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    Fret size on the Historic R8

    Anyone know the fret specs on a Gibson R8? Are they 6105?

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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    They seem about the same width as 6105, but maybe not quite as tall. Perhaps a slightly ground down 6105.
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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    And they are currently no different than an R9, R0, R7, etc. Years ago, they were smaller on R8's and R7's I believe. Late 90's maybe?
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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    Quote Originally Posted by les strat View Post
    And they are currently no different than an R9, R0, R7, etc. Years ago, they were smaller on R8's and R7's I believe. Late 90's maybe?
    I had a '97 Historic 58 with taller frets than my '08 58 Historic.

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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    The frets on my 2005 R8 measure 0.045 tall x 0.100 wide.

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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    Here are Dunlop 6105 specs to compare:

    Dunlop 6105 Accu-FretŪ fretwire. The 6105 series is a tall and narrow jumbo wire for players that want more exact intonation. Measures .055" tall and .090" wide. 18% nickel/silver hard alloy.
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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    Quote Originally Posted by davieraydon View Post
    I had a '97 Historic 58 with taller frets than my '08 58 Historic.
    I just remember the old listings a good many years ago as having smaller fretwire. Can't remember the years.
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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    Which size on the 59 Historic?

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    Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

    Nowadays, '59 wire is the same.
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    '05 Gibson LP '54
    '06 Gibson LP '58 VOS
    '12 Squier Bullet Strat
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    '70s Val Dez Classical
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    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    But the forum is...still a great place to hang out if you want to chat about guitars or blindside and humiliate unsuspecting chumps with our endless supply of vitriol.

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