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Wine Red 93 Studio with Gold Hardware


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13 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Indeed.  At the end of the day a guitar with a headstock repair is just a broken guitar. There are tons out there that aren't.

 

Thanks Sgt Pepper,alls well that ends well, I guess. I really like this guitar much better.

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7 hours ago, truetone6 said:

Thanks Guys! Someone on another forum told me that this guitar is actually a 94 not a 93. He said that  Gibsons had a special serial number that year starting with "94" because it was Gibson's 100th Anniversary.

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This is true...  You can tell because if you do the "conventional" SN decoder for this date range, you will soon find out that there's no 400th+ day of the year.  So you have a Centennial Gibson LP.  Killer man!  Much better score than the broken headstock mess you almost got into.  Congratulations and enjoy for many years 😄

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Thanks guys! I used to have the same guitar. I bought it in 2004. It was my first Gibson and and my first Les Paul .Unfortunatly I sold it many years ago so I was happy to find this one. The one I had(below). That one came with a black case with a grey interior and shroud.What years did Gibson use cases like that?

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Found out the one I bought in 2004 was actually a 2002 model so It was nearly new when I bought it. Now it would be nearly "vintage",lol.It seems funny to think of  guitars like my  94 Gibson Studio as a vintage guitar but it really does look like one now as the finish has darkened beautifully to an almost "Ox Blood" color and the gold hardware has a nice patina.

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