- Jul 29, 2001
Sounds like a question formulated to stir shit. I have a great 2010 R0, but I have an equally great 2014 R7 and a 2019 R4.
All Historics are Structurally the same from 2002/2003 through today. With the exception of hide glue for the neck, nut material trus rod condom. Nothing els has changed....... without all the goodies like hide glue , custom buckers and no truss rod condom ?
I mean honestly, who would want to be seen in public with this 2004 beautifully quarter sawn eastern maple topped Les Paul with stunning sunburst shading, its Madagascar rosewood fretboard, aged hardware and double white's as the icing on a cake Id dearly love to taste...you mean this thang from 2004? No way....
HELL NO, I have a couple “12’s” that kick some serious ass! Strange frickin question.
Prices are all over the place! You might see a good deal on any particular year at any time. I spend a good part of the day tracking prices and what you are saying most people could give less than a damn about. They are just looking for a good deal on a nice guitar. Accept for the cork sniffers most people could care less about what year the guitar is or if it has hide glue, custombuckers or any of that crap!why strange ?
Gibson they themselves touted the 2013 updates as being substantial
and look at the resale price of the 2013 vs 2012 on Ebays completed auctions -
someone cares about custombuckers - hide glue , etc.....
you can get a pre 2013 1960 reissue for 2500 on ebay ,,,,,,, if anyone see one on ebay - 2013 or later for that price let me know in a PM message - I will buy ..... I will gladly buy
Hope you find what you are looking for!as I said find me a deal like this on a R0 - 2013 and later - I will be all over it
or even a R7 like this :
2003 was a phenomenal year, I have never played a bad one. I have Jimmy Page Custom 243 and it is also as good as any Les Paul of any year and rings out like tuning fork - I believe it was made in 2008. However, the very best Les Paul Custom I have played is a 1955 (staple/p90) with an amazing V-shape neck carve. It was undoubtedly magic.I just purchased a 2003 triple pickup Black Beauty that is one of the best Les Pauls I’ve ever played and I’ve played a few in my 69 years!
Yeah, there were many good years for Les Pauls prior to 2013. I don’t know where people get this shit. Gibson of course is going to push EVERY new year as the best year, just good marketing sense. Problem is, people believe it! Missing out on a LOT or good guitars if you only want a 2013 or better. However, that’s cool, to each their own. Play what you like and don’t put down others for playing what they like!2003 was a phenomenal year, I have never played a bad one. I have Jimmy Page Custom 243 and it is also as good as any Les Paul of any year and rings out like tuning fork - I believe it was made in 2008. However, the very best Les Paul Custom I have played is a 1955 (staple/p90) with an amazing V-shape neck carve. It was undoubtedly magic.
*The very best Les Paul and guitar of all-time is a 2001 R4 Oxblood with a Pigtail Music bridge. (4 1221)