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Les Paul classic 1959? Does this exist?


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I'm looking to buy a Les Paul "classic 1959" with serial nr "9 35xx" which dates it to 1999. It has "1959" engraved on the pickguard, instead of the common "1960" engraving.

 

Here's my question: I cannot find any info on a LP classic 1959, all info I can find leads back to the LP classic 1960. Does anybody know what I'm looking at here, is this the same guitar as the "1960" classic?

 

In advance, thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this!

 

Leo

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I think that is a regular LP Classic with a faded 1960 inscribed. That is the only way a classic came unless it had a plus top (which I have) See if you can get a pick of the serial #. It looks authentic other than that.

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I'm looking to buy a Les Paul "classic 1959" with serial nr "9 35xx" which dates it to 1999. It has "1959" engraved on the pickguard' date=' instead of the common "1960" engraving.

 

Here's my question: I cannot find any info on a LP classic 1959, all info I can find leads back to the LP classic 1960. Does anybody know what I'm looking at here, is this the same guitar as the "1960" classic?

 

In advance, thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this!

 

Leo

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doesnt exist. your pics clearly show a Classic with the standard "1960" pickguard

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Your best bet is to send an e-mail with the serial number and photos of the guitar to service@gibson.com and ask them. You will need to save the pics to your computer and attach them to the e-mail as the Gibson customer service people do not have internet access. So they can't go to the site and look for themselves.

I vaguely remember seeing one of these in my local shop and asking about it. It was an LP with 1959 on the pickguard, but for the life of me I cannot remember the details of it.

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I may be way off base here, but one thing I noticed about my R9 is where the words "Les Paul" were located on the headstock. I actually thought it was a flaw when I got it home, but after doing a check of other guitars of that era I was relieved to know that thats how they came back then.

 

So shouldnt this 59 classic have the words "Les Paul" closer to the Gibson logo?

Heres some pics showing the difference.

 

A regular 2007 Gibson Les Paul...."Les Paul" centered.

 

IMG_0286.jpg

 

 

My 1959 reissue...."Les Paul" closer to Gibson logo.

 

r9HS.jpg

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