Hello guys, I'm just posting this thread on the Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard. This was my "the one that got away" guitar.. (I think most people have them.. what's yours?). One I had and regret parting with. I bought one of these brand new back when they were released for the 50th anniversary.. I actually got mine a little late, early in the following year.. If there's one guitar I wish had worked out differently and I still had today it would be this one. I sold it because I'm really particular and it got a drop (long story.. not by my hands!). It hadn't received any visible damage but that kind of thing bothered me then, it repeatedly got to me and I just couldn't get it out of my head so I sold it on. It had everything I liked and wanted on a guitar. Stock Burstbuckers (non-potted I think), long neck tenon, nice finish options, cool Lifton case. Plus it was limited and numbered. The only thing I wasn't crazy about on them was the edgeburst/rimburst or whatever you wish to call it.. it, plus the lack of pickguard, the latter being no biggie. Just a matter of two holes. But I think they probably should have put a pickguard on it as stock so you didn't have to drill them yourself. Was there just the one run of these guitars? I'd read somewhere they had some waaay back around 2000 or 2001 but I think the person was maybe getting them mixed up with something else. Do you think it's likely they'll do another similar run of these at some stage? I was wondering, maybe they'll do something next year for the 60th anniversary of the 1959 model? Failing that, do the 1959 come up on the market much these days? They were quite limited.. 1959 models in total. Not sure if that was 1959 cherryburst and 1959 iced tea burst or 1959 altogether.. I think it was altogether, anyways. Anyone got any advice on what I should do? I'd like to get my hands on one of these.. but it would be amazing if there's a similar run next year. Or failing all that, is there any similar alternative out there? Seeing as the 1959 is so revered I'm always puzzled why there aren't more guitars such as this that are inspired by or trying to replicate or tribute it. Thanks in advance, guys.