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webe123

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Comes from the les paul forum


The R means Reissue and the number means the last number in the year. (i.e.: R9= '59 Reissue, R0= '60 Reissue)There's no such thing as a R1, because the Gibson Les Paul didn't come out until 1952. I also think there's no such thing as a '53 Reissue or a '55 Reissue. The reissues are the R2 ('52 Reissue), R4 ('54 Reissue), R6 ('56 Reissue), R7 ('57 Reissue), R8 ('58 Reissue), R9 ('59 Reissue), and R0 ('60 Reissue).
 

sovtekking

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Gear Aquisition Syndrom ....or substitute in your favorite G-word...guitar
 

guitarist58

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Is there just one model for each year? Like all the '57s are goldtops? or is there more than one model per year? Thanks!
 

Jerryr

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I had pretty much come to the conclusion that it had to do with the year. Thanks for the confirmation.
 

benjammin420

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So did they actually change that much from 56, 57, 58, 59??

56 were gold tops with p-90s
57s were gold tops with humbuckers
58s introdued the flametop with humbuckers
59s had slimmer necks and bigger frets than 58
60s has slimmer necks than 59, and i think plain maple tops

i dont know any of this from personal experienc though
 




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