Thoughts on the cheaper Les Paul 1960 pg. 129 reissue?

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I've been preparing myself to fork over too much money on a reissue. Likely a 1960s because I'm fearful of an uncomfortably fat neck.

The "True Historic" price seemed hard to justify when the "Standard historic" at $6.5k was comparatively a huge savings, giving up a few things that I'm not sure matter to me (accurate plastics and longer neck joint?).

Until I noticed this even cheaper one that seems to be a Guitar Center exclusive? http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Custom/1960-Les-Paul-Figured-Top-Reissue-Electric-Guitar-PG-129.gc

Seems like a great deal for a brand new reissue... is there a catch here? How would this one difffer from the standard historic? Also is this super limited? If I blink will these run out of stock?

Thanks in advance for any advise!
 

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How about a s/h R0.

If that one is more modern specs and with a short tenon then maybe a 2013 type era one with all the right elements might be an alternative.
And the TH still didn't have the right plastics - it was the most glaring omission TBH.
 

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Nice R0 , imo it's a 2014(from the serial #) , so it wont have any of the 2015+ upgrades , which imo wont make any difference you'll notice . The GC R0 runs are 1st rate R0's with everything anyother R0 has/gets . Less the More flammy top . That's something of personal choice if you like it or not . Same Exact guitar as any other 2014 R0 .
If you buy from any Dealer and PAY MAP ,,, You really should look at other dealers . Paying MAP is not a must do , unless ,it's a guitar YOU MUST HAVE because of the top or customizations . I paid less then the MAP for 2017 R0 for my 2015 TH60 . Shopping around can pay off .... Dealing with a Shop and being known to them as a repeat customer will be to your advantage ....
I smell a NGD soon :cheers:
 

zaqintosh

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Nice R0 , imo it's a 2014(from the serial #) , so it wont have any of the 2015+ upgrades , which imo wont make any difference you'll notice . The GC R0 runs are 1st rate R0's with everything anyother R0 has/gets . Less the More flammy top . That's something of personal choice if you like it or not . Same Exact guitar as any other 2014 R0 .
If you buy from any Dealer and PAY MAP ,,, You really should look at other dealers . Paying MAP is not a must do , unless ,it's a guitar YOU MUST HAVE because of the top or customizations . I paid less then the MAP for 2017 R0 for my 2015 TH60 . Shopping around can pay off .... Dealing with a Shop and being known to them as a repeat customer will be to your advantage ....
I smell a NGD soon :cheers:
Thanks for the info, very helpful. How much of a discount did you get on your r0 and true historic r0 ? I can at least have some data point I can use to bargain. Are you in the USA ?
 

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I have always liked the G0s as they are known. The more recent flamey bourbon bursts with reflector knobs are the best yet.
 

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I had one from this specific run (buddy has it now) and it was a great guitar with all the normal '15 Historic appointments aside from a G0 serial. My local GC also still has theirs which is also a decent guitar but in need of a setup. There's even a nice looking one for sale on TGP at the moment.
 

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When did GC start doing Sweetwater's thing, posting pics and weights of particular serial numbers?
 

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Buy used. I saw an r7 sell on CL this weekend for $2000.

I saw a 59 go on TGP for around $3500.
Could not agree more - if you're patient, the right deal will present itself. Wow, that sounded very Zen. I guess I just have good Guitarma :doh:
 

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What's TGP? Sorry complete newb here :)
Aah I think this is "the guitar emporium". Call me old fashioned, but I would buy a guitar from a random person online. I prefer dealing with a retailer who can help me exchange or manage probs, help with warranty claims, etc. also need to try a guitar and don't trust that I'm good at recognizing a copy
 

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Contact a sponsor here if you're interested. No need to pay more if you don't have to imo.
 

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The guy wants a NEW R0 .. everything else , (with all respect for you guys) for 60's neck lovers is a waste of time (you may like Big fat necks ) .... He has some specs that he feels are a must for buying so , He will do what he feels ,works for him best . After all , it is his $$$ ... We all do that ...
Maybe if any of you 'al see a R0 (new) on the Left coast .. post it or PM him ...

OP, just read your last post .. If you posted pics of a guitar you were interested in , many here would /could be a big help to you .. There are some true "experts" among us.
I'm not 1 ,but I can spot a "good" LP on most days:laugh2: .
Many have been helped this way ... Next :fingersx:
 

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Hi folks! thanks for all of the help, I ended up finding a GC shop 40 miles from my house that had both the cheaper 60s R0 and new R9 "Standard historic" VOS in stock. I tried both and the R9 just felt higher quality to me. The washed finish was better, the guitar was lighter, the paint job was a bit better, and it felt at least 1 pound lighter than the 60s one. I ended up spending the extra money on the R9 (got a bit of a discount) :)

I was surprised how playable the 59 neck was, but I'm still getting used to it .. I can't tell if I'm actually less proficient on a 59 neck, or If it was a mental thing. But I've committed to getting used to it. Anyhow else here about 5"9 tall with average sized hands? How's the 59 neck profile work for you ? I don't shred, but I do play fast.
 


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