RR8

 

 

The RR8 (RR8D in Japanese documentation) has an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, a single Heartfield active humbucker, 22 frets and a fixed bridge with string-through-body design. It has a 628 mm scale length and a 12" (305 mm) neck radius.

It used to sell for $699.99 (70,000 Yen).

Heartfield part numbers: 031-1000 (summer, fall & winter 1992), 025-0800 (summer 1993) and 025-1000.

Heartfield colour codes available for this guitar: FRR-Frost Red (577), BWT-Brite White (581), YSP-Yellow Sparkle (593) and BSP-Blue Sparkle (594).

First documented month of manufacture: March 1989 (serial number C89006, see guitar below). Last documented month of manufacture: October 1991 (serial number J10859, see guitar below). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in spring 1990 (there were no earlier issues) and last in autumn 1993, which seems to make it (and the RR9) the Heartfield guitar longest in production.

Click on a serial number to view an instrument's known history.

 

 

Type: 1989 RR8
Serial #: C89006
Remarks: The colour is Frost Red.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 RR8
Serial #: D89234
Remarks: The colour is Brite White. Note the black tolex non-Heartfield case, it is the case the guitar came in, stock.
Above photo credits: The then owner, Raymond Whitlock.

Type: 1989 RR8
Serial #: I10866
Remarks: The colour is Chrome Red.
Above photo credits: The owner, Ben van Dyk.

Type: 1989 RR8
Serial #: J10302
Remarks: The colour is Blue Sparkle. The detail shot shows very well what that looks like. The control knobs are not original.
Above photo credits: The owner, Todd Reitzell.

Type: 1991 RR8
Serial #: J10305
Remarks: This colour, although you wouldn't say it, is Blue Sparkle.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1991 RR8
Serial #: J10859
Remarks: The colour is Brite White.
Above photo credits: Sam Cooper.

 

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