FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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Re: FS • 2018 Gibson R8

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kdawg2a wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
godgrinder wrote:Polar Bear’s one?
Not sure if that’s him or not, really nice guy but things didn’t quite work out

Open to trades for a nice old LP, feel free to PM
Bugger bro! My offer stands to borrow mine. I think when it comes to old guitars, it's always good to get a feel for things before purchasing.
Same goes for cougars
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Re: FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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hey Jim just wondering, do you have beef with PRS? for the R8 price point, if the G guitars still doesn't rock your socks I would suggest going PRS with similar value, YMMV I reckon they look and feel better whilst tone is subjective

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KNNZ wrote:hey Jim just wondering, do you have beef with PRS? for the R8 price point, if the G guitars still doesn't rock your socks I would suggest going PRS with similar value, YMMV I reckon they look and feel better whilst tone is subjective
I just don't think they're my bag. Have only tried a couple and they just didn't do it for me, can't quite put my finger on why

Having said that it looks like everything is going to fall into place and something nice and old is coming my way next week :wink:
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Re: FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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I think I want this :think:

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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:something nice and old is coming my way next week :wink:
Slowy wrote:I think I want this :think:
I'm no detective, but....

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Roll up roll up! Place your bets now ladies, gentlemen and the undecided
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Re: FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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More info & pics on the R8 here, have dropped the price too

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listin ... 2671393675
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robthemac wrote:You could trade it for this?

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 2671614753
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I tried. :lol:
Seriously though. It would make a nice addition to any forumites collection.
Priced as such on trademe for the mass of lowballers hovering around the edges at the moment.
Forum pricing is quite a bit different.
Was that your question on the q and a :D

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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
KNNZ wrote:hey Jim just wondering, do you have beef with PRS? for the R8 price point, if the G guitars still doesn't rock your socks I would suggest going PRS with similar value, YMMV I reckon they look and feel better whilst tone is subjective
I just don't think they're my bag. Have only tried a couple and they just didn't do it for me, can't quite put my finger on why

Having said that it looks like everything is going to fall into place and something nice and old is coming my way next week :wink:
Having seen you going through more Gibson LPS than most have here combined I was just wondering if Gibson is your bag at all :lol: I've owned a Original pancake volute Gibson LP and while it was cool old and smelly I just couldn't bond with it and sold it off in the end but hope this works for you!

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Jellybelly wrote: Was that your question on the q and a :D
Nah, I try and avoid being a dick wherever possible.

Even without the pictures, I assume it's Jim's old one?

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robthemac wrote:
Jellybelly wrote: Was that your question on the q and a :D
Nah, I try and avoid being a dick wherever possible.

Even without the pictures, I assume it's Jim's old one?
Good guessing. I went the whole nine yards and did the old cut and paste from his original listing.
With a few alterations :D

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Re: FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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It wasn't that long ago a new R7 was only $5500.
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Re: FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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sizzlingbadger wrote:It wasn't that long ago a new R7 was only $5500.
Yep. It's nuts. A Traditional was commonly $2k-$2.2. My R8 was mint and sub $4k. My R9 was stunning and sub $5k. I don't think any of my CS Gibsons ever topped $5k. R6 $3.3. R7 around $4k - maybe a bit more.

I'm guessing current used prices are driven up by new prices.

I was recently offered a gloss dirty lemon Wildwood R8. A good chunk less than it cost new but too high for me.

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Re: FS / TRADE • 2018 Gibson R8

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Guess it is what it is and the market to an extent will dictate that. FWIW have it on TM for less than what I paid for it. Hate to think what it could be like a decade from now ?!
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