Les Paul experts I need help identifying.

Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by AXEnGEAR4J, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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  2. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    I’ve seen a few Creme ones from that era over the years... Nice:)... love that color
     
  3. Bluzeboy

    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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    No dot over the i either..
     
  4. 27sauce

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    That’s an ‘88 Reissue thing, apparently. I’ve had 2!

    The headstock on the OP’s looks to be the same shape as the Reissue, which was slightly different than the standard.
     
  5. AXEnGEAR4J

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    Call 1-800-4GIBSON. They are (or were) open 24hrs a day...

    When you get somebody on the phone, you can even email them pics. They helped me identify an LP.
     
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    But you'd better hurry!
     
  8. AXEnGEAR4J

    AXEnGEAR4J Member

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    Someone once said it may have likely been a special run for GC or some other big dealer.
     
  9. HelloKittyHawk!

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    The dealer in question was probably Sam Ash.
    I worked there, from '87-'91, and we definitely had at least one of those exact models (possibly a few), and I remember them as
    being part of a special run.

    They also did some in Candy Apple Red, with cream plastics and gold hardware (backplates were either brown or black).
     
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  10. BlackbirdVintageMusic

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    I've bought and sold at least five of these, and never in a state that had a Sam Ash. They are less common but not worth all this fuss. 80's-90's natural finish and some sunburst Standards had gold hardware as well. There are also 80's white V's, Explorers, 335's, etc etc etc etc.
     
  11. FlyingVBlues

    FlyingVBlues Gold Supporting Member

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    You can also email them with the serial number of the guitar at Customer.Relations@gibson.com. They have been very helpful in identifying several vintage guitars, and in the past they have responded very quickly.
     
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  12. AXEnGEAR4J

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    If I remember correctly it was a special run for Sam Ash that was mentioned from a Les Paul collector years ago.
    I'll have to inquire.
     
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    Why do you say that ? Have you heard something ?
     
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    Cintioli had 'em also IIRC.
     
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    While "googling" on this previously, I discovered they did a special white 57RI. They also did a "Studio Standard" (aka nicknamed a Standard "Dot"). This is all happening mid to late 80's.
     
  17. AXEnGEAR4J

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    Just one of those Paul's that are the "off standard" production with some uniqueness and always wanted to pinpoint what "Run" because they were very limited in comparison.
     
  18. jwguitar

    jwguitar Supporting Member

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    That is a sweet looking guitar! I love the cream color with the gold pickup combination.
     
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  19. AXEnGEAR4J

    AXEnGEAR4J Member

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    I'm not much of a gold fan however on this particular guitar it does look wonderful.
    I would like to figure out who these were run for and how many for curiosity sake since they weren't offered otherwise.
    I tried getting ahold of Gibson but was on hold for too long, I'll have to try back.
     
  20. jwguitar

    jwguitar Supporting Member

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    I am kind of curious myself. If you find the answer feel free to post what they say here.
     

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