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Year-by-Year History of the Historic Les Paul Collection

junior beast

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Regarding the steel studs, which years were long and short studs? As an addendum, what do you all think about the cost and risks/benefits of modding an R9 for the longer vintage steel studs?

Good Morning . I wonder when the Chambered model was introduced in the historic line (R7, R8, R9, R0)....
Anybody know?
 

Glide

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So before 2003 no Brazilian was used on the fretboards? It is Indian?
 

bigcat

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2013

  • Kluson Deluxe machine heads Green Key (most of hostoric reissue models)
  • Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Historic Truss Rod Assembly no tubing
  • Cellulose Inlay
  • Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
  • Long Stud & Insert
  • Aniline Dye
  • New color fingerboard & body binding
  • Gold Top (R4, R6, R7 only)

Ref. Ernest King (Gibson Custom Proshop Manager): http://1484.bz/shibuya/top/gibsoncustom2013/?advertise=index

2014

  • Custom Shop starts using hide glue for finger board.

Ref. Edwin Wilson (Gibson Custom Historic Program Manager):
 
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GuitarRoadStop

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This is my Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS.
A one of a kind Guitar Center Exclusive model from Gibson Custom Shop.

2002
* 5 Guitar Center R 0 models built (listed as "LPR0PTKBNH1 LP 60 Plaintop")

The Story
The first two GC R-0's were hand carried by plane to the Hollywood GC on 28th of Sept. 2002.
The remaining 3 went by FedEx truck that same week.
They is listed as "LPR0PTKBNH1 LP 60 Plaintop"
Both the first two had Birdseye tops.
The other three were plaintops.

LPR0PTKBNH1 LP 60 Plaintop
1960
Plaintop
Tak Burst
Nickel Hardware
Built in 2002

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Andy California

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Could you guys please summarize the patterns for serial numbers for 2012-2017 Historics (and how to tell a 2015 "CS5x Style" from Historics)?

I'm sorry, the thread is too long to read it all thru :)
 

ADP

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I've never played a bad 2001, I think that was a special year.
 
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Gibbo

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Ok well thanks again for all the great reading it helped me decide which guitar to purchase as far as specs, year, top, color and price. So I got a Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Transition Burst 2013 Sunburst, View attachment 6582 View attachment 6583 View attachment 6584
:dude:

I have a 2006 GC Authentic which is a fabulous guitar.

As a part of my OCGD (Obsessive Compulsive Guitar Syndrome) I have been collecting serial numbers and photos of as a many of these as I can.

If you don't mind saying, is yours 0 XX01 or 02?.
 

DrgoNZo

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Hi.

I have a Les paul studio with serial number 94030253 the pickups looks different from your original lp pickups but I have been told its the original pickups for this guitar. please can anyone help me find more info on my guitar. (year, model, specs what pickups I have etc.) Every info you can add is of interest.

I believe its a 1994 lp but I am not sure. the reason for all this is I am gonna sell it and want to know as much as possible before that.
 

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jalguitarman

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This is my Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS.
A one of a kind Guitar Center Exclusive model from Gibson Custom Shop.

2002
* 5 Guitar Center R 0 models built (listed as "LPR0PTKBNH1 LP 60 Plaintop")

The Story
The first two GC R-0's were hand carried by plane to the Hollywood GC on 28th of Sept. 2002.
The remaining 3 went by FedEx truck that same week.
They is listed as "LPR0PTKBNH1 LP 60 Plaintop"
Both the first two had Birdseye tops.
The other three were plaintops.

LPR0PTKBNH1 LP 60 Plaintop
1960
Plaintop
Tak Burst
Nickel Hardware
Built in 2002

my_gibson.jpg


my_gibson2.jpg


1.jpg
2.jpg


3.jpg
4.jpg
I Like it. Different.
 

UEF

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Is there such things a 2018 Historic Catalogue (printed/PDF) or these days is it just a case of "look at the website"?
 
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Hi just wanted to get some input, I bought my 2000 Y2K Yamano Murphy used it came with 2 cases, a Lifton and a black historic case was that standard or did I just luck out getting two cases?
 
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