Gibson '57 Custom 1993 *im thinking of buying this help needed

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The seller states:

Gibson 57 Custom Reissue 1993
57 classic pickups
No neck breaks, etc
(Changed specs) - bonenut, refret, fret dressing, selector cover.
The bindings some of them are as the picture shows due to the refretting.

Price is $2000


Now i have to say ive never bought a Custom before. I really need your help on this.

1) What are the differences between this,the VOS, and the historic line?
(he states this was out before the historic or something like that)
2) Are these the original specs for this guitar? What are the original specs?
3) Is 1993 a good year for a custom 57 reissue?
4) Is this a good buy?


Cheers, im eager yet new to this custom world so thanks guys

p.s ive uploaded pics
 

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Boleskinehouse

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The seller states:

Gibson 57 Custom Reissue 1993
57 classic pickups
No neck breaks, etc
(Changed specs) - bonenut, refret, fret dressing, selector cover.
The bindings some of them are as the picture shows due to the refretting.

Price is $2000


Now i have to say ive never bought a Custom before. I really need your help on this.

1) What are the differences between this,the VOS, and the historic line?
(he states this was out before the historic or something like that)
2) Are these the original specs for this guitar?
3) Is 1993 a good year for a custom 57 reissue?
4) Is this a good buy?


Cheers, im eager yet new to this custom world so thanks guys

p.s ive uploaded pics



I'm no expert on pre-historics, but I'd say it's probably all original besides what he said was changed. It looks like it's been played, but it wouldn't have been aged at all when new (I don't think).. '93 was a good year for everything , IMO.

For 2,000?!? Yeah, I'd snatch it!
 

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$2,000.00 ???? maybe, pics look pretty good, but I cant get a good close up cuz I'm computer illeterate.


VOS is a finish spec, makes the guitar looked "aged"

Others more experienced will chime in and give you the complete skinny.

Nice axe, I like it! :dude:
 

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$2,000.00 ???? maybe, pics look pretty good, but I cant get a good close up cuz I'm computer illeterate.

93 - did they use 57's in 93? wait for someone else, I cant remember.
I would have thought they would be BB.

VOS is a finish spec, makes the guitar looked "aged"

I "think" what you have there is simular to my 68 Custom.
Not particulary considered a Re-Issue, but definitly a Historic.
but folks will agrue that as well.

Others more experienced will chime in and give you the complete skinny.

Nice axe, I like it! :dude:

There were no BBs in '93! :laugh2: As far as I know, there was no aging process either. It has an old style limited edition/custom shop logo on the back of the headstock. It's a pre-historic '57 reissue.
 

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no brainer....get it and you will be glad you did.
 

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thanks guys i really appreciate it,

i requested some pics of the capacitors and closeups and the back of the pickup
(since he says it is written PAF)
i will post them up soon!

thanks once again gibsoners
 

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