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All this fake Les Paul talk has me worried :(

#1 User is offline   Slimpsy 

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:58 PM

The only thing that really stood out to me was the serial number is very very hard to read as it's highly lacquered. . but I've read this is common with newer Les Pauls of this finish. Also after removing the back plate the electronics are stamped Gibson. . which is good, right?? But the wood is a very roughish finish (not very smooth on the inside). . is this normal for newer gibsons??



It's a Les Paul Standard, made in 2008 with OHSC, but not the new 2008's

It's a plus top model with desert burst finish, 60's style neck

I'm 99% sure it's real. I gave 1300 for it, so I'm hoping it's real!

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Pics: (some wear on the back from gig play. . which is why i'm hoping i got a "good deal" O:)


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#2 User is offline   Slimpsy 

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:59 PM

And the back side

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
April 29th, 2008
Production Number: 241

I think its real..
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

Itīs real dont worry
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#5 User is offline   Slimpsy 

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:20 PM

I feel it's real. They sure don't make them like they used to though. It also feels lighter than older models. . what's the reason for this? I know it's not a newer chambered. . . atleast I don't think it is.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:23 PM

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I feel it's real. They sure don't make them like they used to though. It also feels a lot lighter than older models. . what's the reason for this? I know it's now a newer chambered. . . atleast I don't think it is.


Acutal i belive so far..gibson is building the best guitars right now..i mean..look at R9...
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:43 PM

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I feel it's real. They sure don't make them like they used to though. It also feels lighter than older models. . what's the reason for this? I know it's not a newer chambered. . . atleast I don't think it is.



all of gibson usas production model les pauls have been weight relieved since the late 80s.
chambering started late 2006 i believe.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:50 PM

From the numerous threads I've read on LP Standards, Gibson started chambering from 2007. It's very likely that your LP feels lighter because it is chambered. Follow this thread; it's very informative. http://forums.gibson...g=posts&t=18137

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 01:41 AM

It's real, and at 1300 bucks it was a pretty good deal too.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 01:53 AM

Real

And yes - the control cavity route looks a mess with rough wood - this is correct for the Gibson Nashville guitars.
Do the right thing at the right time.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:51 AM

Stop worrying,you've done good.
It's the REAL THING.=D>
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:34 AM

That price does seem very good. Nice git tar!

If they're not made in Nashville, where are the other ones made? Are they better quality at one place over the other? And what's with this R9 I keep hearing about? What is it, and why is it talked about like the next big thing?
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:49 AM

R9 = 1959 Les Paul Historic Reissue VOS. Follow this link: http://www2.gibson.c...l-Standard.aspx
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:00 AM

Slimpsy, it's 100% real and 100% chambered.
You should edit your original post and remove the serial number.
Some people worry about their s/n being used on counterfeit Les Pauls.
Nice guitar.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:15 AM

Looks great! =D>
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for the replies! I feel alot better about it...guess I just got paranoid. The price was lower due to excessive gig wear...quite a bit of belt rash and several minor dents. Is it possible to have these fixed to original finish?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:36 AM

Wow, $1,300 for an '08. Great deal!! Fine looking guitar too. Congrats...
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:01 PM

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That price does seem very good. Nice git tar!

If they're not made in Nashville, where are the other ones made? Are they better quality at one place over the other? And what's with this R9 I keep hearing about? What is it, and why is it talked about like the next big thing?


Besides the Gibson plant in Nashville, there's a plant in Memphis, and that's where the others are made. I'm pretty sure the quality is the same at both plants, but Nashville models seem more common, but maybe it's just coincidence.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:30 PM

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Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
April 29th, 2008
Production Number: 241

I think its real..


Where do you get that info?
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:50 PM

^ It doesn't work on Custom Shop guitars.
http://www.guitardaterproject.org/
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