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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by jlb32, Mar 15, 2017.
Paruwi just posted this gem in the backstage. No NAMM for Gibson.
News Flash reissues are back in 2018.
They are a pretty embarrassing company to watch. Doesn't mean I don't like them. But embarrassing none the less.
Ok now I'm confused;
Seems like everything is back to normal with 59 reissue historics etc no more calling it a standard
I noticed Greg Koch in a video mocking the whole "its a standard not an R9" thing so I guess every single person apart from mfolet mocking them had an impact
They really need work on marketing constancy btw, because this is sooo confusing.
..........Michael is Henry’s cousin.
C’mon Michael fess up.
Not related but I do know him personally.
I worked with him before he bought Gibson.
I did get to sit and chat with him three years ago.
He bought his first Gibson at the House of Guitars just as I did and back in those days it was all we talked about on breaks.
He does have a passion for guitars.
I don't care much for the new fade,..it looks too much like the USA Standard HP model.....but everything else i like....
Wow! This thread really did go full circle!!
This is EXACTLY my same thought when I've seen this guitar. An Historic with that finish, I don't know, that is so confusing to me. Where are in a point now where those terms make no sense at all, because they've been used in many different ways. I mean, to my eyes the Custom Shop Standards they were doing in 2017 they were all looking like historics. Now this guitar, it's called historic again, but it's looking like a modern standard.
Yeah it did.
To someone who didn't know better it looks like the 2018 Historic Fade is just a 2018 USA Standard hp with a p@KER chip, pickup rings and a pickguard for $3000 up charge.............But of course WE know better.
A no show at NAMM then this news. Tell me that wasn't planned.
Aren't those all Standard USA plastics/rings?
They still call it Les Paul Standard though. Just based on specific years again.
Seems they keep ”Historic“ for their reissues. Just not True or Standard Historic.
I don’t think that is confusing.
The 2017 Gibson Custom Les Paul Standards were historics and even had serial numbers indicating the exact year. It was just not in the name.
No, it seems, the Les Paul Standard is a Historic 56/..., but still a Les Paul Standard. They do have TH parts and there are three other colors as well. Color is not the problem as long as there‘s M2M.
There‘s a Modern Les Paul Standard as well. And has been 2017.
This fade here does indeed look a bit flashy. Don‘t like that as well.
There‘s a good overview ok the other forum. Just a bit more specs than 2017 for each year. Necks and Frets.
Now the R8 will be different from R9s and R0s as they were in the 50s.