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    Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Friends,

    I was just visiting Gibson.com where I shockingly was NOT able to see the 60s version of the Original series Les Paul Standard listed as part of the current lineup. Please tell me it aint so! Here's the link to the Original collection:

    https://www.gibson.com/Guitars/Collection/original

    I'd like to know if this is news or if it just reflects my inability to use the interwebs.

    Thanks!

    Roli

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    probably sold out for the year or trying to catch up because production is slow

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverCityVintage View Post
    probably sold out for the year or trying to catch up because production is slow
    Perhaps, but Gibson's website has the ability to list 'not available' versus removing the model entirely. Why remove the model?

    I hope we'll hear more in a few weeks as news comes out of NAMM

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Glad I got mine just a couple of months ago. I freakin love it. It sounds HUGE!

    My guess is it is out of production temporarily. But then again, most NGD posts seem to be for the Original 50s version.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    I noticed this last night and came here to see if anyone else noticed. The Les Paul Classic is also gone. I presume the standard 60s and Les Paul Classic are both big sellers, so I really don't think Gibson would discontinue two popular models, but I suppose with the decisions they've made the past few years it would be right up their alley to discontinue em. In all likelihood I assume they're gonna be revamping em for 2020 and maybe coming out with some new finish options or something. I do love my 2019 LP Classic though.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    It’s ought to be that someone responsible for updating the website made a mistake. The Standard ‘60s and Classic seem to be high selling models. I don’t foresee Gibson dropping them from the lineup. The Classic have been consistently good across the years and the Standard ‘60s have an amazing selection of finishes that appear to have become very popular. Those bourbon burst finishes look amazing and I’ve seen several Unburst finishes in person that were so beautiful they were a bit hypnotic.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Looks like it's back up now. I see it using the link you've posted

    https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USA1R6...l-Standard-60s

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    I also see the Standard 60s back on the website. The Classic hasn't returned yet. I'm conjecture it's just a simple error and the classic should be back in no time. Good catch OP.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimpus View Post
    Looks like it's back up now. I see it using the link you've posted

    https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USA1R6...l-Standard-60s
    Thank goodness!

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Quote Originally Posted by jb_abides View Post
    Perhaps, but Gibson's website has the ability to list 'not available' versus removing the model entirely. Why remove the model?

    I hope we'll hear more in a few weeks as news comes out of NAMM
    to edit and update the listing for website maintenance and a changing model year.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverCityVintage View Post
    to edit and update the listing for website maintenance and a changing model year.
    You needn't delete to update, it's a poor maintenance practice.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    I wouldn’t trust a website like gibson.com to be on top of model runs. Beat to call a dealer.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    Quote Originally Posted by jb_abides View Post
    poor maintenance practice.
    from Gibson? No, never...

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    The Classic has never been in the Original collection. Since the new management revealed the Original and Modern lineups the Classic has been a Modern Collection model.

    Quote Originally Posted by MattxG908 View Post
    I noticed this last night and came here to see if anyone else noticed. The Les Paul Classic is also gone. I presume the standard 60s and Les Paul Classic are both big sellers, so I really don't think Gibson would discontinue two popular models, but I suppose with the decisions they've made the past few years it would be right up their alley to discontinue em. In all likelihood I assume they're gonna be revamping em for 2020 and maybe coming out with some new finish options or something. I do love my 2019 LP Classic though.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USAI9Q...s-Paul-Classic

    the Classic is back on the website.

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    Re: Is Gibson discontinuing the Original series Les Paul Standard ‘60s?

    They must've had "Slim Taper derangement syndrome" for a bit

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