#3
Well, this might be the first Gibson reissue les paul I think I've seen that actually looks like a 1959.
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#4
Who would pay those prices???

Offtopic: What does V.O.S mean anyway, is it a kind of laquer?
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#5
Quote by fanjeera
Who would pay those prices???


Collectors. If the Jimmy Page Custom Authentic is anything to go by, they will be worth much more in a few years.
#6
I thought he had a deal with Fender-owned Gretsch?
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#7
Quote by fanjeera
Who would pay those prices???

Offtopic: What does V.O.S mean anyway, is it a kind of laquer?

Vintage Original Spec

Or something like that. Basically it means they made the reissue guitar to fit the specs of the original.
#8
Quote by fanjeera
Who would pay those prices???

Offtopic: What does V.O.S mean anyway, is it a kind of laquer?

Vintage Original Spec i think.

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#9
Quote by necrosis1193
I thought he had a deal with Fender-owned Gretsch?


It's not an exclusive contract, he can still put out products with other companies.
#10
Quote by Pac_man0123
Vintage Original Spec

Or something like that. Basically it means they made the reissue guitar to fit the specs of the original.


It basically means they don't use a gloss finish, they use a duller, less shiny finish. ( The actual name of the finish escapes me at the moment)
#11
My epi looks like this . It's no Gibson, but if it can look like a '59 I'm happy xD


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#12
looks just like any other Gibson LP, but with different pups and a signature. Big deal.
#15
Quote by Tedward
looks just like any other Gibson LP, but with different pups and a signature. Big deal.


Premium wood. I'm not saying it's worth the money but it's better than that.
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#17
Nitro allows the wood to breathe more correct? Meaning the guitar won't be muffled by the layers of lacquer on top like many guitars?

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#18
Quote by Pac_man0123
Nitro?


They are both Nitro, but the VOS finish is a varient of it.
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#19
Kinda OT, but Matt Heafy of Trivum posted on Twitter today, that he got his sig 7 string Explorer.
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#20
I love how all these sig models are just regular ol' LP's.
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#21
Quote by fantasyh
Kinda OT, but Matt Heafy of Trivum posted on Twitter today, that he got his sig 7 string Explorer.

oh really now?
That actually sounds pretty cool.
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#22
Hmmm when you think about it, it's actually a signature signature guitar. Billy Gibbons signature Les Paul signature.
#23
Quote by oneblackened
oh really now?
That actually sounds pretty cool.


Twitter apparently breaks all the Gibson news now, Slash recently posted saying he has a new signature based on his recording model coming.
#24
It's pretty pointless. It's exactly the same as the normal CS 1959 VOS Reissue, except it's got a unique neck profile (who knows if you'll like it?) and they slapped some SD Pearly Gates pickups in there (which makes a mockery out of the whole "we spent months engineering the exact tone" when all that means is "we used what Seymour Duncan have already been making for years").

I like ZZ Top but this is a complete joke.
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#25
Unless Gibson finally fixed the tailpieces on the 2009 1959 historics, it's closer to a real 1959 spec wise.
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#26
Quote by MrFlibble
It's pretty pointless. It's exactly the same as the normal CS 1959 VOS Reissue, except it's got a unique neck profile (who knows if you'll like it?) and they slapped some SD Pearly Gates pickups in there (which makes a mockery out of the whole "we spent months engineering the exact tone" when all that means is "we used what Seymour Duncan have already been making for years").

I like ZZ Top but this is a complete joke.


Better quality of wood and a nicer top are different from a R9, but on the whole I agree with you. At the very least they could have got the proper inlays.

EDIT: I believe the did fix the tailpieces on some of the 50th anniversary models.
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#27
Quote by dcdossett65
I love how all these sig models are just regular ol' LP's.

its a signature signature model if you think about it...
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#28
Quote by Knowledge
Better quality of wood and a nicer top are different from a R9, but on the whole I agree with you. At the very least they could have got the proper inlays.

EDIT: I believe the did fix the tailpieces on some of the 50th anniversary models.
I know some of the Bloomfield model has the fixed tailpiece. It's amazing that it's taken them 20 some odd years to fix that on their reissues, especially when it's been such a well documented discrepancy for so long.
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#29
I've been watching Gibson since I started playing, and I've finally come to the conclusion that they're like the guitar version of George Lucas, they keep putting out the same thing over and over with slight variations to keep cashing in. Even though they do make some nice guitars, even if they're slightly overrated.
#30
Quote by al112987
I know some of the Bloomfield model has the fixed tailpiece. It's amazing that it's taken them 20 some odd years to fix that on their reissues, especially when it's been such a well documented discrepancy for so long.


Anyone who is looking to buy a reissue is not going to refuse to buy one because of the tailpeice, so as long as those people keep buying them they will never change it.
#31
I doubt the tailpiece being (what like 1/4" maybe) off really affects the sound that much, but there are a lot of folks who complain about it to no end (probably more because it's an inaccuracy on the reissue than anything else). But after looking at a few guitars it does look like they've fixed it on all 2009 vos models.