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Unread 07-02-2009, 01:11 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Unread 07-02-2009, 06:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

one question, in the first pic of the chambered LP, in the neck pick up cavity, what are the 2 little circles?
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Looks like it's the x-ray of a BFG. I'm sure that it's some washers that are used in the P90 pickup.
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Didn't notice them at first, but it looks like it's for a P90.
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Great info here
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HOW TO SPOT A FAKE !!
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Unread 07-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

It has been told to me that several models coming out the last two years, 2008 and 2009 are being embossed (pressed into the wood) the year of manufacture along with the normal serial number and below that the Made in USA. This is, according to the source, new for Gibson. He swears to have seen a number of these in both Studio's and SG's in those two recent years.

Can anyone confirm that being legitimate?
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It has been told to me that several models coming out the last two years, 2008 and 2009 are being embossed (pressed into the wood) the year of manufacture along with the normal serial number and below that the Made in USA. This is, according to the source, new for Gibson. He swears to have seen a number of these in both Studio's and SG's in those two recent years.

Can anyone confirm that being legitimate?
My traditional says 2008 right below the made in USA
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Thanks Dave. That might be an important factoid to know so someone doesn't brand one a fake because of it. Not that many Studio's have been the target of faking but... I imagine its possible. Has anyone ever seen an attempt to fake Studio's?
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

there we go! thanks! this should be real helpful to alot of members
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

Hello everyone!

I`m looking to buy a second hand Gibson Les Paul, and I`ve came accros this model, on-line.

Gibson Les Paul Standard '08 god. - Kupujem Prodajem

The seller claims it`s genuine LP.
I`ve notticed it has an 8 digit serial number. Is this POSSIBLE? Is it a fake?
The serial is 02008061. It`s impressed in the back of the headstock. It also has MADE IN USA 2008, impressed beneath it.
I`ve read that Gibson introdouced a 9 digit serial number since Julu 2005.
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Hello everyone!

I`m looking to buy a second hand Gibson Les Paul, and I`ve came accros this model, on-line.

Gibson Les Paul Standard '08 god. - Kupujem Prodajem

The seller claims it`s genuine LP.
I`ve notticed it has an 8 digit serial number. Is this POSSIBLE? Is it a fake?
The serial is 02008061. It`s impressed in the back of the headstock. It also has MADE IN USA 2008, impressed beneath it.
I`ve read that Gibson introdouced a 9 digit serial number since Julu 2005.
Good for you that you ask before you buy!
Yup, that's a fake! Keep your hands off of it.

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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

TNX!

Q: Do all of the LP guitars made after Julu 2005, have a 9 digit serial number?
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

Please Help, I have to choose between an 08 traditional and an 09 traditional. Is there any difference besides the truss rod cover? The 08 is blank and the 09 says traditional.Thanks
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So... R9. Is my '07 R9 chambered, weight relieved or solid?






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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

great thread! thanks. Would be great to get some info on pre-historics...

Pretty sure pre-historics all had:
solid body
short tenon,
medium to thin neck profile,
serial numbers starting with the last digit of the year (e.g. my 89 starts with a 9)
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Hi! New here! I wanted to post a pic with my profile! Can anyone tell me how?
I just bought a Les Paul and all of you helped me with the decision! Thanx!
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

My gibson les paul studio is chainbered but does it matter, does it still let it have a meaty sound or make it sound more like an acoustic?
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Why in the HELL did you do that to your guitar??? I mean, I'm essentially against intentionally aging guitars but that is ridiculous!!
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My gibson les paul studio is chainbered but does it matter, does it still let it have a meaty sound or make it sound more like an acoustic?
My LP Studio 2008, resonats like a bell
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Weight-relief started around 1982/1983. Every Gibson USA Les Paul between 1982 - 2007 is weight-relieved. They do not have solid-body construction. Weight-relief is also known as "swiss cheese holes" and refers to the nine holes drilled out of the body in order to reduce the weight of the guitar.
I find it hard to believe, especially since the 82 "special run/edition" I recently bought weighs 13 lbs!!

But hey....you never know.
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great thread! thanks. Would be great to get some info on pre-historics...

Pretty sure pre-historics all had:
solid body
short tenon,
medium to thin neck profile,
serial numbers starting with the last digit of the year (e.g. my 89 starts with a 9)
Exactly, my 1988 Pre-Historic is exactly as you described.
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theres a book, and here i am spending 15 thousand to learn to do it from roberto-venn
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

Gibson Les Paul finishes (the popular ones):

Goldtop: the first LP finish when it was intoduced


Cherry Sunburst: Known as the "grail" of LPs, due to the short manufacturing peroid from 1958 to 1960.....also known as the standard finish


Black (Ebony): Intoduced in 1954, this was first used on the Les Paul custom....and as a standard finish...also intoduced the humbucker and TOM bridge to the world



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Re: Gibson Les Paul 101

Great Thread!
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Thank you - very informative
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Super-Thank you!
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wow R9 your a book by yourself. Thanks for the Infomation on everything. I really do enjoying reading your posts because they is always something that I think I know and then forget and I can always count on one of your posts to set my mind in the right direction. Really Thanks.
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