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R8 vs R9

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hi there been long time I haven't been on this forum.

I've been enjoying and recording music with my 1958 lp std historic 1958 plaintop vos lemon burst although im thinking of buying a 1959 and selling this one I was wondering if its worth it cause besides the neck I don't know what the difference is ?

Many people tell me the 1959 is better,but I can't try cause they are nowhere in stock in my country. So anyone can help me if I should keep the 58 and buy the 59?

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There is no constructional difference between a '58 and a '59 apart from the neck thickness.

There is often a cosmetic difference between a '58 and a '59 because the majority of R8s are plain-top and the majority of R9s are figured.

Nothing else.

 

If you like your R8's neck then don't even think about selling-up and buying an R9. It would be a complete waste of money.

 

Pip.

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I think the only sensible thing to do would be to keep the '58 and get a '59, but that's just me. I have little self control when it comes to things like that. msp_biggrin.gif

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