Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You</font> club!<br><br><br><br>&quot;In all fairness, Les Pauls have a switch position labeled &quot;Rhythm&quot;, while Strats do not, because they are lead guitars for lead guitarists.&quot; -Flatspotter</div>

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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.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tauntr.com/">Tauntr.com - Adding Insult to Everything!</a><br><br><br><br>Neck Pocket Cavern Surveyor for the <font color="Red">Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You</font> club!<br><br><br><br>&quot;In all fairness, Les Pauls have a switch position labeled &quot;Rhythm&quot;, while Strats do not, because they are lead guitars for lead guitarists.&quot; -Flatspotter</div>

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          • #6
            OK, I was wrong, there's a few for sale. Google is pretty useless though.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tauntr.com/">Tauntr.com - Adding Insult to Everything!</a><br><br><br><br>Neck Pocket Cavern Surveyor for the <font color="Red">Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You</font> club!<br><br><br><br>&quot;In all fairness, Les Pauls have a switch position labeled &quot;Rhythm&quot;, while Strats do not, because they are lead guitars for lead guitarists.&quot; -Flatspotter</div>

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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..
              <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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              • #8


                .What a beauty... I've never seen a bad R0 yet...Thanks for posting..
                <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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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.


                  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.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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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.

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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?
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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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..

                          <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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                            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)
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">My Gear<br />
                            <br />
                            07 Les Paul 68 Custom Reissue <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /><br />
                            94 Roadhouse Strat w SD custom hot flats<br />
                            Ibanez S540<br />
                            00 Epi LP Custom w Gibson 490R/498T pickups<br />
                            Squier Telecaster Custom II <br />
                            04 p90 Melody Maker<br />
                            <br />
                            Marshall DSL 401<br />
                            Fender superchamp XD<br />
                            <br />
                            Fender deluxe precision bass<br />
                            Ashdown ABM evo 500 combo</font><br />
                            <br />
                            <font size="1">Good trades with ChuckNorris1982 &amp; slomatic</font></div>

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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..
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">'Long tenons. Short tenons. When the drummer comes in, what the **************** does it matter'.</div>

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