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  1. And the girl who bought it for me :)
  2. ....aaaand why didn't my photos post like everyone elses? I followed the instructions on the stickied thread. :(
  3. Well I posted quite a long time ago asking what exactly one would call my les paul...my wife bought it for me while I was overseas as a surprise. The GC employees called it a custom, or a classic custom, or a standard limited edition, or a silverburst reissue...I got the same lack of consensus the last time I tried asking here. I do know (from the "serial number") that it's a Guitar Center special of some kind. And of course that "serial number" doesn't get me anywhere with the Gibson serial registries. In order to get a COA I'd have to actually send my original receipt of purchase TO Gibson, which I don't feel like doing. The guitar is a work of art and I'm not questioning it's authenticity. I'll never part with it, but I'd kinda like to know what exactly it IS! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! [/img] [/img] [/img] [/img] [/img] [/img]
  4. Hey, thanks for all the input, guys. You've set my mind at ease! And yes, I'm redonkulously lucky. I came home on leave for a couple weeks, and took my fiance to best buy to get her a wii--for some reason, BB had one of the 58 reissues on display right at the front door. She said she saw the look on my face when I saw it and knew she had to get me a real nice guitar as a wedding/welcome home/engagement present, and started asking my friends what to get me. Fortunately, one of my buddies said she should either get me a real nice ibanez (JS1000) or a les paul. She took his advice and went to GC, pointed at the most expensive LP they had on display, and said "I want that. I like the color!"
  5. When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse, Out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone. I cannot put my finger on it now. The child is grown, the dream is gone. I have become comfortably numb.
  6. Ok, so I have a....2007 Classic Custom Silverburst? Btw, thanks for everyone's input!
  7. Ok, let's see if I do this right Lol, looks like some of them are upside-down..... hope you can still see what you need to. Oh yeah, in the pic of the back of the headstock, you can just barely make out the "made in usa" stamp. I know the lighting is wrong to really read it, but trust me, it's stamped there, below the serial number. Another "oh yeah...." It came with an owners manual--I guesss....it's a non-specific les paul info booklet about the size of a 3x5 card, with 30-some pages. It also came with a gibson hardcase, which is what you see in the pics.
  8. Ok, I'll try some pics in a minute, as soon as I figure out how--one thing I just now noticed--there's no inlay on the first fret.....I don't know if that's important or not.
  9. My fiance (now wife) bought me a LP while I was overseas last year, and I've been struggling to find out exactly what it is ever since. The guitar center employee told her it was a Custom Silverburst, one of only 500 made--I think he said it was a 2007 "reissue" of the original silverburst LP. Thing is, there are apparently multiple versions of a silverburst that gibson has made, and I don't know which (if any) mine is, or exactly what year it was made, or exactly what it's specs are. It has the "newer" style of silverburst (not teardrop shaped like the originals). The headstock has the "vase-like" inlay (I don't know what it's actually called), not the more common trapeziod-shaped inlay. "Made in USA" is stamped on the back of the headstock, right below a painted (or printed?) serial number: GC 437. That doesn't match any of the info I've been able to track down on LP serial numbers. The truss rod cover appears to be legit--two screws only, and "Les Paul" in a cursive script on it. I've been told it's a Custom Shop guitar, I've been told it's a Classic Custom, and I've been told it's a Limited Edition. I can't be sure, but I think that those three are mutually exclusive. Can anyone help me out? I am nonplussed. I would just send my reciept to gibson, but right now I really don't wanna just send off my only proof (god forbid) that GC sold me a fake Les Paul. It's the first LP I've ever owned or even played, and it's waaay nicer than any other guitar I've ever played.....but how would I know if it's legit? Thanks for any help!
  10. Hmmm....I just talked to the Guitar Center employee who sold me mine.... It's a Les Paul Classic Custom Silverburst, and it didn't come with a COA. While I was at the store, he called Gibson, and was told that since it didn't actually come from the custom shop, it didn't ship with a COA; so I'm supposed to send my proof of purchase and warranty card in and THAT will be my..."certification" i guess. Is he yanking my chain?
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