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2008 1958 Gold Top LP Murphy


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R" stands for Reissue. R8 is a 1958 Reissue and so on. Some are VOS and some have a Glossy finish. If your pickups are all shiny and your finsh has a high gloss to it than it's probably not a VOS. Murphy means Tom Murphy who built this particular model back then.

 

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Murphy means Tom Murphy who built this particular model back then.

What? Tom Murphy ages guitars for Gibson. When someone says a Murphy R8, that means it's an R8 aged by Tom Murphy.

 

itsevolutionbaby, sounds like you have a 50th anniversary R8. Didn't it come with a 50th anniversary certificate? I believe there were 75 gold top 50th R8s...in addition to the 2,500+ other R8s Gibson made in 2008. Check the pouch in the case for a certificate or post pictures of it to here (use photobucket.com, upload pictures there, paste the IMG code here) to make sure it's not a fake. Gibson guitars are faked all the time and unless she paid over $3,000 for that guitar...

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What? Tom Murphy ages guitars for Gibson. When someone says a Murphy R8, that means it's an R8 aged by Tom Murphy.

 

itsevolutionbaby, sounds like you have a 50th anniversary R8. Didn't it come with a 50th anniversary certificate? I believe there were 75 gold top 50th R8s...in addition to the 2,500+ other R8s Gibson made in 2008. Check the pouch in the case for a certificate or post pictures of it to here (use photobucket.com, upload pictures there, paste the IMG code here) to make sure it's not a fake. Gibson guitars are faked all the time and unless she paid over $3,000 for that guitar...

 

It didn't come with a COA, but all the rest of the origial case candy. it's in the old brown case as well, not the newer TKL ones my LPC and DG335 came in. SHe paid $3200 at a GC used, so I don't have much hesitation on the authenticity. it's a 2008 since the serial number is 8 8XXX. Thanks for the info. Will Gibson reissue COA's? I assume not, but worth a shot.

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