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R8's with Figured Tops...

fjminor

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All unbelievable R8 Gents. These are some of the most beautiful guitars around. I need to get some new pics, here is my CR8 which the lightest Les Paul I have ever played @ 7 lbs 2 ozs.

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corpse

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All unbelievable R8 Gents. These are some of the most beautiful guitars around. I need to get some new pics, here is my CR8 which the lightest Les Paul I have ever played @ 7 lbs 2 ozs.

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FJM
What is the bridge PU? Very tasty top.
 

corpse

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The whole package there- looking at the picture gave me what George Carlin called a "piss shiver".
That is a combination (CR+ Throbak) I would love to take for a spin.
 

Red Baron

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The top on this one is so incredibly burst-like its not funny... definitely in my top 3 best tops on a reissue :salude
 

pinefd

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All unbelievable R8 Gents. These are some of the most beautiful guitars around. I need to get some new pics, here is my CR8 which the lightest Les Paul I have ever played @ 7 lbs 2 ozs.

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I love that guitar, Frank! :bug :3zone


Frank
 

pinefd

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Here are a few that I no longer own (unfortunately):

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Frank
 

MikeSlub

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Forgot about this one - added to post above with my other figured R8s.

1998 R8 Butterscotch (purchased from Vintage World back in the day):

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gkelm

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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!!

From what I've seen, at least 2011-2013, yes, substantially cheaper...typically over 1k less for a "lightly flamed" R8.

Here's a 2011 R8 BOTB pg. 22


2011 BOTB pg. 30


And a 2001 R8
 
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