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LP Classic/1960 Reissue myth?

gibson63

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I have a 2003 Classic 1960 "reissue" and I love it! I feels so nice like melted butter! Great tone too! I did put a cover plate on the neck pickup!
 

El Gringo

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1994 Gibson Les Paul Premium Plus Classic in Heritage Cherry Sunburst , with ThroBak MXV-SLE-101 Plus pickups with A5 magnets . My very first Sunburst Les Paul . I ordered her October 31st 1993 and got her in early August 1994 .
 

Chip's Music

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Gibson made a few stabs in the late 60's and on at reissue stuff.

In that respect the Classic 1960's were not early at all.

My recollection of Gibson addressing the buyer that wanted a vintage style Les Paul Standard which was even vaguely correct was the Heritage Series in 1980. It's been awhile but I believe this was in the 1980's timeframe. I think they were "Heritage Series Standard 80" and "Heritage Series Elite 80". Difference between the two series was Standards were curly maple tops and Elites were quilted maple tops.

I was so intrigued by the thread that I went and found a pic of a Heritage Series LP that I was offered at an non-refusable price and played as a backup guitar way back when.

They certainly were not correct in a few respects. No Klusons, truss rod cover misplacement, etc. etc. However, I will tell you that if you could go through a few of them there was some magic to be found.

Here's a pic hard dated 1980 that shows me playing a far earlier go by Gibson of a "vintage" style LP as opposed to a 1990 or 1991 1960 Classic.

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heritage80.jpg
Hey 1 fastdog ! Did you play guitar with " Hoochie" out of the Tampa area ? I think I spoke to you at Playground South in Jacksonville Fl around 1981
 

Chip's Music

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Gibson made a few stabs in the late 60's and on at reissue stuff.

In that respect the Classic 1960's were not early at all.

My recollection of Gibson addressing the buyer that wanted a vintage style Les Paul Standard which was even vaguely correct was the Heritage Series in 1980. It's been awhile but I believe this was in the 1980's timeframe. I think they were "Heritage Series Standard 80" and "Heritage Series Elite 80". Difference between the two series was Standards were curly maple tops and Elites were quilted maple tops.

I was so intrigued by the thread that I went and found a pic of a Heritage Series LP that I was offered at an non-refusable price and played as a backup guitar way back when.

They certainly were not correct in a few respects. No Klusons, truss rod cover misplacement, etc. etc. However, I will tell you that if you could go through a few of them there was some magic to be found.

Here's a pic hard dated 1980 that shows me playing a far earlier go by Gibson of a "vintage" style LP as opposed to a 1990 or 1991 1960 Classic.

1980-1.jpg


heritage80.jpg
Did you play with "Hoochie" ? I think I remember the Hiwatt and that guitar talking to you at Playground South in jacksonville Fl in 1981
 

jrgtr42

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Hey 1 fastdog ! Did you play guitar with " Hoochie" out of the Tampa area ? I think I spoke to you at Playground South in Jacksonville Fl around 1981
Hat e to say it, but 1|FastDog hasn't logged in to this place in over 3 years. Doubt you'll get a response.
 

Andreyka

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I have now Classic Premium Plus 1993 with "Les Paul model" on it and thin binding, 2019 R0, and 2020 60s with OX4 in it. Usually i am torn which to pick, they are very different. Classic definitely has its own place.
Also getting Doyle coils pickups and thinking where to put it in.
 
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