How old are Historic and RI owners?

simon connor

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58. Bought the first (an R9) when I was 51 to commorate the birth of my daughter. Bought the second (an R0) two years ago because I wanted a thinner neck. I intended to sell whichever I liked least, but I still have them both!
 

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1st Gibson was a new '78 Marauder .

2d a '91 Classic Plus in hot pink (they called it purple but we know they lie...)

1st reissue was a '57 GT in '04.

Gone thru over 30 since currently have 9 all '14 and newer.
 

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58. Bought the first (an R9) when I was 51 to commorate the birth of my daughter. Bought the second (an R0) two years ago because I wanted a thinner neck. I intended to sell whichever I liked least, but I still have them both!

I also have an ES335 that I got new in 1987 - my mother bought it for me when I graduated from college. It cost $700 brand new - that seemed like so much money at the time. I read somewhere those ES 335 Dots were Gibson's early attempt at a re-issue of an early 335. The article also said it was, in terms of being a reissue, a terrible job. It's a super nice guitar nevertheless. It has an Ebony fretboard, a thin neck (0.80"/first fret,) and Tim Shaw pickups. It's not a Custom Shop reissue, but (kind of) a reissue regardless. I guess I was 24 when I got that one.
 

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I'm 45.
Have a 2010 R7BB and 2013 R8.
Plus SG, 335, Firebird, 2 signature Strats, ESP Ron Wood, 3 Hamers, a Korina Explorer and a few others
 

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I bought my first Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul when I was 25…just before I got married.

Then, when I turned 29, I ordered a 68RI in Silverburst through the M2M program. I never received my guitar, but I was enraged enough to buy four 68RIs within the following months.

So, I purchased all my Reissues before turning 29. If I could find a 68RI at a fair price, I’d love to buy one right now!!!
 

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I'm 28 and I own a 2018 R7, I was 25 at the time I bought it.
Since then I've acquired a Historic 59 ES-335 and a 57 Historic Jr.
I always assumed I liked boomer guitars, I just bought an ES-295.
 

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I've got my first R7 with 25 and regrettably (from todays point of view) sold it 2 years later. Maybe I was not yet ready for a ressiue since I've had many modern guitars (as far away from a historic as one could be) in the years after that. But I also needed the money at that time so, looking back, I probably could not really afford it at 25 and the financial position I was in back then. I've got my R8 with 36 and it is also the only guitar I currently own and I will probably keep it for a long time.
 

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R0 here, bought her back in 12 I was 31 then
Jesus have i been playing guitar this long?
 

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I'm 42. Got my first one (R9) in 2014. Got my 2nd one (R8) in 2020 and my third (CR8), this year.
 

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35, and own 3 (first in 2019), as well as assorted replica’s, MIJ LP’s, etc.
 

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60 and have purchased a R8,R9 and R0. Because now I am able too.
 

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55 and have 3 R9’s presently. I’ve pretty much stuck with Reissues for the past 20 years or so.
 

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