Is My Les Paul Really A 1960 Reissue? Les Paul Standard
Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:12 PM
on me so I have been believing that I have a 1960 reissue Les Paul. Well...I put it up on Ebay and got a scathing reply from some know everything type and he was offended that I would market a Les Paul Standard as a 1960 reissue. Now I'm not one of those who goes around trying to set people straight on all the fact and figures. I'm a guitar player so I just play them.
Here's my question. Is this twit right? Can someone tell what I have? I'm confused. I'll keep an eye out for anyone's reply. Also I'm looking to sell it. Anyone interested...let's talk.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:34 PM
If you post pics on here we will tell you... (use photobucket.com and post the IMG links)...
Does it say Classic on the headstock? Also the pickups should be uncovered.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:46 AM
However I think that the OP gave very little info other than it says 1960 on the pickguard which makes it quite likely that it is a Classic 1960 BUT is not a certainty.. That's why I ask for pictures and more info.. Maybe someone just stuck that on there for what ever reason and the guitar itself is something different..
I would always listen to Pippys advice over mine when it comes to Gibson.. I know a fair bit but only really started paying attention to the different models from about 2008... Before that all I knew about was a Standard and a Studio..
And yes the naming can be a bit confusing with the Gibson models
Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:13 AM
Shots of the serial number and front of headstock should suffice.
In point of fact (and covering my own bottom) I had originally typed my 'Get Out of Jail Free' card in that at first I wrote "..almost certainly.." a 1960 Classic.
However as the OP bought the guitar new from shop-owners who were good friends I doubted whether the p'g would already have been swapped-out and so deleted those words from my OP.
I've heard of players changing the '1960 Classic' TRCs and p'gs for plain fare - mine score 3/4 in this respect - but not the other way around; i.e. who puts 1960 'plastic' on a Standard or R-I?
As it happens my quartet have just re-appeared in the Lounge as Saturn has resurrected his 'Sunny Day Snap' thread.
Anyone who is curious to see a couple of non-1960 Classic looking 1960 Classics............mine are in post #3................
Yeah I have no idea why someone would do that either I removed my pickguard from day one so.....
But then people do weird things.. I sometimes have no idea why some people do what they do to their guitars