The '59 in 2022 and beyond

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What do you guess the future is on these? Will the legacy match the hype? In a couple of years do they retain their popularity, reputation and value? .....or in a couple of years are they just another used Epi?

Thinking back on the T+, they seemed to hang for a while. I'd probably still pay a premium for a mint T+. Same on the 59's?
 

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I think so but I also think not having a rosewood fretboard and the satin finish turn off some customers including myself.
 

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If you look at the 2009 version (Slim neck and rosewood fretboard being the difference) and the resale value.. well I can’t find any because very few are available for sale. I’m sure it would fetch a nice price down the line as I’m sure the 2009 would..if they ever came up for sale.
 

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What do you guess the future is on these? Will the legacy match the hype? In a couple of years do they retain their popularity, reputation and value? .....or in a couple of years are they just another used Epi?

Thinking back on the T+, they seemed to hang for a while. I'd probably still pay a premium for a mint T+. Same on the 59's?

I've seen a few of the '09 version sell for $450 - $600 through the years on my local cl.
 

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I slept through the 09. Was it a “thing” like this one is? That’s why I mention T+. To me it came close to the talk this one has.
 

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I don't know if they will appreciate, but they won't likely be hard to sell. I may have overpaid for my yellow '09 '57 Reissue Junior, but try to find one. And it isn't as close to a Junior as the '59 Epi is to a Gibby '59.
 

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I slept through the 09. Was it a “thing” like this one is? That’s why I mention T+. To me it came close to the talk this one has.
I remember when I saw it at the GC in Hollywood on Sunset when it first came out. They had a few as I seem to recall on display in a good spot. I thought the same as I did with the current one.
“This is an Epiphone?”
Wasn’t remotely in the market for a guitar at that time so I kept stepping. Yeah they do come up nowadays but rarely, if past performance etc etc.
 

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I have an '09 '59. It's a great guitar and a good value. I was "late" to finding one and had to get it from a Canadian Dealer. So Epi USA will not accept it for Warrantee registration. OK, it's still a very nice guitar.

Other than them being hard to find, because mostly owner's aren't giving them up, they don't seem to have dropped too much in value. It's the combination of the specs - it's a '59 only because of the configuration. But I do like that neck.

I'm still tempted to find a current '59, just to be able to have the pair of them.
 

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I think some of the hype was based on the chase due to low availability, but I think they'll hold the value.
 

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I’m not asking if they’ll hold retail. Just remain above the others for a spell.
 

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I’m not asking if they’ll hold retail. Just remain above the others for a spell.
Oh yeah Pop. The force is strong with this one.
In 10 years it will be stuff of legends like the 09 model.. just as Epiphone comes out with the 2032 1959 kit. Hopefully we’re all still here to get a kick out of it!
 

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Just as an interesting tid bit I found this video on YT from 2010 on the OG 1959. It’s in German but the video quality is great and you can see the difference in build vs the current one. The 2009 has the standard Epi veneer on the back. The 2020 has no veneer.
 

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Admittedly biased. I think ours is in a different league.
 

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If you look at the 2009 version (Slim neck and rosewood fretboard being the difference) and the resale value.. well I can’t find any because very few are available for sale. I’m sure it would fetch a nice price down the line as I’m sure the 2009 would..if they ever came up for sale.
Been looking for one of these. I found one right after I bought a newer version. My newer one was used so I didn’t pay full price, but the 2009 version was cheaper, I think $600 USD
 

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1960 Tribute Plus from ‘13 I think. The hot deal in ‘14, my rookie season here. Very similar talk. Gibby 57’s, switchcraft, cts, grovers, hard shell case.
Thank you sir! Gotta new fiddle to add to my “to do” list
 

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1960 Tribute Plus from ‘13 I think. The hot deal in ‘14, my rookie season here. Very similar talk. Gibby 57’s, switchcraft, cts, grovers, hard shell case.
BUT ... it has a tiny skinny tweeny Slim Taper neck, in the thinnest of them. That made me sell the 2012 I had paid 200 CDN for.

2012 Epiphone LP 60s Tribute Plus 01-.jpg
 


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