NGD: Gibson R8 Historic

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NGD: Gibson R8 Historic

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I can rest the blame for this one squarely at the forum - damn Ishibashi thread got me drooling after this.
Liquidated a few pieces of studio gear to get this, it shipped on Christmas Day from Japan and arrived today.

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Action was set super low, I raised it a bit to work well with my Strat accustomed hands.
Really impressed by the range of fatness and clarity on offer, makes for a very pleasant experience.

Here it is plugged straight into a Rockitt Retro Plexi clone.



Thanks to GrantB for letting me pick his brains about Gibson Historics!
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That is a really nice Christmas toy you bought there. Congratulations.

Must be worthy of playing the Green Manalishi :wink:
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Nice! Really like the top on that.

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Happy New Guitar Day, Warren!
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Lovely, never too many Lesters in this world :)
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If that is plugged straight in, then who needs pedals - just think how much money could be saved!
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The guitar looks great, time to change your username to "sunburstlespaulblues'
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Congrats. Super cool.
On top of that with all the hassles with freight that was super fast shipping.

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Some beautiful tones brought about by some very cool playing!!
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H671 wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:46 am If that is plugged straight in, then who needs pedals - just think how much money could be saved!
…..After you’ve paid for a Mesa and R8.
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Slowy wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:29 am
H671 wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:46 am If that is plugged straight in, then who needs pedals - just think how much money could be saved!
…..After you’ve paid for a Mesa and R8.
And an OxBox/PS2

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That is one good looking guitar. Congrats

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H671 wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:46 am If that is plugged straight in, then who needs pedals - just think how much money could be saved!
Once you start accumulating multiple amps it appears pedals may actually be cheaper 😂
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AiRdAd wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:21 am The guitar looks great, time to change your username to "sunburstlespaulblues'
BurstPaulBlues - my friends coined that when I showed them the pics :)

Personally I think Lazyboy may be more appropriate, after playing Strats for years, it seems this guitar does half the work 😂
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Slowy wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:29 am
…..After you’ve paid for a Mesa and R8.
Don’t remind me! Thankfully a mini studio gear sale paid for most of it.
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