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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Hi fellas . Sorry I've lurked for years without contributing . Anyways this is a recent acquisition . I bought it as a recommissioned Felder and really like it . Sounds great and I like the bigger frets . Interesting thing was tech and I thought it may be a Burst Brothers but email and photos to Gibson confirm it as Felder in Western Desert Fade . Still curious about some specs . The bridge and posts are ABR1 yet spaced for a Nashville so bridge fitting tight . This rectified by replacing with Gotoh bridge . Also the control cavity looks totally unmolested with original wiring but pickups labelled as SD 59s but back plate not stamped . Still a great guitar but someone may know something I don't . Cheers .

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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Nice one these are pretty cool!!

    taken from a past Reverb model for sale.

    "Prior to this guitar being made, the Custom Shop was making the Don Felder signature R9 Les Pauls that were meant to replicate Felder's 'Burst that he used to record "Hotel California" among other Eagles' songs. After some time, they decided to end the run early, even though more guitars were already in production. This is one of those guitars. Gibson painted a stinger over the back of the headstock to hide the Felder signature serial number, retrofitted an ABR-1 bridge to the Nashville post spacing (Felder's 'Burst was modded to have a Nashville bridge installed on it, so they made the post spacing to fit a Nashville), scraped the R9 from the control cavity, and re-branded the serial numbers as R8s. For this reason, these guitars tend to have really great tops and also have a really great '59 neck profile meant to mimic Felder's 'Burst. Also, since the color was supposed to me a unique match to the original and didn't really match any of the typical Reissue finishes, they called it Western Desert Fade."

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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Thanks , yes i saw that and then Gibson referred me to it as well
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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    I used to have one of these recommissioned Felders. Really great run with a great neck profile. Congrats!

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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Nice!

    Congrats!

    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Cheers guys .

    Oh and JT , 911 is my favourite number
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    Les Paul Forum Member J T's Avatar
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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    All I know is she's pretty! Congrats, HNGD and play her in good health!
    Midnight Blues

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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Hey guys,
    does anyone know this guitar: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...act=mrc&uact=8

    Don Felder plays it every show - it's stunning!!!

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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    When I was a boy I slept at Heaven's Gate .

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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhard View Post
    Thats his 59' signature model...the one in the picture is just a "normal" Les Paul I guess.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    Re: 2011 Don Felder R9/R8 Stinger

    Quote Originally Posted by louis245 View Post
    Thats his 59' signature model...the one in the picture is just a "normal" Les Paul I guess.
    Seems so . I couldn't find a match elsewhere .
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