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i want to know if a reissue 59 that someone is selling is fake, it's flame top red tiger. And if you know if there's been some 59 reissues on that color?

I'm waiting for more info from the seller.

In the meantime, what do you think about the photos? Anything, details, comments, suggestions are useful here.










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It looks like a genuine Gibson from here. However...


It looks like a 'classic' model to me, rather than a '59 reissue, or R9. Different models have different values.


Depending on what the asking price is, you might find out. But to absolutely identify the guitar you need pics of the seriel# and the control cavities.

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  • 3 weeks later...

It's difficult to say in this case, because the serial number is registered in our database as a LP Reissue, from 1991 (the guitar wasn't called 1959 reissue really yet).


There has been a LP Class 5 with red tiger finish, but it should normally be registered then; see specs below:


The Main Features of the Gibson Les Paul Custom Class Five Red Tiger Electric Guitar Include:


  • One-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Tenon
  • Weight-relieved Mahogany Back
  • Highly Figured Maple Top
  • 24-34" Scale Length
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard
  • Vintage Tulip Tuners
  • BurstBucker 2 Neck Pickup
  • BurstBucker 3 Bridge Pickup
  • 3 Way Selector Switch
  • Hardshell Case Included

Kind regards,



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