Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard (pics)

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  1. LongLostBrother71

    LongLostBrother71 Senior Member

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    Got this a couple weeks ago thought i'd share. very pleased with everything. nice finish, like the sound of the burstbuckers, thick neck, set up straight out of the box. came with a good solid case. it really wails.

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    nice that is beautiful
     
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    Nice guitar! I really like the burst. And your case is super pink.
     
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    One of my Epi's looks almost like yours! However, it's not a Limited Edition.. Mine has the Chrome Grover Tuners yet it has the thick neck.

    BTW, How do you like the thick neck over the standard neck? I think "thick" gives more sustain IMO..

    Great look'in guitar!!

    Oh, My guitar is only a "Standard Plus" and only "looks" like yours..... Will not sound the same I'm sure.. I believe your guitar is called "Faded Ice Tea" isn't it? Mine is called Tobacco Sunburst Only nearly the same look. My Other Epi is a Vintage SB Plus and my real slugger is the Standard Ebony Black... and it's the overall tone/sustain god.
     
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    I have the same guitar, also in Faded Iced Tea. My Limited Edition number is 479 of 1959.

    I added a pickguard and gold speed knobs. I'll try posting a pic tonight.

    What number did you get?
     
  6. LongLostBrother71

    LongLostBrother71 Senior Member

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    you should post a pic man, love to see it. i actually have some chrome grovers too but i havent really got a problem with the ones that are on already so ill wait to put them on. the thick neck i really like. 2 of my les pauls have the fat neck, 1 other has a slim tapered neck that just seems a little flatter thats all. but the big neck suits me well. im 6'5 and have huge hands so it feels nice to have something to really grab onto and be able to dig into the fretboard you know.
     
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    you see man ive been trying to figure it out. last 3 digits are 000. but i think it was 1,000 of 1,959. and yeah post a pic id like to see it, i always take off my pickgaurds cause i dont use a pick i play with my hands.
     
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    waswell Senior Member

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    Serial numbers do not make sense so you can't figure it out. You should have received a Cert of Authenticity. If you didn't get one call Epiphone, give them the serial number and they will send you one. Going to grab a bite to eat and then I'll post pics.

    Take care :)
     
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    Here are the pics as promised. Enjoy :)

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    Aww man you just wanted to show off your clean kitchen didn't ya..?/
     
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    waswell Senior Member

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    How right you are. I'm busted :laugh2:
     
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    Can someone clarify how many different versions of the 59' there are?
     
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    I think I have a 59' Epi LP Standard but I'm unsure because mine doesn't have BurstBuckers or the metal pointers and the push/pull knobs for volume and tone. It has "USED" stamped on the back of the headstock with a new serial number but it covers the old one and I can read F301 and they burnt the remaining numbers.
     
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    That's funny, I have number 480 of 1959!!!!!
     
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    You won't be able to figure the production number from the serial number> I contacted Gibson and they sent me my stuff. You will need to email Gibson customer support and provide the serial number and your address.
     
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    I believe there are two versions of the '59.
    one is the version with the Rim burst paintjob which comes in the faded ice tea and heritage sunburst (or whatever they call it)
    the other is the tear drop burst '59 which comes in only one color.

     
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    my 59 has the same stamp in the back of the headstock. the same everything you just mentioned. i didnt get metal pointers either so you probably do have a 59 LP Standard and more than likely there should be Burstbucker 2 & 3 pickups in the guitar. do you have a picture of the guitar?

    edit: now reading more i see i have cts pots which would mean it was made in japan except it has the F serial code soo?
     
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    I have Alpha pots and for the pups they are Epiphone 57 classics.
     

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