Gibson finally got the 59 Reissue right - except for the colour !

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Alvinfan, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Alvinfan

    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    I want some of what they are smoking in the Gibson Historic design division.
    Why anyone would choose to put this colour on a Historic 59 Reissue is beyond me, but each to his own I guess.
    I am glad that I am not the one who has to sell this one at 8348 $ :wow:

    Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue 2016 Aurora Borealis | eBay

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  2. Billy4269

    Billy4269 Senior Member

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    I actually really like that color. Theres so many other color LP's id buy before I got that one, but if I was rich and had a lot of money to waste i'd definitely buy that.

    That said I don't know why they made it a 59' Reissue. Doesn't make sense, a 59' reissue is supposed to be a recreation of the 59' les paul, which obviously never came in that color. Same thing with that R8 they made with the contoured heel. If you're buying a gibson historic guitar, you obviously are into the vintage style les pauls and historical accuracy, so why would you want to buy a 59' with that color on it.Just sell the guitar as another model because it isn't correct calling it a '59.
     
  3. LPCollector

    LPCollector V.I.P. Member

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    That is a slap to the face of my AVH-ness........
     
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    I'm guessing it's for Grateful Dead tribute bands!:slash:
     
  5. Pulp Les Paul

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    Its an Elton John signature!!!
     
  6. Alvinfan

    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    I think Gibson is trying to get in on the "PRS Al Di Meola Market" :D

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    Would you say the same thing about lemon bursts? the only 2 59' finishes were cherry and tobacco...but I know what you're saying this finish doesn't have that vintage vibe.
     
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    winexprt Senior Member

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    Looks like a Unicorn threw up on the top.
     
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  9. LeftyF2003

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    Do not want!
     
  10. Rodmac

    Rodmac Senior Member

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    Maybe Gibson are aiming at a different market ? :laugh2:
     

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  11. Alvinfan

    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    What makes lemonburst relevant for the Historic line is the fact that many bursts faded to lemonburst over the years.
     
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    freebyrd 69 Premium Member

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    I seen that LP about a month ago, I was thinking the same thing, Looking to get a piece of the PRX market share. Strange fellows them some of them Gibson folks.
     
  14. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Not my thing but someone my like it.

    It is kind of PRSish but as much as other companies ride Gibsons coat tails I guess they have the right to give it back occasionally.
     
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    iavera Senior Member

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    :):)
    of course but is not an orig color...hey just nitpicking here.
     
  16. KBMelb

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    I'm surprised no one is screaming and yelling about this one yet.
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  17. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Calling "stock_hippie"

    Gibson has finally heard your pleas and built it!

    Is he still around? Haven't heard from him in a while.
     
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  18. LPCollector

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    We can only hope that this one will fade in a week or two....... :fingersx:
     
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    It currently has 12 folks watching so it obviously appeals to some :cheers:
     
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    So do car accidents.
     
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