Historic Changes '93-'07

Ron W

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Wow. Great info here. Glad I found MLP...
 

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I have on of the rare early 90's reissues its a 92 and its beautiful.I paid almost 3000 for it . Did I make the right call?:slash:Instead of having classic
on the headstock it has model. All my other classic series les pauls have
classic on the head stock instead
 

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these are my girls
89 custom black
78 custom black
05 custom white
71 goldtop deluxe
76 cherryburst deluxe
2000 ice tea AAA flametop faded
92 AAA flametop 1960 first edition reissue( my baby)
06 AAA dessert burst flametop
05 tabbacco burst 1960 reissue
03 honey burst 1960 reissue
97 snakepit red flametop
03 gold top 1960 reissue
r9 bourbon burst
epi sg tabacco burst a
double neck sg black
 

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I have on of the rare early 90's reissues its a 92 and its beautiful.I paid almost 3000 for it . Did I make the right call?:slash:Instead of having classic
on the headstock it has model. All my other classic series les pauls have
classic on the head stock instead
This is not the correct location for placing those questions. Please start your own thread with pictures of the guitar.

If you had come here before that purchase, you would have learned that the first Classics up to 92 had Model on the headstock, and Gibson changed this to Classic because of fraudulent sellers passing them off as re-issues.
 

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Am I reading this right? Do 2003 R6's all have Brazilian fretboards? I'm about to grab my second, either R6, R7 or R8's but have a beat on a sweet 2003 R6
 

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I know it confusing....but there are more than 148 r6's. Just as there were more than 674.
braz r 9's.....
 

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I think its time for a 2014 update.....
I did last years...

Anyone? :shock:
 

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Here's some good info that I found.



1993

* Historic Collection introduced. Models include; '54 Black Beauty, '56 Goldtop, '57 Custom Black Beauty/3 Pickup, '57 Goldtop, '57 Custom Black Beauty/2 Pickup, '57 Custom Black Beauty with optional Bigsby Tailpiece, '59 Flametop, '60 Flametop
* First 25 Sunburst and first 15 Goldtops were painted by Tom Murphy.
* Deep neck joint.
* Thin Holly head veneer.
* Silk screened les paul logo.
* Correct pickup routing.
* Les Paul classic aged inlay.
* 57 Classic pickups.
* Kluson replica tuners.
* Vintage letter styled serial#.
*"Historic collection" decal on the back of the headstock.
* Indian rosewood fingerboard.
*"AAAA" grade soft maple top.
* Regular gibson usa brown case.
* Regular early 90s style cherry sunburst.
* Cherry sunburst and heritage darkburst"
* Some models lack pickguard

1994

* Historic parts; only pickguard, pickup rings, trussrod cover.
* Regular gibson usa white pearloid inlay.
* "AAAA" grade soft maple top.
* Darker transparent orangy cherry sunburst. (1994-1996)
* First year for the R8
* First 200 of 1994 painted By Tom Murphy
*"Historic collection" decal still on the back of the headstock.
* 1995-2002 both Eastern and Western Maple used for tops

1995

1996
* "Flametop" R8 introduced in Buttersctch and Vintage Red finishes
* R4 1996 up

1997

* ID micro chip in the neck joint.
* Brass bridge saddles instead of steel bridge saddles.
* "AAAAA" grade soft maple top.
* Brighter transparent orangy cherry sunburst. (1997-199
* Pickguard blueprinted and caused a gap, revealing improper placement of the bridge pickup
So what is the deal now with the spacing between the pickups / pickup routing? The 1993-year says correct pickup routing, but 1997 says blueprint revealed wrong pickup routing leaving a gap. My R7 is from 1993 and the spacing between the pickups is 2.36 inches. On Past 1997 Reissues the spacing is smaller. So which one is now the correct routing?
 

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2014: Pcad gets an R9, so forever more, that is the best year EVER for Historic R9s.

That is all.
 

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Question:

I've seen the list here for the 2009 updates but nothing for 2011. Is it safe to say that 2009 3pu B7 would essentially be the same spec and build as 2011 3pu B7?
 

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Hi guys!

Could someone tell me the specs for a Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1957 VOS Goldtop (R7) from year 2008..?

Also, what are the differences between 2003 Historic Collection R7 model??

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi guys!

Could someone tell me the specs for a Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1957 VOS Goldtop (R7) from year 2008..?

Also, what are the differences between 2003 Historic Collection R7 model??

Thanks in advance!
As I mentioned in the other thread when I pointed you to this one, everything you need should be in the first post of this thread. I've copied and pasted below most of the specs from guitaraddict's OP that should be applicable to 2008.

* Deep neck joint.
* Thin Holly head veneer.
* Silk screened les paul logo.
* Kluson replica tuners.
* Vintage letter styled serial#.
* Brass bridge saddles instead of steel bridge saddles.
* Thin body binding.
* Thin lacquer finish.
* Fine-knurl switch nut.
* Thin neck binding.
* Vintage style mid jumbo size frets.
* Aluminum tailpiece.
* Tortoise side markers
* Vintage style thin jack plate.
* Vintage style thin toggle switch washer.
* Truss rod cover moved away from nut
* Vintage style CTS pots
* Bumblebee Caps
* Wired ABR-1 bridge
* Madagascar rosewood fingerboard.
* Eastern hard maple top
* Burstbucker type 1 & 2.
* Gold knobs instead of previous vintage amber knobs.
* Corrected tuner positions. "V" intead of "l l" way.
* "i"dot on gibson logo moved to the correct position.
* Refined parts positions and neck shape.
* Inlays are swirly plastic with sharp corners
* Custom shop black case.
* VOS finish with aged hardware
* Plek machine used for dressing frets and cutting nut slots
 




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