Help With 1999-2005 Deluxe Goldtops

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I am trying to figure out the different model Deluxes that were made from 1999-2005.

In the Vintage Guitar Price Guide, these are the models listed.

Les Paul Deluxe 30th Anniversary
1999. 30th Anniversary of the 1969 introduction of the Les Paul Deluxe, Limited Edition logo on the lower back of the headstock neck, Deluxe logo on truss rod cover, Wine Red.

Les Paul Deluxe ’69 Reissue
2000-2005. Mini-humbuckers, gold top.

Les Paul Deluxe Limited Edition
1999-2002. Limited edition reissue with Les Paul Standard features and Deluxe mini-humbuckers, black.

Though, I keep seeing 2000-2005 Goldtops listed as Limited Editions. The book would classify them as Reissues, and say they are worth less than the limited editions.

Is the book wrong or are the sellers wrong? Or, is it something completely different???

Any info would help.
 

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And I had a killer 2004..maybe 2005 Deluxe I got from a exclusive run for Musicians Friend- wine red. IDK if it was exclusive because of the color, or because it was the only deluxes being made. It did not have a limited edition logo or anything though that I recall.

"exclusively here"..... And the neck was right on. Huge neck, very unlike any original deluxes. One of the best Les Pauls I ever owned.

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Gibson has sold a lot of guitars that were limited editions; they just didn't label them all as such, and ceased production because reasons. I have a collection of them.
2014 Les Paul Melody Maker
2014 (-2016) J-29
2019 (-2020) Les Paul Junior Tribute DC
Two 2019 ES-235

None of them are particularly valuable and may never be, but they all had short production runs.

The 1999 Deluxe has a Limited Edition logo and was a run of 300, but I don't know if that was per color. I've seen piano black and wine red online.
 

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Thanks for the replies, but I still don't see the differences. Yes, technically everything is limited edition based upon production capacity. But, some of these were explicitly labeled as limited from Gibson.

Does anyone else know the difference among these models? The pricing on these is all over the place, so there must be something tangible.
 

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