Not really. VOS is the treatment (or lack thereof) that Gibson started using a few years ago to give Historics more of a vintage appearance. Basically it includes clouded hardware and less polishing of the wood surfaces. Some Historics still come both ways. BTW....it stands for 'Vintage Original Specs."Is "VOS" the new "Historic"???
Yes, that's a Historic R8 (1958 RI, Custom Shop).http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Ele...ibson-Custom/1958-Les-Paul-Plain-Top-VOS.aspx
So this guitar. I don't see the words "Historic" or "Reissue" in the description, but they are used in the reviews. Are these guitars of lesser quality than a Historic or a Reissue? Not trying to nitpick here, but the confusing terminology is killing me! lol
I don't think so. Here is a 1959 les paul Reissue. All the others are called VOS.Does Gibson still use the word "Historic?"
When in doubt, pull the back control plate. A few slipped thru without the R stamp, but MOST Historic R2, R4, R6, R7, R8, R9 guitars are ink stamped inside the control cavity. Example, a 58 RI Historic will be stamped R8.