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gibson historic '58-how is vos different

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by chadprsman, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. chadprsman

    chadprsman Supporting Member

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    had '58s, '57 etc. as recent as 2004-05? how is vos different? thanks
     
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    The VOS's finish is duller.
     
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    The VOS has aged hardware as well.
     
  5. Bad Habit

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    ...And it costs twice as much
     
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    wrong
     
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    Not completely accurate........but not completely wrong either. Apparently this is the New Improved version of the Most accurate clone ever made. At this point you might as well wait 5 more years and get the new New new New improved model............:crazy
     
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    just got a price quote and it doesn't seem anymore money(if so, just a little). thanks
    chad
     
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    one diff. is that many older R8s (like a couple of '01s I'm very familiar with) have great but subtle flame... now they're plain tops. I usually am not a flame fan but the tops on those R8s are stunning... as time went on the flamier tops went to R9s.
     
  11. Bad Habit

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    Didn't intend to mislead or confuse anyone with the "twice as much" comment, sorry. But, I've been recently looking at the '59 and 60 VOS Standard for myself and the ones I'm finding are in the $5000 range as opposed to the CS1958 Standards that I'm finding around 3g's. I guess the price depends on which VOS model you get. Some are more expensive than others. If anyone is finding a good price on them, please let me know where.
     
  12. rbisherw

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    In 2005 you could purchase a "glossy" R8 for 2200 to 2400 new.

    2006 R8 VOS (non glossy with "aged" hdwe) street around 2500 to 2700
    2006 R8 Glossy (non VOS with glossy finish and shiny hdwe) street around 2900 to 3100
     
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    The 59 and 60 models have always been about twice as much. Historic LPs are almost all VOS this year unless it was a special order.

    :YinYang
     
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    Got mine for $2300.
     
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    Agreed, looked at one today in Guitar Center and it is not that noticable. I kinda dig it but I am not too picky when it comes to aesthetics.
     
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    Why is that? What makes a differnet neck profile and some flames worth so much more? Is there anything else to it?
     
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    Supposedly they get the best wood.
     

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