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2003 Les Paul 59 Custom/Historic Reissue -- RF 13 -- Real Feel

bluebirdrad

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Hello and thanks for the opportunity to ask about this guitar. It is by serial number, COA and original sales receipt a 2003 59 Les Paul Reissue. There is additional notation under the serial number RF-13. The original sales receipt from Music Machine Kennewick, WA says "Real Feel". Also, there is no pickguard and no holes to indicate it was ever installed. From what little I can glean from internet searches this was a limited run with a special neck. Anyone have knowledge of this guitar?
 
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DANELECTRO

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Here are some links to browse through:

 

ADP

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A 2003 Les Paul from Music Machine is guaranteed to rock! The Brazilian Stinger series and Cloud Reissues are some of the best Les Paul's ever made in my opinion.
 

krlpuretone

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I have a singlecut 57 Les Paul Jr reissue from Music Machine, which was part of a limited Korina run in the same time period. I think they did two Cherry and two TV Yellow. Absolute monster of a guitar (once I switched out the stock pickup for a Lollar)
 
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jb_abides

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Congrats on the guitar... pics including case candy/COA are most welcome!

I have a Music Machine 25th Anniversary R0 with a Real Feel neck and it's my favorite neck ever... I am hoping Gibson has the profile on record, as my future M2M will be spec'ing the Real Feel profile!
 

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Just wondering what does the RF stand for ?

'Real Fee'l as described above, a particular neck profile that was part of the Music Machine (MM) specifications and their various dealer runs during this period.

I believe other dealers may have also specified Real Feel profiles during this period, but they are very much associated with Music Machine dealer runs.
 

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PS >

I imagine Gibson still has Real Feel spec in their digital neck profile catalog.

I can't remember if I've asked Mat that question, but certainly it can be scanned as their are examples out there, I'd even offer mine!
 
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