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Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard Washed Cherry Burst 2007

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The Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard is a faithful re-creation of the early, legendary Burst models that featured the then-newly invented humbucking pickups. Introduced in late 1957, these new ‘Standard’ models also replaced the original metallic gold top finish with a sunburst. The Les Paul Custom also carried the new hardware, but kept its black finish and gold hardware.

This Gibson R8 Les Paul was built at the Nashville Custom Shop in 2007 and is in very good, clean condition with only the lightest wear. Several versions of the finish were available, and this example has the ‘Washed Cherry Burst’.

The original Lifton-style case includes the COA booklet and hang tags.

Here is the builder on the Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard:

“The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue features all the painstaking historic construction methods of the famous ’59 Reissues with a few historically-accurate spec differences that allow it to stand on its own. Like the 1958 originals, it has narrow frets which help more of the fingerboard wood to be heard in the tone profile. It also has a round, chunky neck profile for a full feel and maximum bending leverage. And finally it has a beautiful plain maple top; each is unique and full of character.”

Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
  • Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
  • Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Profile: Chunky C-Shape
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.85mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.24″ / 56.89mm
  • Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
  • Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
  • Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
  • Control Knobs: Butyrate Gold Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
  • Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Control Covers: Black Royalite
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver
  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch

 

Price: $4,999.99 CAD
  • Model: R8 Les Paul Standard
  • Year: 2007
  • Finish Washed Cherry Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 8 71786, built during 2007 in Nashville TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 03/06/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.46lbs 4.3kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.99mm 1.692in
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