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It took a very long time, but at the start of this month I finally acquired my 1st Les Paul. Anyways, mine is a 2019 50’s LP Standard (Tobacco Burst). What is the difference between say a Murphy Lab ‘59 and a 50’s Standard LP, besides the relic job and the truss rod cover? What exactly is a 50’s LP Standard? It it a blend of an R8 & R9 neck profile?

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It is a really nice Les Paul with a big fat neck for your big fat fingers.

I think the Murphy thing is they just beat it up to make it look like it was abused on tour so you're actually a grizzled road dog with throngs of groupies mobbing you everywhere you go.  Kind of like pre-distressted motorcycle jackets so you can play dress up like a pirate on the weekends and are actually a bad *** biker who eats nails for breakfast, rusty nails.

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Construction wise, a reissue is supposed to be closer to how things were done in the 50s then the USA counterpart. The reissues will have long neck tenons, more vintage-like pickup (custombucker), slightly different plastics, fit and finish, lighter woods… all things the reissue differs with the USA. Both are great guitars but one is Custom Shop made and the other is made in bulk so to speak. 

Anyhow congrats on the new LP. Pics or it didn’t happen…

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The Gibson Les Paul Std is a Pro Grade Guitar that will do everything a Guitar Player needs it to do…

Various LP models have different Pickups & Neck Radius.. Some versions are more Custom Shop built with other fine details.. 

Still the Guitar you’ve got is a fine Instrument with unlimited capabilities….

Congrats on your first LP.. Enjoy..

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12 hours ago, NighthawkChris said:

Construction wise, a reissue is supposed to be closer to how things were done in the 50s then the USA counterpart. The reissues will have long neck tenons, more vintage-like pickup (custombucker), slightly different plastics, fit and finish, lighter woods… all things the reissue differs with the USA. Both are great guitars but one is Custom Shop made and the other is made in bulk so to speak. 

Anyhow congrats on the new LP. Pics or it didn’t happen…

OK….Fine. I’m sure you can tell the LP from the rest….

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33 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

I like the wood grain on that one, if you ever think about selling it don't.

I won’t be any time soon….That’s what made me buy it in the first place was the top. My main electric is my $800 1994 Peerless Epiphone Casino (not pictured) I bought in 1997 when I was a kid….I saved up all my money for that one. It’s been with me in my very first gigs and pubs. Even though I can buy premium Gibson’s now, the first guitar you put your blood, sweat and tears into getting will always be your first love….

If I do decide to sell my LP in the future, I’ll let you know first….

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1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

Okay but I'll still give you a chance to come to your senses.

Don’t worry….I’m keeping it for a long while. The top is beautiful. I was actually going for a 1974 Les Paul Custom Ebony before I got this one. But once I saw the top, I caved….

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6 hours ago, Hype said:

That’s a 2009 Standard. Oh the flame on the back of that guitar is one of the best I’ve seen. I’ll try and get a pic later….

yea man..  do it, love to see it

Mine is a 2016, the flame is not as impressive on mine, I've seen some real killer backs too, yours sounds like it has one,

but I Iove the guitar,  it's just about  perfect really.   the are special instruments in my book.

 

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3 hours ago, kidblast said:

yea man..  do it, love to see it

Mine is a 2016, the flame is not as impressive on mine, I've seen some real killer backs too, yours sounds like it has one,

but I Iove the guitar,  it's just about  perfect really.   the are special instruments in my book.

 

Here it is:

J-200 Flamed Back

 

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Woah that’s an amazing collection! Congrats on your NGD!

 

Almost every single part of a reissue model will be different than the standard production models but that’s not to say theres anything wrong with the standard production models. Looks like you got a great guitar and I really like those acoustics too

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2 hours ago, Dub-T-123 said:

Woah that’s an amazing collection! Congrats on your NGD!

 

Almost every single part of a reissue model will be different than the standard production models but that’s not to say theres anything wrong with the standard production models. Looks like you got a great guitar and I really like those acoustics too

Thanks for your comments. I love my acoustics too. I really want an Elvis Presley Dove. Gibson stopped making them in the early 2010’s as the Presley Estate and Gibson did not renew/sort out the licensing. I would love that to add to the collection. Do you have any Gibson Acoustics? Most people I know have one solid J-45 and that’s enough for them….

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