50s/60s Tribute question...

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  1. TheCount0212

    TheCount0212 Member

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    ...when did Gibson stop making 50s Tribs w/ P-90s?

    I just picked up a (barely) used gold-top Tribute w/ p-90s w/ a natural back and a rosewood board that says it was made in 2011. The neck seems a bit beefier than a 60s, but a bit slimmer than a 50s (perfect for me).

    What exactly did I buy? Can't make heads or tails of the Gibson website as far as when they stopped making the 50s Tribs w/ p-90s. I know sometime in 2011 they switched from rosewood to baked maple boards.
     
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  2. gillman royce

    gillman royce Member

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    If you don't get your answer here, check with Walter Carter at George GRuhn - he used to work at Gibson and knows all that stuff.
     
  3. Mike Duncan

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    Maybe two or so months ago?
     
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  5. Scott L

    Scott L Gold Supporting Member

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    The last of the 50s w/ P90s and were shipped in late 2010 and the GT's and Honeybursts had natural backs. It should have a see through / smoked glass looking control cavity cover and the orange drop caps.
     

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