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#850974
That’s a great looking guitar. Without the pick guard.

Congrats!
#851068
Mattress5 wrote:I have slight sellers regret.


I know that feeling.
#851170
Wanted to give a shout out to Ady from 'The Guitar Gallery' on Waiheke Island. Everything about this purchase was an absolute breeze, from him accepting my previous LP as a trade and then drip-feeding the money to him as it became available to me. Just before I put my last payment through I had a call from Glyn Evans, the R8 had been passed over to him and Ady had asked him to call me to see how I wanted it set up... nice touch.

Thanks also to 'Mattress' who was the previous owner, he was 100% correct in saying that I wouldn't be disappointed. The search has ended :-)
#851205
No.Highly frustrating and newly discovered 'dead spots'. Took it in for Alan Farrow to have a look at this morning as I thought there may have been a high fret or two... but nope. All are spot on and the relief in the neck is perfect.

However I'm going to take it back to him next week and leave it with him as there's something amiss. Bend a note around a certain area of the fretboard and it just dies, even hitting an A on the second string sounds like there's a towel over the strings. Let's just say I'm not so happy tonight
#851215
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:No.Highly frustrating and newly discovered 'dead spots'. Took it in for Alan Farrow to have a look at this morning as I thought there may have been a high fret or two... but nope. All are spot on and the relief in the neck is perfect.

However I'm going to take it back to him next week and leave it with him as there's something amiss. Bend a note around a certain area of the fretboard and it just dies, even hitting an A on the second string sounds like there's a towel over the strings. Let's just say I'm not so happy tonight


Windings on string coming loose ?
#851216
Nope, everything is as it should be. I’m hoping it might be the wood adjusting to a temperature/humidity change; if Alan can’t find anything wrong and this is just how this guitar is I’ll be gutted. I’m hoping for the best but have to admit I’m not feeling overly optimistic... it might become a case queen that never again sees the light of day
#851223
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Nope, everything is as it should be. I’m hoping it might be the wood adjusting to a temperature/humidity change; if Alan can’t find anything wrong and this is just how this guitar is I’ll be gutted. I’m hoping for the best but have to admit I’m not feeling overly optimistic... it might become a case queen that never again sees the light of day


Bummer fella, I'm sure the cause will be found one way or the other, albeit frustrating I can appreciate on such a spendy gat. Positive thoughts your way thou!






Oh, I have a space in the closet for it also... just sayin... :thumbup:
#851237
I haven’t met a Les Paul that couldn’t be “fixed” yet. Nor have I played that has dead spots without frets, saddles, nut and strings being involved. It will be fine!