Dating custom shop les pauls
The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted Mc Carty, factory manager John Huis and their team, along with guitarist/inventor Les Paul.
The Les Paul was originally offered with a gold finish and two P-90 pickups.
A forum member had asked in another thread if there was a definitive list of the year-to-year changes to the Historic line. Coincidentally or not, Gibson reduced the list price on both R8s and R9s in Jan 2003, which is pretty funny considering they also added the BRW boards then and those guitars now trade for stupid money!
I'm sure the information is scattered about amongst numerous threads here on the forum, but finding it can be a chore. *"Historic collection" decal on the back of the headstock. Anyway, the BRW boards were on guitars through the end of *May* of that year.
As a matter of interest, Gibson stopped using aniline dyes on Les Paul tops in late 1960, which is why those guitars often look much more red, and are far less faded.Buy Gibson Custom Shop guitars online, with fast, free shipping and secure checkout.The Music Zoo is proud to be an online dealer of Gibson guitars, amplifiers, and accessories, and our staff is ready to help you find just what you're looking for. The Les Paul has been continually produced in countless versions and editions since.Along with Fender's Telecaster and Stratocaster, it was one of the first mass-produced electric solid-body guitars.