Gibson Greg Martin Les Paul Collector's Choice R8 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Greg Martin Collector's Choice, there's only a handful like it on the planet!

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Condition: Used, Great

8.4 LBS of Sonic Bliss !!!

Great articulation and roundness of the notes with fullness and bite...

My life with Les Pauls started in the very early '70's, this Greg Martin makes me feel like I'm sittin' in my parent's house just wearin' out "Live at Fillmore East" which was my encyclopedia of guitar playing. This is a wonderful instrument ......

Gibson Greg Martin Les Paul Collector's Choice R8 (Used) Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman tries out a gorgeous pre-owned Gibson Greg Martin Les Paul Collector's Choice R8 through a Carr Amplifiers Sportsman 19W 1x12 Combo Amp with a Klon KTR Overdrive Pedal.

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

The Collector’s Choice™ series provides players with the opportunity to experience the precise look, feel and tone of some of the rarest guitars in history. Gibson Custom is extremely proud of the achievements you’ll find in Collector’s Choice #15, 1958 Les Paul Serial #8-6756, long the main squeeze of Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Greg Martin, and played on countless gigs and recording sessions. As such, it is a familiar voice among the most exalted tones in music today, and an unparalleled inspiration for a brilliantly crafted re-creation of a Les Paul that is flush with character in its tone, its feel, and its aesthetic. From the luscious, road-tested look of its faded “dirty lemon” finish, to the big, bold tone from a robust pairing of PAF pickups that Greg has woven into a Grammy Award-winning career, Collector’s Choice™ #15 is an exceptional guitar in every sense. Only through unfettered access to the original can Gibson Custom capture and reproduce these essential details—the neck shape, dish carve, finish, ageing, and tone—all of which are present in abundance in Collector’s Choice™ #15. In short, the result brings you the closest thing humanly possible to owning the original—if Greg would ever part with it.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

Serial NumberCC 15A 086

Year: 2013

Body

Top: Lightly Figured Maple

Back: 1-Piece Mahogany

Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top

Adhesive: Franklin Titebond

Neck

Species: Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline

Profile: ’58 Profil

Truss Rod: Vintage Truss Rod Assembly

Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

Neck Fit

Joint: Mortise & Tenon

Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue

Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

Fingerboard

Species: Rosewood

Radius: 12"

Binding: Single-ply Cream

Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays

Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062

Nut

Material: Nylon

Width: 1.687

Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock
Inlay: Holly Headstock with 'Gibson' Pearl Logo

Truss Rod Cover: Reissue

Angle: 17 Degrees

Tuners

Model: Kluson™ Deluxe Green Key

Tuning Ratio: 12:01

Plating: Nickel

Bridge

Type: ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic

Plating: Nickel

Tailpiece

Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece

Plating: Nickel

Hardware

Pickguard: Reissue Cream

Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers

Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen

Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream

Control Plate Cover: Black

Strap Buttons: Aluminum Gibson End Pins

Pickups

Neck Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)

Bridge Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)

Electronics

Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls

Capacitors: Bumble Bee

Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap

Output Jack: Traditional ¼"

Finish

Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Finish: Dirty Lemon

Case

Type: Custom Shop Hardshell