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R8's with Figured Tops...

RUFFCUT

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As everyone here has probably noticed, R8's are "somewhat" :pwink cheaper than R9's or R0's
and are often marketed as "plain" or "lightly figured". However many have tops that rival
their more expensive conterparts making them a "hell" :bat of a deal. Please post
examples if you have them. To get it going...

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Big Al

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I love mine. It's a dilly. Beautiful sunrise teaburst on a sweet rock maple top with beautiful grain and subtle unique figure.
 

frenchphil

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all these r8 are superb!!

are they really cheaper than r9?

i thought gibson charged a few more for figured r8, making them close to r9 as far as price

but those tops are superb!!

congrats guys!!
 

badmisfortune

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And I know it's an R4, not an R8, but it's the same principle-regular price just like any other R4:



2011 R4 in Faded Ice Tea Burst
 

MS 57

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With R8s like that, who needs an R9 !
Here is a CR8 that I got from Mark a couple of years ago.
It has a great Sandy vibe going if you ask me.

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pinefd

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Beautiful guitars, guys!

Here are my R8s, including a CR8 (the first one):

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Frank
 

RUFFCUT

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Everytime I try to post pics it doesn't work. I bought it as a plaintop and got bonus figure, but not nearly as nice as the beauties posted here.
E-mail me your pic and I'll try to post it for you if you would like...
If chambered counts, I'll play:
Yes, CR8's count. Nos. 2 & 3 of my post are CR's...
And I know it's an R4, not an R8, but it's the same principle-regular price just like any other R4:
Agreed, same principle...


Frank, I still lust for that first one you posted...
 
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