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    Les Paul Forum Member deytookerjaabs's Avatar
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    CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    It was requested we have a thread on these suckers. Unlike the more pedestrian historic models these feature the letters C M & E (Chicago Music Exchange) at the beginning of the serial number. So don't be jealous, haters. All joking aside, like G0/R0's etc they are a dealer specific line of reissue guitars but I don't know the specifics of model changes/options year to year so feel free to chime in with details.


    I'll start the party with my own that hath been dubbed " 'lil flame " which I posted a while back post nashville/chicago/nashville road trip and boy was it worth the drive:





    2019 CME 90027


    27, of course, for those who don't know Blackhawk legend Jeremy Roenick donned this number. An absolute beast of a dying breed of power forwards whose willingness to battle, crash through the paint, bang heads, drop the gloves and throw the highlight reel open ice hits was only out shined by his stick handling prowess as he broke ankles his way putting the puck in the net.


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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Literally one of the best guitars I’ve ever played. My recently purchased CME90055

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    Les Paul Forum Member deytookerjaabs's Avatar
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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by wsaraceni View Post
    Literally one of the best guitars I’ve ever played. My recently purchased CME90055






    Very nice!!

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    thanks. yours is pretty awesome too. I literally went in with no plans to get a guitar and left knowing I'd have to order it somehow. took a few weeks. glad it didn't go in that time. loving it

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Here are mine. Not technically R9s, but basically R9 specs with less flame. I need to get some pics of them in the sun, this one doesn't really do them justice.


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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    CME 90055 was on my short list, but CME 90010 aka “Tombstone” called to me in the end


    Indirect Sunlight

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Congrats on that mighty fine quilt top !

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by marshall2553 View Post
    Here are mine. Not technically R9s, but basically R9 specs with less flame. I need to get some pics of them in the sun, this one doesn't really do them justice.



    what color are those? especially the one on the left.

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobus2 View Post
    CME 90055 was on my short list, but CME 90010 aka “Tombstone” called to me in the end


    Indirect Sunlight
    did you play 90055 in person?

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Why not do one for the Guitar Center special run GO's?

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    Why not do one for the Guitar Center special run GO's?
    if I had one I'd do it.

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    [QUOTE=marshall2553;2842791]Here are mine. Not technically R9s, but basically R9 specs with less flame. I need to get some pics of them in the sun, this one doesn't really do them justice.

    So, what, besides serial number format, makes them "technically not" R9?

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    [QUOTE=DvnLesPaul;2842935]
    Quote Originally Posted by marshall2553 View Post
    Here are mine. Not technically R9s, but basically R9 specs with less flame. I need to get some pics of them in the sun, this one doesn't really do them justice.

    So, what, besides serial number format, makes them "technically not" R9?
    they have a less desirable top (to some) and R8 pricing

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by wsaraceni View Post
    did you play 90055 in person?
    No, I haven’t made it to Chicago yet unfortunately. My decisions have been based solely on screen staring and conversations with David A. when I finally narrow to down to a couple choices.

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by DvnLesPaul View Post
    So, what, besides serial number format, makes them "technically not" R9?
    Some may be. My two were from a run in 2017 and were listed as "Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS" with "CME 7XXXXX" serial numbers, but all the specs including the neck carve were the same as an R9 of the same year. I think the pickups were Custom Buckers wound to CME's specs. I have a few other historics and these are probably my favorites.

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    My '17 CME Goldtop/Darkback Standard (equivalent of an R0, not an R7):





    '19 60th Anniversary R9 VOS / '17 CME Standard Historic / '17 MZ M2M Roasted Custom / '16 Custom Pro
    '15 True Historic 1960 / '14 R0 / '14 Custom / '14 Custom / '13 R0 VOS / '12 Standard / '11 Custom Pro
    '11 Custom Pro / '11 R0 VOS / '11 Classic Custom / '11 Custom / '10 Traditional Pro
    '10 WW 50th Anniversary R0 VOS / '10 R0 VOS / '08 G0 VOS / '07 Standard LE / '07 Classic Custom
    '07 Classic Antique / '07 CCM R0 VOS / '06 G0 VOS / '97 Elegant / '90 Custom Limited Colors

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by wsaraceni View Post
    what color are those? especially the one on the left.
    The one on the left is Southern Fade and the one on the right is Sonoran Fade iirc.

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    Re: CME Historic Owners Club, post'em if ya got'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Dump View Post
    My '17 CME Goldtop/Darkback Standard (equivalent of an R0, not an R7):







    Wow. Great photos. Great guitar.

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