Identify a gibson

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Which model is this gibson?
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It's a R9, from the serial number. Quite expensive.
Also known as Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue, 1959 Historic etc... R9 is the easy name we all call it.
Have you stolen it? :)
 

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1999 LP Classic?
Not with an ABR-1!

Besides, old-format ink-stamped SNs are only used on the Historics; Gibson USA guitars have impressed 9-digit serials. A '99 Classic would have the form 9xxx9xxxx
 
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Its a classic or r9??? The guy which is selling the guitar doesn't know the model, and im really interested to buy. He said that is a 1993 model.
 

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I think the first 9 in the serial is actually a blobby 3, the other two 9's are different....

IMO it's a 1993 Classic.
 

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Not with an ABR-1!

Besides, old-format ink-stamped SNs are only used on the Historics; Gibson USA guitars have impressed 9-digit serials. A '99 Classic would have the form 9xxx9xxxx

ABR-1 and inked serial numbers are also found on Classics. Early classics even say "model" on the headstock and are often taken for a RI, best way to tell for sure would be to pull the neck pickup and check the tenon. Long - historic, Short - Classic.
 

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So why is the first 9 straight backed, and the other two are rounded?

.........because it's a 3.

That also tallies with the seller saying 1993, and the general features of a 1993 les paul classic. It's even in the right case....
 

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Well, it's not a 2015. I hope that helps a bit.
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Classic, no holly on the headstock would be my guess, pull the neck pickup and look?
 

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Here's your key fact:

The guy which is selling the guitar doesn't know the model...

So, tell him it's a refinished '93 studio and offer him a good price 'cause it's in good shape and you like the color.

There you go! You got yourself a nice deal.
 

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ABR-1 and inked serial numbers are also found on Classics. Early classics even say "model" on the headstock and are often taken for a RI, best way to tell for sure would be to pull the neck pickup and check the tenon. Long - historic, Short - Classic.

This EXACTLY...
Although I'd say '93 Classic Plus due to the top...
 

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If it were a '93 classic, would it not have the snot green inlays?
 

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Early classics didn't have green inlays, they look like this.

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I guess the change to green and the "CLASSIC" logo were to make it harder to pass a classic off as a historic by just fitting some pickup covers.
 

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Not with an ABR-1!

Besides, old-format ink-stamped SNs are only used on the Historics; Gibson USA guitars have impressed 9-digit serials. A '99 Classic would have the form 9xxx9xxxx

Everything within the quote above are plain WRONG!
 

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