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    Les Paul Forum Member 59FAN's Avatar
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    58 historic reissue blacktop

    hi gang,
    does anyone here have a 58 historic reissue blacktop? i saw one at a reecent guitar show and was wondering how it played. did gibson ever make these blacktops before or is this a custom guitar?

    any help would be appreciated...jimmy

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    Les Paul Forum Member 1958teaburst's Avatar
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    they have made a few in the few past years . They also made 59s like this . I like them :dude
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    Les Paul Forum Member 59FAN's Avatar
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    wow!! there's 59s like that? cool. is there any precedent to painting just the tops black? were there any original 58s or 59s like that?

    thanks...jimmy

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    Les Paul Forum Member 1958teaburst's Avatar
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    There were too different black tops , trans-black like the jps or just black like the one in botb . I think that the trans black ones had a natural back(like gold top) .
    "If you put everything I've done in my life into one day , it looks decent " George Castanza
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    Doug H
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    Originally posted by 59FAN
    wow!! there's 59s like that? cool. is there any precedent to painting just the tops black? were there any original 58s or 59s like that?

    thanks...jimmy
    Yeah, in the book Beauty of the Burst (abbrev.= BOTB) there's a "blacktop." Actually, it's completely black- neck, back, and all. It has black knobs replacing the gold, but still has creme pup rings, guard, & switchplate. I think it's a pretty sweet look, but then again I like most LPs I've seen.

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    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...oric+black+top

    Above is a link to a thread on the R8 Historic ebony top. Those were made for Sam Ash and they were a limited run of 60. They have 57 Classics.
    Below is a link to a thread on the 1960 Black Burst. COOL.

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...ht=black+burst

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