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WANTED; 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard or 2019 CME Spec R8 with 59 neck


New member
May 4, 2015
I'm hunting either/or with a certain top and dark fingerboard. Royal teaburst or Slow Iced Tea fade finish.

The top(s) I'm looking for are

a tight, somewhat wiggly flame ex. (Pearly Gates/Felder/Greeny)

Or the mismatched, wide and subtle flame similar to the 9 19xx serial range. ex. (Snakebite, Nicky, the new JB/CD Candy apple turd)

Seen plenty of 2018 R8's that looked perfect but I can not get a long with the tall/narrow frets.

Thanks in advance!