Gibson R8 Les Paul Washed Cherry VOS Pre Owned Serial 85105
Please Note the Gibson R8 Les Paul Washed Cherry VOS Pre Owned Serial 85105 guitar is in used condition, it is presented in very good condition. Minor mark to top of head stock and slight buckle rash on back of guitar. The case presented with this guitar is a Gibson USA Hard case with certification present with the guitar.
Articulate, resonant, and capable of delivering a balanced acoustic voice, this R8 is a great example of Gibson Custom Shop quality, and a textbook example of what quality tonewoods are capable of. There are few things finer than the rich warmth of mahogany paired with a carved maple top that adds cut and attack.
The quartersawn one-piece mahogany neck has the chunky C shaped profile – comfortable, and still very manageable/ The neck profile fills the palm with generous shoulders and plenty of heft, but even smaller hands will still find this Gibson easy to chord. The frets are in excellent condition, and the rosewood fretboard has a dark, tight grain with binding and pearloid trapezoid inlays.
The humbuckers have the harmonic complexity and tonal range that you expect from a guitar produced in Gibson’s golden age. The bridge pickup has cut and snarl while still cleaning up nicely and delivering a smooth and balanced midrange, while the neck pickup has more warmth and girth, pairing well with the bridge when both pickups are engaged. The electronics work perfectly and they sound absolutely superb.
Comes with hardshell case handwritten Gibson certificate of authenticity are included.
Vintage Original Spec series instruments receive a special nitro-cellulose finish treatment yielding the patina of a gently-aged vintage guitar while handcrafting enhances comfort and playability. Each VOS model has a solid mahogany back; historically accurate long-neck tenon for strength and sustain; and period-correct neck profile, hardware, and electronics.
Gibson R8 Les Paul Washed Cherry VOS Pre Owned Serial 85105 Features:
Body & Bridge
- Serial Number: 8-5105
- Top: 2-Piece Maple
- Body: 1-Piece Mahogany
- Binding: Single Bound 50’s Cream
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Colour: Washed Cherry VOS
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
- Profile: 50’s Style Les Paul
- Fingerboard: 1-Piece Solid Indian Rosewood
- Headstock: 50’s LP
- Number of Frets: 22
- Truss Rod: Vintage Style-No Tubing
- Fingerboard Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
- Side Dots: Tortoise Shell
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
- Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
- Jack Plate: 1950’s Style Cream
- Strap Buttons: Aluminium
- Pickguard: 1950’s Style Cream
- Truss Rod Cover: 1950’s Style LP Standard
- Hardware: Nickel Plated
- Accessories: Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity