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  1. A Gibson LP is the best gift ever! I'd snag an R8 for sure. You can pick one up brand new for about 3K... I think many will agree that R8's are the best bang for the buck. I have one and love it.
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    Congrats on the Custom. Everyone needs one
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    what is better?

    I like Brazilian RW the best.
  4. I'm not a fan of the VOS Gunk. I polished it off my R8 ASAP. I do like the dulled hardware.
  5. If it's the regular Swiss Cheese Custom then it's the 490R/498T combo. There are other Custom models which have Burstbuckers... Call Gibson Customer Service with the Serial Number and they can confirm exactly what you are looking at. I'm horrible at describing tones... but to me the Burstbuckers have a more classic rock sound where the 498T/490R PUPs come across darker to me... Not better or worse but different. Some excellent discussions out there on the 498T/490R and Burstbuckers... I'd hit up the forums for some additional info. 498T/490R Burstbucker
  6. I have an '09... Other than being a limited color it's a regular Custom. Short Tenon 490R and 498T PUPs
  7. 21 bids and it's over $2K... Man there are some uninformed people out there ready to drop some serious coin with out knowing what the hell they are buying. Crazy people if you ask me. I reported it as well... 11 hours left in the auction. I bet the seller is stoked thinking his pay day is on the way. Hopefully there won't be a NGD on the boards with a "Limited Edition Custom"
  8. Congrats... Nice R8. Love mine... Enjoy
  9. I saw Metallica in '83 in a small club in Brooklyn NYC called L'amours... Wasp and Armored Saint opened up... They were just hitting the big time. Cliff was alive then. Pure Energy. Ahhh the good ol' days...
  10. Congrats... Sweet top!
  11. My CS '59... Love it
  12. "Bleeding at the base of his brain stem" Just reading those words gave me a headache.:D
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    R8 vs. R9

    Generally it appears R9's get the lighter wood over R8's. But I have seen some really light R8's come out the past 2 years or so... But never as light as the lightest R9's I've seen... it's rare to find an R9 over 9lbs where it is much more common for an R8... This is a well known pic taken from inside Gibson's Custom Shop I don't know how strictly Gibson follows this.
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    R8 vs. R9

    Yes Sir... but R9's typically use lighter wood.
  15. Sweet Score... and a Lifton. Congrats...
  16. The Reissues are solid body guitars.... Fatter necks can usually be found on the '58 and below Historic Reissue Les Pauls Spend some time researching here and the other LP forums. R9 put this handy post together.... Les Paul 101
  17. 4 Gibson's here... Each is a fine example of what you would expect from a high quality Gibson guitar.
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    #14 of 25

    Wildwood had Prototype # 1 for sale a while back... It also had a stinger in the back of the headstock... it's different :)
  19. I have tons of half completed ideas... My biggest block is completing a song from start to finish. I get board with the ideas pretty quickly and move on to the next cool sound before finishing the current one. When I hit a road block I try this... usually does the trick.
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