50th Anniv. 59 Reissue, #1 of 500

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which can also attract other "pretty ones"
 

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I'm still paying off the '57 LP JR. then apparently have to pay off a '60 LP Special after that.:rolleyes:

But good looking out!:thumb:
 

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A bit pedantic I know, but wouldn't the the first number be 9 9000 :hmm:

No, just like there is a year 1 BC and a year 1 AD, but no year 0. Just like the last year of the last Millenium was 2000 NOT 1999. The last year of the 50s decade was 1960 NOT 1959. When you measure, you start with 0, when you count you start with 1.
 

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A bit pedantic I know, but wouldn't the first number be 9 9000 :hmm:

That's actually a good question. I have known of some years' numbers beginning with SN# "0". But I'm pretty sure for this run, they began with "1" and ended at "500".

And BTW, 335, welcome to the forum!


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No, just like there is a year 1 BC and a year 1 AD, but no year 0. Just like the last year of the last Millenium was 2000 NOT 1999. The last year of the 50s decade was 1960 NOT 1959. When you measure, you start with 0, when you count you start with 1.

All very valid points, but the reason I ask, is because I have 9 4000
 

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Yeah, it is nice. It's 2004.
I was trying to get a 2003 Stinger from Music Machine, but the last one sold from under my feet.
So I saw this one, and I thought I'd take a chance, turned out to be a really nice piece of kit.
So, does anyone know of a 9 9000, and is it a 50th.
 

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335, that's hysterical (pun intended)! The reason I mentioned above that I know that there have been SN# "0" is as follows...

Back in '04, I bought my first Historic. I thought it was really cool that I managed to get #9 4001, thinking it was the first one made that year. I found out later that there was a number 9 4000, which as it turns out is yours. I ended up eventually selling mine, but not because of the number thing...I just didn't bond with it. Did you get yours from Vintage World? Or did you get it second hand?


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What a small world. I bought it new, from the States (I'm in the UK) from an online dealer, but I can't remember which one. I pretty sure they had 9 4001 as well, so it probably was the same place.
Here's a picture of it from the site.

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I am waiting for the explanation from him about it, now I am curious about it.

if 9 9000 or 9 9001 is #1 then it's not possible for this one to be #1, it would still be very low in the numbers though.
 

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We just listed this guitar yesterday in the business classifieds. Check out the number:
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This one is obviously not a 50th 500 run.
 

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I don't think they put a serial number on their prototypes. I could be wrong. But, the COA's on the the 50th ann. have just a serial number. I thought that the numbers from 1 to 500 would be the correct order. Does anyone own a 50th Ann. with a the last numbers reaching over 500? That would put an end to this if we knew. I have yet to see it.

I posted this because of the above quote, not to try to make a sale. The certificate with this guitar says: "Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Golden Orange Tea Burst 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue. The instrument, bearing the serial number above, is 1 of a 25 instrument limited edition run produced as a tribute to the 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard. Your guitar has been handcrafted", yadda yadda, etc. If I've presented the wrong guitar on the wrong topic, please excuse the intrusion.
 

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