NGD - 1959 Les Paul Reissue

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Welcomed a new guitar this week - A 59 LP Reissue in lemonburst. This thing fits like a glove and sounds so fantastic.

Quick question - Do these reissues typically have 1-2 minor QC issues from the Gibson factory these days? Very small issue on the headstock where the transition from the top to the sides isn’t as consistently defined as elsewhere on the headstock. I assume no guitar will be perfect but wanted to check whether there’s always ‘something’.

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I don’t think this guitar has ever been on a hanger. Wouldn’t that also impact the other side?

I can’t decide whether to add the pickguard. I like the look without and feel guilty drilling holes.
 

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I like just like that...she's a beauty!
 

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guitar hanger rash or could be rash from a headstock clip on tuner...who cares??? does it sound good???? I always have a rule, no pickguard no pu covers....congrats play the hell out of it =stop worrying about the tick tack stuff..
 

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I don’t think this guitar has ever been on a hanger. Wouldn’t that also impact the other side?

I can’t decide whether to add the pickguard. I like the look without and feel guilty drilling holes.
They use hangers throughout the Gibson Custom Shop.... doesn’t matter though..... the finish is thin on the edges anyways. It’s very common.

Not worth worrying about..... it’s all about the tone and playability.... that’s really where the money is.
 

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There's ways to put the pic guard on without drilling holes.



Isn't there fellas?
 

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There's ways to put the pic guard on without drilling holes.



Isn't there fellas?
Those weird ones that clip into the pickup rings, but that's sacrilege to put those on a reissue.

My rule is to play it how it left the factory. If it came with a pickguard, leave it on. If it came without two extra holes (that's what she said), leave it
 

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My 2004 LP has a gorgeous top and never had any holes drilled for the pickguard, it's still sealed in a bag in the case. Won't ever be going on as long as I own it but each to their own

As a sidenote I realised a few days ago that out of all of the 1968-1960 bursts in 'The Beauty of the Burst' book they all have the pickguards on bar only one or two. Found that interesting and a little intriguing; I guess they were aiming for a feeling of consistency for the reader but personally I'd have preferred to see them with less clothes on
 

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My 2004 LP has a gorgeous top and never had any holes drilled for the pickguard, it's still sealed in a bag in the case. Won't ever be going on as long as I own it but each to their own

As a sidenote I realised a few days ago that out of all of the 1968-1960 bursts in 'The Beauty of the Burst' book they all have the pickguards on bar only one or two. Found that interesting and a little intriguing; I guess they were aiming for a feeling of consistency for the reader but personally I'd have preferred to see them with less clothes on
While hurriedly typing your vested opinion on pickguards or lack thereof you miss typed the years of the Sunbursts….
 

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While hurriedly typing your vested opinion on pickguards or lack thereof you miss typed the years of the Sunbursts….
My reply wasn't hurried at all and yep, a simple typo as you pointed out. Very obviously 1958-1960's but thanks for pointing that out
 

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Very nice! Enjoy!
Also, there is another issue - it's not in my hands!
 

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Welcomed a new guitar this week - A 59 LP Reissue in lemonburst. This thing fits like a glove and sounds so fantastic.

Quick question - Do these reissues typically have 1-2 minor QC issues from the Gibson factory these days? Very small issue on the headstock where the transition from the top to the sides isn’t as consistently defined as elsewhere on the headstock. I assume no guitar will be perfect but wanted to check whether there’s always ‘something’.

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Damn nice, cosmetic issues or not! A little touch up by a competent tech and you will never know what happened unless you pull out your microscope!
 

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My 2004 LP has a gorgeous top and never had any holes drilled for the pickguard, it's still sealed in a bag in the case. Won't ever be going on as long as I own it but each to their own

As a sidenote I realised a few days ago that out of all of the 1968-1960 bursts in 'The Beauty of the Burst' book they all have the pickguards on bar only one or two. Found that interesting and a little intriguing; I guess they were aiming for a feeling of consistency for the reader but personally I'd have preferred to see them with less clothes on
Same with my 2002, no pickguard from the factory and no holes. What kind of demon would want to put a pickguard on this thing?

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