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The following is not an attempt to rehash any of them, but rather to provide an overview of some of these “pre-’59 reissue” guitars with some narrative and details of their construction and features based on the author’s experience in collecting and playing these guitars.
It’s ironic that, at a time in which Gibson was going through great strife with declining sales and profit margins, rivalries between the new Nashville plant and the Kalamazoo plant, and the downsizing and eventual closure of the Kalamazoo plant by 1984, the company was able to experiment and respond to requests for guitars that more closely emulated the beloved Les Paul Standard of 1959 – even though some of these attempts were way off the mark!
For more details on Gibson Serialization prior to 1975 and historical product specs, use your Gruhn’s Guide or view the following PDF files: Since 1989, all Gibson acoustics are built in Bozeman, MT and all Gibson electrics are built in Nashville or Memphis.
All R2 - R0 Les Paul reissue discussions belong in this area.The guitar was intended be a sunburst Les Paul that more closely approximated ’59 Standard specs.The result, the KM model, is a nice guitar but does not come close to a ’59 reissue. The guitar has an unusually wide headstock and a volute and three-piece mahogany neck.Chris Lovell, owner of Strings and Things in Memphis, placed a custom order for some Les Pauls in the mid ’70s that more closely approximated the original Les Paul Standard specs, including a narrower headstock, narrow binding in the cutaway, deeper carve top, etc.Approximately 28 guitars were made for Chris’ store between 19.
Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers.