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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    Owned this since 2003 and several years ago on some threads I wasn't very savvy , perhaps still not , didn't get photos up , forgot password ....... still the same guitar though . One of those R8s that thinks it's an R9 in looks and neck profile . I installed Grovers and bone nut in recent years . The pups are SD WLH I bought around UK only release but only covered couple months ago . It has Orange Drops and 50s wiring . Probably my favourite of 4 LPs currently .

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    Last edited by Rockhard; 07-18-19 at 12:34 PM.
    When I was a boy I slept at Heaven's Gate .

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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    wow that looks good. cant say i blame you for being rock hard

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    Les Paul Forum Member renderit's Avatar
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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    Very nice. I have an R9 which looks very similar and I love it to pieces!


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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    Very nice , I bet you have a chunky big neck ? which I love .

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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    I have a 2002 R8 and it and every other '02 I've come across has a smaller neck profile, more akin to a '59 style.

    Cool guitar!

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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    That looks great! Love the flame on it.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    It's pretty much the dream flame top I hoped to own . Took 6 months to prize out of dealer mate's hands who said it was his personal guitar . The neck is not like a 58 is supposed to be but more 59 . I bought a 2011 R9 couple of years ago with same neck profile .

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

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    Les Paul Forum Member Rockhard's Avatar
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    Re: 2002 R8 Finally made it here ! Feel free to share the flame .

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shifter View Post
    I have a 2002 R8 and it and every other '02 I've come across has a smaller neck profile, more akin to a '59 style.

    Cool guitar!
    Thanks . As someone said there was probably more demand for lower priced R8s so Gibson just branded the R9 stock as R8s . Such foibles exist at our favourite guitar company . These days with MTM and retailer special runs of you course you can order an R9 with fatter R8 neck and vice versa etc .
    When I was a boy I slept at Heaven's Gate .

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