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'59 60th anniversary reissue vs standard '59 reissue ('19, '20)

executor

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Hi folks,


Does anyone know if there are any differences in terms of construction and materials between the Gibson Custom Shop '59 60th anniversary reissues vs "standard" '59 reissues (made in say, 2020)?

AFAIK, they are pretty much identical, except for the anniversary switch guard cover and COA.


Also, in terms of collectibility, do you think the 60th anniversary would be deemed more collectible/desirable down the line?


Look forward to hearing your thoughts!
 

Trans-Am

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Depends on the years the others that have bought here, as some have the 50th and so forth. Gibson's move gets closer and closer to the real thing as far as reissue and historic goes, just the matter which year anniversary you buy or end up with.

There are a lot of threads here that pits and compares all the years and model you want answered.
The SEARCH button does a lot and more for you as a new member last year. Good Luck as you will now go into the rabbit hole of Les Paul's year to year. (y)
 

Todd Louis

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Hi folks,


Does anyone know if there are any differences in terms of construction and materials between the Gibson Custom Shop '59 60th anniversary reissues vs "standard" '59 reissues (made in say, 2020)?

AFAIK, they are pretty much identical, except for the anniversary switch guard cover and COA.


Also, in terms of collectibility, do you think the 60th anniversary would be deemed more collectible/desirable down the line?


Look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Completely no difference...
 

axeman565758

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As Todd mentioned above, all the same construction....all of the R's for that matter.
The only thing(s) I can see that would make one more or less desirable/"valuable" would be the top, the color, the weight and neck profile. But then those attributes are all subjective anyway. A killer top with a thinner-than-average neck on an R9 maybe less desirable....or more desirable. Depends on what the buyer is looking for
 

Eric Thomas

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I have a friend with a 2019 60th R9 and a 2020 R9. The 60th has the Carmelita neck carve which has less shoulder than what I have typically encountered on R9s over the years. The 2020 does not have the same neck carve and is not quite and thick from front to back and has more shoulder. The 2020 definitely feels thinner, but not as thin as an R0 neck profile. The 2019 with the Carmileta neck carve is perfect as far as I am concerned.
 

markguitar

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I have a friend with a 2019 60th R9 and a 2020 R9. The 60th has the Carmelita neck carve which has less shoulder than what I have typically encountered on R9s over the years. The 2020 does not have the same neck carve and is not quite and thick from front to back and has more shoulder. The 2020 definitely feels thinner, but not as thin as an R0 neck profile. The 2019 with the Carmileta neck carve is perfect as far as I am concerned.

The 2 necks may feel different and differ is size some but ALL current R9’s have the Camelita neck and top carve. This has been since 2018. But they still vary in size and feel.
 

El Gringo

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Also worth noting the condom/truss rod sheath was removed in 2013 ? Custombuckers also introduced in 2013 ?
 
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