2018 R0/G0?

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  1. honkytone

    honkytone Senior Member

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    Have seen several listings on Reverb for G0s said to be from 2018. Is that a thing? The serial numbers would appear also to be consistent with 2008: G0 8####
     
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    gravedanger Senior Member

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    Also saw the same thing. Maybe a Guitar Center run?
     
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    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    Gibson reuses serial numbers every 10 years. Ask to see the COA to determine if it's a 2008 or 2018.
     
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    I haven't seen any G0s in 2018. Without further evidence I'll have to go with Tim Plains who said it might be a 2008.
     
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    I’ve seen several 2018 and 2017 G0’s. They are definitely a thing again.
     
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    mudface Non-Deadbeat/Non-Prominent Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Its funny that even these new G0s don’t have knob pointers...... definitely keeping to original G0 spec.... if it saves several hundred bucks without them ..... then I guess that’s a deal. :D
     
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    I'm always on the look for these and haven't seen any in the seven GCs I got to. Must be a small run. I like them because they have historically been very good and the prices have always been competitive. Sometimes the necks aren't even all that thin.
     
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    jamman Premium Member

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    I did a quick search of Guitar Center listing an found Nothing for Gibson custom solid body guitars ....

    The pointers IIRC are standard R0/G0 . Recent years , it was the top that was the only difference (IIRC) and then many had very nice figured tops anyway .

    Keep in mind that Reverb listing was for a used guitar, and may have been removed by a previous owner .
     
  10. djsuckapunch

    djsuckapunch Senior Member

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    These have G0 serial numbers.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson...Figured-Top-Reissue-Electric-Guitar-PG-129.gc

    I’ve also seen quite a few pop up online in Guitar Centers used section. They are definitely 2017/18s and not the older ones.
     
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    Thanks. I see them. Sill nothing near me though unfortunately. The one in the link has a nicer top than the ones in the past I've seen from them.
     
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    mudface Non-Deadbeat/Non-Prominent Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    They have one of these at the El Paso GC,..... it was at $4400,.... same 1960 Page 129 model,... also with no knob pointers. Though this one has been there for a number of years,.... i don't know if the have a NEW one.:dunno:

    Edit: it is now for $3999,....still there,.... but no manufacture year disclosed.
     
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    I don't have a link offhand, but at least one of these I saw on Reverb had a 2018 COA, which I guess answered my question before I asked it. Was just surprised because had not heard of a 2018 GC run before. Maybe it happened late in the year.
     

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