LEFTY 1996 HISTORIC R8 Serial Number
Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:45 AM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:17 AM
An R8 from 1996 would have 57 classics installed and have markings on the pots.
I hope this info helps.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:50 AM
Do the fretboard inlays have sharp (2006) or rounded (1996) corners?
Are the tuners installed in a "V" array (2006) or are they installed in a parallel "ll" array (1996)? (examine headstock from the back)
Is the finish on the guitar top and pickup covers dulled/brushed looking (2006 VOS) or does it look like the top and hardware is/was gloss finish (1996)?
A 1996 reissue would have a brown/pink interior case and a 2006 reissue would have a black case that says only "Gibson Custom".
Hope this helps as well.
If it's a '96, it probably has a killer top. If it's a 2006 it would have a plain top, no flame.
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'01 LP Raw Power, natural
'98 Lp R8, Flametop, vintage red
'97 LP R8 Plaintop, vintage red
'93 Taylor 555
'92 Taylor 410
'65 Hagstrom II, baby blue