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Unread 10-05-2010, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

Hello, does anyone know how i can get information about a guitar by its serial number? other than going through Gibson as im in the uk, ive seen a nice R9 at a good price and want to do some checking up on it

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Unread 10-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

I am sure we can help you, given enough information. The regular USA Les Paul serial numbers are unique. Many of the preHistoic reissues, Classics and Historic serial numbers have been repeated amongst each other.

example 8 0120 could be 1988 Prehistoric, 1998 Classic, 2010 R8 or 2000 R8, etc.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

R9s would have the following SNs:

9 3xxx 1993 or 2003
9 4xxx 1994 or 2004
9 5xxx 1995 or 2005
9 6xxx 1996 or 2006
9 7xxx 1997 or 2007
9 8xxx 1998 or 2008
9 9xxx 1999 0r 2009
9 0xxx 2000 or 2010
9 1xxx 2001
9 2xxx 2002.


2002 and up R9s would have pointed inlays, pre 2002 would have rounded inlays.

PreHisorics made in 1989 would also begin with a 9 xxxx.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

yes i do understand this, the serial starts 9 0 so means 59 reissue and 2010 model so ive been told but is there any info on what colour this guitar is so i know its not cloned/fake without going through gibson direct im in uk and to phone states will kill me haha
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

Oh, well sometimes the warranty card has the full model number, looks something like:

LPR9FHCSBNH1 If you can get ahold of that from the seller, we may be able to help.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

If not you can email to me the SN and I can foward it to Gibson for you, I cannot say when I will get an answer, but I will try. kink56 at hotmail dot com
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

thank you skatterbrane, i have someone in a guitar shop here looking into it with gibson, hopefully ill get an answer soon before the seller sells or removes the advert, this is a lovely guitar and i was worried because the price was very low for a R9 so wanted to see if there was a way i can get info quick thats all, lets hope it all works out fine and i get a good deal would love a R9
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

Sure, let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

i will do thanks for the reply and info
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

I've found a 59 reissue (I hope) could someone please decode this serial 0 0096. Thankyou!!!!
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

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I've found a 59 reissue (I hope) could someone please decode this serial 0 0096. Thankyou!!!!
It's not a 59 reissue, it's a 60 reissue.

First zero = 60 reissue
Second zero = made in 2000 or 2010

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I've found a 59 reissue (I hope) could someone please decode this serial 0 0096. Thankyou!!!!
Could also be a 1990 Les Paul Flametop reissue ....a preHistoric.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

Skatterbrane that is what it is listed as on eBay... Just need to confirm this is a real 1990 r9. Also are they fairly sought after being a pre historic
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

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I've found a 59 reissue (I hope) could someone please decode this serial 0 0096. Thankyou!!!!
Could be a 2000 Classic.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

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Could be a 2000 Classic.
I could be remembering wrong but I had a 2000 classic and for some reason recall the serial number having two zeros to denote the year instead of one.

It was 00XXXX not 0 XXXX from what I remember. I'd go look if I hadn't of sold it.
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Skatterbrane that is what it is listed as on eBay... Just need to confirm this is a real 1990 r9. Also are they fairly sought after being a pre historic
There is no such thing as a 1990 R9, the first R9s came out in late 1993. From 1983-1990 they are known as Flametop Reissues. in 1991-early 93, they are either 1959 Flametop reissues or 1960 Flametop reissues.
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Skatterbrane that is what it is listed as on eBay... Just need to confirm this is a real 1990 r9. Also are they fairly sought after being a pre historic
Do you have a link? It could be a 1990 Flametop RI preHistoric, a 2000 R0 or a 2010 R0. I can't lookup an Ebay listing by serial number!
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I could be remembering wrong but I had a 2000 classic and for some reason recall the serial number having two zeros to denote the year instead of one.

It was 00XXXX not 0 XXXX from what I remember. I'd go look if I hadn't of sold it.
You're remembering right. I knew something didn't seem right when I posted that. I thought it was because I was still half asleep and hadn't had any coffee yet.
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You're remembering right. I knew something didn't seem right when I posted that. I thought it was because I was still half asleep and hadn't had any coffee yet.
I was half awake when I posted...
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

Hi,
I am about to get a 2001 LP R9 serial number 9 1028 with Tom Murphy aging.
Unfortunately, it looks either a bit dodgy or the best deal EVER (I can't tell you how much I would get it for…) !!!
Can you give me a price for it ?
Please tell me how could I be sure it is a genuine Gibson.
Here are some pics…
Thanks,
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

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Hi,
I am about to get a 2001 LP R9 serial number 9 1028 with Tom Murphy aging.
Unfortunately, it looks either a bit dodgy or the best deal EVER (I can't tell you how much I would get it for…) !!!
Can you give me a price for it ?
Please tell me how could I be sure it is a genuine Gibson.
Here are some pics…
Thanks,
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A 2001 R9 Murphy aged should sell for AT LEAST 7k I would think.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

It is a Real Gibson, but cannot be sure that it is a real Murphy.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

Oh and why the thumbnails, can't you post pictures like this?:



The BEST Historic I have ever owned, (other than one of my 3 1994 Murphy painted ones) It is a 2002 R9, of which they only made about 300.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

A 2001 R9 would be worth at least $4,000 anyway. They only made 800 of them. They made about 2000 2001 R8s.
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

How many year 2000 R9 AAA-Top's did they make?
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

sorry but I don't know how to do it !!!!!!!!!!!! I m a bit of a non-nerd one…
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Re: Gibson Les Paul 59 reissue serial number info

ok I m gonna try to upload bigger pics…
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Sorry if it is not working but the price I would pay for it would be WAY LESS than what you said…

Cheers for your replies,
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ok that didn't work…
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ok that didn't work…
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