How old are Historic and RI owners?

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I no longer have it, but I bought my R7 Goldtop when I was in my mid-20’s. I had just finished a big side project for someone (catalog design). I told my wife I wanted to use half the money to buy a real Les Paul because I had always wanted one. I was shocked that she was cool with it. But the funny thing is I didn’t set out to buy a reissue specifically. I didn’t even know what a reissue was back then. I just drove up to GC and picked out the one that looked the best to me within my price range.
 

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I like to buy new stuff and I bought my R9 in 2014 $9400)
(and btw I was 16 when I bought my first guitar in 1977, Ebony LP Custom $900)

Also, I reckoned the price of the R9 was in line with inflation but a much better guitar so really worth it
 

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I'm almost 66. I bought a 2020 R9 this year. I've had a LP Traditional for a few years, but I have had a '66 ES-335 since 1980. I've always loved Les Pauls though. I had Japanese "lawsuit" Les Pauls back in high school.
 

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Waking up each morning is a win for you lol
My friend's father is in his mid 80s and is still doing the outrigger canoe, hiking, gardening (picking bananas none the less) and taking advantage of everything Hawaii has to offer.
 

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I like to buy new stuff and I bought my R9 in 2014 $9400)
(and btw I was 16 when I bought my first guitar in 1977, Ebony LP Custom $900)

Also, I reckoned the price of the R9 was in line with inflation but a much better guitar so really worth it
Gibson is giving OP a guitar cloth for the market research...
 

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- Knopfler 58 Les Paul
- Haynes 58 Les Paul
- 61 RI SG
- 60 RI Les Paul Special
- 59 RI 335

my first one was the Haynes when I was 19.
 
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My friend's father is in his mid 80s and is still doing the outrigger canoe, hiking, gardening (picking bananas none the less) and taking advantage of everything Hawaii has to offer.
Awesome
 

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As I mentioned before I’m 58 and have been obsessed with guitar since I was about 12 I’d say
I always wanted a Gibson no matter what so after owning a few LP copies I ended up buying of all things an E2 Explorer that I ordered from the USA as I was into metal at the time
I also bought an L6S and a ‘The Paul’ but I was always yearning for the real deal
So I sold all of them and bought a black ‘72 LP Custom which I gigged with for around 5 years
It was a beautiful guitar (it’s in my avatar) but stupidly sold it to pay for my wedding
I didn’t play for 10 years for various reasons and then when I started playing again I used strats, teles and Tokai LP’s
It wasn’t until last year that I decided to buy a few guitars that I always wanted so I went crazy and bought a few brand new ones:
2019 60th anniversary R9 Royal Teaburst
2020 White Custom
2020 Sheryl Crow Country Western
2020 Classic Translucent Cherry
Very happy with them
 
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What a clever way to bring out info on people!

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I like to buy new stuff and I bought my R9 in 2014 $9400)
(and btw I was 16 when I bought my first guitar in 1977, Ebony LP Custom $900)

Also, I reckoned the price of the R9 was in line with inflation but a much better guitar so really worth it
It’s interesting isn’t it !
 

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56. Bad back.

I've only ever bought Les Paul's in the low 8's.

I have a 2019 R0 currently that's 7.6 lbs so I enjoy that.

It won't be the last one though :)
 

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I'm 45.
Bought my first historic when I was 25 (2001 R9).
After about 40 historics/replicas that have come and gone in the meantime, I'm now strictly into clean vintage pieces and have been for the last few years. Nothing against custom shop guitars. They're actually pretty great. I've gone the vintage route simply due to investment reasons.
I currently have:
1953 Goldtop
1960 Junior
1965 Strat
1937 Martin 00-17
 
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