Les Paul Forum
The Fender Forum
The Cafe Wah
LilyPix
Merchandise
Vintage Guitar Registry
LPF Homesite

Go Back   Les Paul Forum > . > Historic District
Register FAQ Mark Forums Read Calendar Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-09-02, 06:56 PM   #1
59FAN
Les Paul Forum Member
 
59FAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 146
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
59FAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-02, 06:58 PM   #2
1958teaburst
Les Paul Forum Member
 
1958teaburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Hot 'lanta
Posts: 868
they have made a few in the few past years . They also made 59s like this . I like them :dude
__________________
"If you put everything I've done in my life into one day , it looks decent " George Castanza
~Duane~
1958teaburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-02, 07:03 PM   #3
59FAN
Les Paul Forum Member
 
59FAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 146
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
59FAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-02, 07:08 PM   #4
1958teaburst
Les Paul Forum Member
 
1958teaburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Hot 'lanta
Posts: 868
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
~Duane~
1958teaburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-02, 09:32 PM   #5
Doug H
Les Paul Forum Member
 
Doug H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,833
Quote:
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.
Doug H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-02, 10:33 PM   #6
blustrat95
Les Paul Forum Member
 
blustrat95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: having a snack
Posts: 543
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
blustrat95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:09 PM.



 



The Les Paul Forum is a privately owned and operated site.
The Les Paul Forum is in no way affiliated with Gibson Musical Instrument Corporation.
All trademarks are the property of GMIC.

All messages on this forum express the views of the author
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of
The Les Paul Forum and/or it's administration.
The Les Paul Forum will not be held responsible for the content
of any messages posted on this forum.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 Les Paul Forum