1958 LP Reissue serial number

Delmar Evans

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I’m looking at purchasing a 1958 cherry Sunburst Re issue. Is it very clean well playing guitar with the serial number of 8 1641. I had a question about the serial number and I am attaching a picture To me the font looks not like the typical font you would see On vintage 58. I have not looked at a lot of the re-issues so I am not really familiar with how that font looks Any thoughts appreciated
 

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Thanks. That’s what I thought, but I wondered , as a reissue, why they would not use the same font they used from that same time era.
 

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It is the same font, but they are stamped by hand and everyone looks a little different. The one in question happens to be a very light touch on the stamp and the pic of the vintage one happens to be a heavy press of the stamp. Vintage ones didnt all look super thick like that one either.
 

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I got that picture of that 58 out of the book the beauty and the burst Alot of them seem heavy handed like that for 58, 59 and 60. Did not know if it was the width of the stamp, pressure related or a different font
 

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I'd have to say, it certainly seems like a different font. The '4' in the original font has thicker and thinner sections which that stamping seems to miss.
Owning a vintage styled stamp kit, a light pressing doesn't change the shape so much as the intensity.
 

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The Reissue serial typeset doesn't look exactly like the originals. The stamp on the Reissue in the OP looks perfectly legit for a Reissue.
 

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Im sure if you look real hard you will find a few other things that do not look quite like an original either....minute things, but tings none the less... :hmm:
 

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agree with everyone above ...Looks correct and You will Never get an exact copy of an Original LP from a Re-Issue .... Never .

Gibson has posted, a few times that I recall over the years , they will not make a 100% RI because of those who would try and pass it off as an Original to buyers who couldn't /wouldn't know better and just jump on a great price before getting it verified by someone who could actually tell the difference . It's not like scammers haven't done it before ...
Even some "Experts" have been fooled in the past .
They have .. Take a RI ,,, add Vintage parts and sell for 10's of K's more then it's really worth ..to the unsuspecting . Or even those who do their due diligence ... It's happened ....
 

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