What is the best year of '59 Reissue historic Les Paul?
Posted 21 December 2008 - 06:07 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:06 AM
It all depends what you're after really. If you want a more exclusive instrument which has finer woods, better craftsmanship and lower production numbers - then buy a 1994-1998 model. They are fabulous guitars.
If you want more accurate specs to 'vintage' 'bursts, then post 2003. Obviously a 2003 model made between Jan-May is most desirable, because they have the certified Brazilian rosewood boards.
Alternatively, the 2009 Anniversary guitars look great too - and are another step closer to the '59 specs. But, again it's entirely subjective.
I guess the standout years are: 1994-98, 1999 (40th Anniversary), 2003, 2007 and 2009.
I have one '97 and two from '03, and I love 'em all. Each guitar is very different - all top notch, but no two are ever the same.
Hope this helps.
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:44 AM
I HAVE A 93 59 AND LOVE LOVE LOVE IT......
IT'S HARD TO COMEPARE MY GUITARS AS I HAVE OVER 40 GIBSON;S AND TELE'S AND ABOUT 15 AMPS SO EACH HAS IT'S SPECIAL PLACE IN MYHEART AND IS DIFFERENT TONALLY......AT LEAT THAT'S WHT I TELL MY WIFE EVERY TIME I COME HOME WITH YET ONE MORE AX !!!!
JAMES St. JAMES
Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:38 PM
I myself have a 2004 R9, and everyone who plays it remarks that the neck is like no other R9 they've played...just a tad slimmer. I'm often asked if it's a Jimmy Page model (shaved neck). It's an awesome guitar.
Good luck in your search, and be sure to post your guitar!
Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:20 AM
1999 Heritage Cherry LPR9 (Rachel)
2000 3-Tone Sunburst USA Standard Strat
1990's Alhambra Classical
1970's Yamaha Classical
Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:44 PM
lots of good reviews on 2007....some controversy on another forum about gibson returning to the historically correct wood. and of course, the 2009 is seems to be shaping up nicely.