Gibson Les Paul Reissue , pre-historic Custom Shop
Up for sale is this georgeous axe.
This guitar is well played and good condition les paul standard pre-historic custom shop with amazing top and in amazing condition. Faint fretwear is all that shows it was played before! a rare - or should i say exceptionally rare pre historic with a very authentic figured (like the original 59/60s) flame maple top in a beautiful vintage sunburst. No breaks, no repairs, some dings.
The Serializing on Pre-historic is different from the original '58-'60 serializing, the first number indicates the production year and that's all the number says. Most necks are a tad shallower compered to '59, but are not real '60 necks either. All in all very comfortable necks, and a joy to play for every Les Paul player, unless you prefer fat 58 necks.
The top is truly spectacular with a beautiful flame and typical quilted grain of highest quality. It is matured beautifully, and is truly one of the nicest Les Pauls you will find if your looking for a genuine 50slike top.
A bit of history on these very collectible early pre-historic les paul flametops: By 1983, Gibson finally released a “Les Paul Reissue” model. For whatever reason, they were careful not to call it a 1959 reissue. The Reissue was an immediate hit with Les Paul lovers, since it had features that were closer to a 1959 Les Paul, such as the thin binding in the cutaway, nickel hardware, ABR-1 bridge, vintage-style knobs, and highly figured tops. None of the reissues had a long neck tenon. The reissues did not have serial numbers starting with an “8”, “9”, or “0” to denote 1958, 1959, or 1960. Rather, the first digit of the vintage-style (Y XXXX format) serial number represented the year of manufacture, so a 1983 started with “3”, 1984 started with “4”, and so forth. The Les Paul Reissue varied in features as the 1980’s progressed, and there does not seem to be a logical pattern to the changes. As noted in the following descriptions of actual instruments from that era, these guitars varied considerably in weight (lightest at 8 lbs. 9 oz. and heaviest at 10 lbs. 8 oz.), style of “Gibson” logo (open or closed “b” and “o”, position of the logo, and some with a dot and others with no dot over the “i”), color of backplates (black or brown), and color of tops. All except the 1984 described below had a deep red painted mahogany back versus the use of cherry color pore filler, which was reintroduced with the Historic reissues. Some years had no markings of any kind in the pickup cavities; others have an “HCSB” (“heritage cherry sunburst”) designation. Reissues were made from 1983 until early 1993, before the Les Paul ’59 Historic Reissues with the long neck tenons were released. The neck sizes on Reissues varied somewhat, but were generally of medium thickness. All Reissues were shipped with brown cases with pink lining.
|Serial #||0 0xxx ink stamped|
|Country of Manufacture||Yhdysvallat|
|Sales Type||Private Collection (ask price)|