How do you identify a pre-historic?

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by johnny_walker, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    There were were a few 1993 Les Paul R9s made with the SNs 9 0001-9 0012 or so that obviously did NOT have "3" as the second SN. I think these were prototypes. Also there was a run of 10 or so R9s with Korina backs from 9 3001- 9 3010 or so in which only ONE (9 3008) had a long tenon. Very strange and exciting times for Gibson.

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    I have a prehistoric. An ‘89 gold top and it’s not weight relieved, has a one piece body and weighs in at 8.4lbs. Gibson says it’s a ‘59 but I’ve never seen a ‘59 Goldtop. Also, I don’t get all the hype about the long tenon or extra 3 inches of wood. Makes no sense to me unless you need an exact replica of a 59.
     
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    It makes more sense than bumping a 7 year old thread.
     
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    An extra 3 inches makes all the difference....................just ask my wife!:D
     
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    What a ridiculous comment. Is it a crime to bump an old thread? If it not okay to bump an old thread, why are we still able to comment in it after those many years?
     

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