59 Reissue

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  1. Duke Aaron D'Attention

    Duke Aaron D'Attention Junior Member

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    Do all Epiphone Les Paul '59 Reissue Limited Edition's have the "59 Reissue" stamp on the headstock? I think I've seen a few on the web that don't, but I'm noobish & would gladly defer to those with better knowledge on the subject.

    I bought mine new in 1996 from a respected music store, now after a bit of research I find that it's possibly a Standard & not a '59.

    Serial number is U611 1374.

    Unsung Plant, Korea
    on November, 1986,1996
    or 2006
    Production Number: 1374
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I never hear of such a guitar from Epiphone

    pics would be nice

    and

    Welcome here @ M L P
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    There was one on ebay uk a little while ago Peter... I asked if there was any kind of COA, but the seller said no - and the case wasn't original.

    TRC reads "Les Paul, Standard 1959"

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    only the one pic as well I'm afraid, so couldn't comment on the serial number style...
     
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    It certainly does look a lot like my Tribute + :)

    USA burstbuckers too! Shame there was no COA with it, I'd have been interested if there had been! ;)
     
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    I guess only way for the OP to be sure would be remove the pickups and see if they were USA burstbuckers...?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    No way this can be
     
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    What years were they made Paruwi?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    50th anniversary of the 1959 = 2009
     
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    Duke Aaron D'Attention Junior Member

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    Thanks for the welcome, and all the replies. Here's my Epiphone...

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    paruwi: "50th anniversary of the 1959 = 2009"

    That appears to have solved my dilemma about it being a '59 Reissue, unless there were previous anniversary editions (37th year?), but that doesn't really make sense.

    It's a limited edition, but what of? A regular Standard, but in a certain finish?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    yes, many Epis are 'limited editions'

    yes

    probably yes
    looks like 'trans amber' finish, advertised in the 1995 catalog

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    D'oh! :facepalm: It's been a long weekend, that's my excuse....
     
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    Duke Aaron D'Attention Junior Member

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    LOL... I birch-twigged myself for not spotting that :)

    Mystery solved as far as I can see. Thanks to everyone for your input, greatly appreciated.
     
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