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Gibson Les Paul ´ 59 Heritage Reissue, BJ. 1985

cchi

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Hi Guys
I'm looking this beauty R9 from 85.

I'm looking aroud toi find some info about this kind of LP .
Seller said to me the official name is :Gibson Les Paul ´59 Heritage Reissue.
Serial number is : 9 0011

What do you think about this version of R9?
What's the price?

http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7319652637&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1
 

DaveTV

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That's an '89 Flametop Reissue.

They are referred too as Pre-Historic or Prehistoric around here.

They usually sell in the $2000 to $3000 range, although some have gone over the 3K mark.

They lack some of the more correct features found on current Historic Reissues, but they are still fine guitars. Some people actually prefer them to the current reissues.
 

MrBuzz

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some are hot, some not...

for a second hand, that price would be too much for me....
saw 3 different 2001 r8 with a nice figuered top for 3500 euro or so. friend of mine sells them, they are brand new, nice tone, burstbucker equipped and ready to go... if youre looking for a great one, i could try o manage one for you... used to sell much higher!!!!

Buzz
 

kink56

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I have had 3 PreHistorics from 89 and 90, and ALL were fantastic!!
 

kink56

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This would be an 89 beware the curcuit board pickups that came in the late 87-89 PreHistorics. HB-1 and HB-1 "The Original" I usually replace them with Shaw's, BBs or 57 Classics.
 

kink56

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If this were a 1985 then the serial number would start with a "5" and already have Shaws' IF this IS a 1985 then it is something else, like a Jimmy Wallace or some special order or something I have not thought of. Get the pot codes. If this is a special order type, then it would be worth more than a run-of-the-mill PreHistoric. Also find out if it has another serial number inside the control cavity edge, but I think they stopped that by 1984 or so, when Kalamazoo closed.
 
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