Trying to ID the exact model and year

jgallo22

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Received this guitar from a family member that passed away, so I don't know much about it. I believe, from what I've researched that it's a 1958 R8 re-issue, possibly from 2007 or so. Was hoping someone here could help out. Thank you in advance.
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You can try emailing the serial number to Gibson customer service. Serial numbers are one of the few things they'll actually respond about, although you may have to email them 3 or 4 times before you get someone who doesn't immediately delete the email.

Barring that, remove the pickups and snap some pictures of the pickup cavities; those will generally be more telling than an external inspection.
 

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Received this guitar from a family member that passed away, so I don't know much about it. I believe, from what I've researched that it's a 1958 R8 re-issue, possibly from 2007 or so. Was hoping someone here could help out. Thank you in advance. View attachment 535506 View attachment 535507 View attachment 535508 View attachment 535509
Looks like a 2011 R8 1958 Historic to me. Does the guitar still have its certificate of authenticity booklet with it, possibly in the case compartment? This booklet would have a black cover with “Gibson Custom” embossed on the front of it.
 

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You can try emailing the serial number to Gibson customer service. Serial numbers are one of the few things they'll actually respond about, although you may have to email them 3 or 4 times before you get someone who doesn't immediately delete the email.

Barring that, remove the pickups and snap some pictures of the pickup cavities; those will generally be more telling than an external inspection.
Thank you!!
 


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