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Gibson Les Paul Model Ser.# 8 5958 stamped

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Trying to verify what year and model and any other details I might be able to get about this guitar. My research so far has me pretty sure it's a 2008. From there I'm wondering if this is a "R8", 50th anniversary, or 1958 reissue or if none of that is correct and it's simply a 2008. Or maybe I'm wrong about that too. Thanks for the help!!

 

EDIT: I had a link to pics in this originally.. here is the link again https://imgur.com/a/b5j7l1q

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In 2008 Gibson was selling R8 Les Pauls. I bought one new at that time. There was no marketing about a 50th Anniversary guitar as far as I know. It seems to be just a timing coincidence about any Anniversary,a 50 year span from the year 1958. The murphy-aged finish editions might of been labeled anniversary guitars, from a picture on eBay.

 

My R8 Les Paul came with a COA, a black wallet like "Certificate of Authenticity". Do you have this? The serial number on my guitar is a 6 digit number, with no spaces. Your serial number is only 5 digits has a space after the initial 8. Who knows what Gibson does with serial numbers? Looking at some R8's pictures on eBay show a 5 digit serial number like yours, so my guitar seems to be an oddball.

 

My R8 guitar was a VOS issue, this gave the guitar a slight worn look. It did not have any rusted parts. Your guitar has some rusted parts,what happened?

 

Remove the rear panel control panel, I believe the R8 LP came with large look alike bumble-bee caps which are big black caps. The necks are also beefy,big. I really don't know what your guitar is.

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Classics also can have that serial number format.

 

It does have the SP1 headstock, but some USA guitars have those too.

 

I think current production RI's have a stamp in the control cavity, not sure about older ones.

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Looks like most of its gigs were on the beach on the Atlantic Coast. What is that thing sticking out of the Tailstop?

 

Looks like the D string was replaced with a corroded Fender Bullet.

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I can't see the pictures right now 'cause I'm at work, but, does it have a one piece body/back?? You can also pull the neck p/u and see if it has a long tenon neck.

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