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John Sykes Les Paul Custom VOS

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:55 PM

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Do you happen to know how many John Sykes Les Paul Custom VOS guitars were produced in the 2006 run?? I've been able to find the "aged" models, but I can't find the VOS model ANYWHERE!! And I guess if you know the number of the "aged" Sykes guitars produced that year, that would be helpful for comparison. If ANY readers of this post knows where I can get a VOS or wants to sell me their own, please let me know asap. Thanks!
'08 Les Paul Custom Oxblood
'08 Flying V Custom Gunmetal Gray
'08 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 Ebony
'07 Les Paul Custom Silver burst
'06 John Sykes VOS Les Paul Custom #173
'95 Les Paul Custom Ebony
'93 Gibson Scorpions V - R. Schenker Signature
'81 Gibson Flying V Tobacco burst

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:12 AM

i think it was right around 100 VOS Sykes...

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:40 AM

Hmmm......No wonder it's so tough to find one. I've never seen one for sale on ebay or anywhere else besides Musiciansfriend.com when they first came out. People must be really satisfied!! Unfortunately, at that time I didn't have the $$ for it. Jeez, I had no idea Sykes was so popular!! ANY chance of Gibson producing another run? The demand is certainly there. I really appreciate your response.
'08 Les Paul Custom Oxblood
'08 Flying V Custom Gunmetal Gray
'08 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 Ebony
'07 Les Paul Custom Silver burst
'06 John Sykes VOS Les Paul Custom #173
'95 Les Paul Custom Ebony
'93 Gibson Scorpions V - R. Schenker Signature
'81 Gibson Flying V Tobacco burst

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:44 AM

no plans for more of these that i am aware of...

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:27 PM

There is a Gibson John Sykes Les Paul VOS on e-bay right now, which is the early first run edition, very rare!

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:52 AM

Thank you, Red&Die!! I really appreciate the heads up.
'08 Les Paul Custom Oxblood
'08 Flying V Custom Gunmetal Gray
'08 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 Ebony
'07 Les Paul Custom Silver burst
'06 John Sykes VOS Les Paul Custom #173
'95 Les Paul Custom Ebony
'93 Gibson Scorpions V - R. Schenker Signature
'81 Gibson Flying V Tobacco burst

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:32 AM

Why are there John Sykes '68's and '78's?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:38 AM

the one we did was a replica of a '78 LP:

http://www.gibsoncus...ykesCustom.html

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:16 AM

I just wanted to add that it appears there were 100 VOS "Aged" John Sykes models built & 100 VOS Non-aged. I say this because I just bought "JS 173" which is a VOS Non-aged model. Seems logical, right?
'08 Les Paul Custom Oxblood
'08 Flying V Custom Gunmetal Gray
'08 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 Ebony
'07 Les Paul Custom Silver burst
'06 John Sykes VOS Les Paul Custom #173
'95 Les Paul Custom Ebony
'93 Gibson Scorpions V - R. Schenker Signature
'81 Gibson Flying V Tobacco burst

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:36 AM

i will have to check on monday, but i think we started the VOS ones at JS 100, and continued on up. i don't believe we actually did 100 aged ones...i will confirm on monday.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:01 PM

While we're on the "Inspired By" subject, any info on the Bonamassa quantities?

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 02:43 AM

all "inspired by" guitars have a limit of 300.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 03:26 PM

I'm sorry, I should have been more specific...
I was actually wondering how many Bonamassas have been produced so far.
Thanks so much for the info!

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 01:31 AM

we are well into the 200s...

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:29 AM

[quote name='vmaster38]I just wanted to add that it appears there were 100 VOS "Aged" John Sykes models built & 100 VOS Non-aged. I say this because I just bought "JS 173" which is a VOS Non-aged model. Seems logical' date=' right?[/quote']

we did 66 aged Sykes, and the just over 100 VOS.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:44 AM

So, is it safe to say that:

Serial #'s JS 1 - 66 = Aged
Serial #'s JS 67 - 200 = VOS?

Or did the VOS's start @ serial # JS 100?? It would seem odd to me if the numbers stopped at "just over" 200. Just curious, if you happen to know....
'08 Les Paul Custom Oxblood
'08 Flying V Custom Gunmetal Gray
'08 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 Ebony
'07 Les Paul Custom Silver burst
'06 John Sykes VOS Les Paul Custom #173
'95 Les Paul Custom Ebony
'93 Gibson Scorpions V - R. Schenker Signature
'81 Gibson Flying V Tobacco burst

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:57 AM

the VOS started at 101...we stopped at 66 on the aged.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:36 AM

Interesting... Thank you for the research!
'08 Les Paul Custom Oxblood
'08 Flying V Custom Gunmetal Gray
'08 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 Ebony
'07 Les Paul Custom Silver burst
'06 John Sykes VOS Les Paul Custom #173
'95 Les Paul Custom Ebony
'93 Gibson Scorpions V - R. Schenker Signature
'81 Gibson Flying V Tobacco burst

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