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59 Reissue Les Paul "correctness" question

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by chubbywolf, May 23, 2011.

  1. chubbywolf

    chubbywolf Member

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    If you look at the headstock on a VOS 59 reissue ( which are said to be the most historically correct 59 reissue so far, at least by Gibson), the truss rod cover is about half an inch or so away from the nut, yet on pics of real 59 bursts, like Pearly Gates, or the one just recently posted with Derek Trucks, the truss rod cover is almost butted right up against the nut.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. 27sauce

    27sauce Supporting Member

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    Look through pics on burstserial.com, most of them have the space between the nut and TRC.
     
  3. Tim Plains

    Tim Plains Supporting Member

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    Small details like this varied on bursts so much it's practically impossible for Gibson to really produce an accurate reissue unless they take only one guitar and clone it. Even then, some burst owners are still going to look at things like tail piece angles and still say it's "wrong." That's why, for 2009, Gibson measured 5 or 7 (think it was 7) bursts and averaged out all these little details.
     

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