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R8's with Figured Tops...

Blackie59

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Sunrise Tea Burst, 2013.
 
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poon99

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They got a nice one in washed cherry just in at the HOG.Best bang for the buck these are.
 

LedHed

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Here's my 1998 R8...... It was Gibson's NAMM show guitar at the Summer 98 show....... The depth of the flame pattern and the 3D nature of the flames are like a WASHBOARD - you expect to feel them when you run your hands over them - I think this top blows away a lot of R9 Killer tops..... Plus, and more importantly, it sounds pretty damn good too!

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AndyMan

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Mine is 2473. Sorta close?

I bet the same month - not sure how many they made in '02? Does your fingerboard look like Brazilian rosewood (very dark), mine does - even though it was determined that they didn't use Brazilian for '02 R8s.
 

davidd

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Here's my '01 CA R8. Has Wolfetone Dr. V's and the RS kit. Aging nicely since these pics were taken a few years ago. The neck, back and sides have turned a nice light brown. The top seems a little lighter also.


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Phil M

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These are both 2013 R8 plain tops. The Iced Tea has more of a peakaboo flame but the Lemon is unbelievable. I've never been a burst or flame guy (always used goldtops) but both of these guitars are exceptional. I couldn't leave the store without them.


Iced Tea Burst




Lemon Burst
 

AndyMan

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^^
Did someone at Gibson have an opposite day??
 

Guitardon

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Mine is still my favorite of all my guitars, I think 2002 was one of the best years for them.

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SteveS

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Wow that's a beautiful R8 :jim :2cool

Been looking at these 2013 Historics all year and have been dragging my feet. This one came along and I fell in love with the top and color on it straight away. Who needs an R9 when there's R8's like this available!
 
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