1991 Standard Logo Question

frehley77369

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Ladies and Gents, I'm the 2nd owner of a 93 Standard that I've owned since 95 and I'm very familiar with it. I found a 91 Standard that I really like, but it puzzles me... The logo has a closed b and o in the logo, which I've never seen on a regular production 90's Standard. Also, my 93 has the serial number completely between the "horns" on the tuners, where the numbers are spaced further apart on the 91, where the 9 and 1 are directly over the tuners. I really don't think anyone would fake a 91 Standarnd, the bridge, nibs and knob spacing look good to me. Does this Paul look legit? It's several hours away.
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Thanks!
 

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There was a thread on Gibson logos....sadly now killed due to photobucket.

There have been many many headstock logos over time. One of them being the logo that Gibson came into the 90's with.
The same with headstock shape. And of course all of these make for legit guitars with different positions of various parts.
 

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Thanks, ARandall. I've never really played too many Norlins, but a guy I know has an 88, 90 and 92, and they all look like my 93, minus the 3 piece top on the 88. I think I'll buy this one and sell off my last Ibanez!
 

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That logo looks like a hangover from the Norlin years. It's possible Gibson hadn't updated the headstock logos yet in 91
 

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Current Gibson logo (open "b" and "o") replace Norlin's logo:
- in the fall of 1991 for LP Standard model
- in the 1995 for LP Custom model

Interestingly, LP Classic had the current logo from the very beginning (1989).
 

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Current Gibson logo (open "b" and "o") replace Norlin's logo:
- in the fall of 1991 for LP Standard model
- in the 1995 for LP Custom model

Interestingly, LP Classic had the current logo from the very beginning (1989).
That's bc the Classic line was intended to be the poor man's RI - one of the few details they got right.
 

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Current Gibson logo (open "b" and "o") replace Norlin's logo:
- in the fall of 1991 for LP Standard model
- in the 1995 for LP Custom model

Interestingly, LP Classic had the current logo from the very beginning (1989).
Excellent facts! Thanks for the answer.
 


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