Lefty Alert! We're always happy when a really nice left-handed guitar comes into the shop, but it's rare to land a Custom Shop R8 Les Paul. Here's your chance, southpaws. This is an absolutely iconic guitar which we seldom see in a left-handed model. Don't sleep on this one.

Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this Gibson R8 is dialed in and ready to rock and roll. In Excellent condition with modest signs of play wear including minor scratches, dings, and some light aging of hardware and finish. Overall this guitar presents very well with hardly noticeable evidence of having been played. Feel free to contact us at the Shop for an in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.

All original. Comes with original hard shell case. See below for more details and specifications.


Nickel Kluson Tuners

1 11/16" Nylon Nut

Mahogany Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .92" at First Fret and 1.02" at Twelfth Fret

22 Medium Frets in Excellent Condition

Rosewood Fingerboard with Trapezoid Inlays and 12" Radius

Gibson Custombucker Pickups

No-Wire ABR-1 Bridge with Stoptail

Cherry Sunburst Flamed Maple Top on Natural Mahogany Body

Weight 8 lb 12 oz

Original Hard Shell Case

Serial Number 81197


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage guitars as accurately as possible in our listings. Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so. We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument. Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing.

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear. If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Gibson Custom Shop
Original Hard
7 Years
Thunder Road Guitars PDX
Will York
(971) 888-5216
Portland, OR
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