Yes, we've heard the term "good wood era" used many times. I think what you're hearing from us is that there is "good wood" from every era of Historics, not just the 90's.now wait a cotton pickin minute here .... hold your horses !
I did not coin the term " good wood era " ...... I have heard that term used for a long time to describe custom shop les pauls around the 1995-1999
in fact I just typed in the words " good wood era " on reverb and guess what popped up ?
yep ..... late 90s pre historics
so my question is valid ...... aint it ?
Yes, that term was slung a lot around these here parts!this is extremely funny
I googled " good wood era" and found a ton of posts about it
the funniest is this one off another music web site
" The so-called Good Wood era is a specific period referred to with respect to Les Paul Historics made between 1996 and the early 2000s.
The term started appearing in the Les Paul Forum, to identify R9s that had a particularly spectacular flame top.
So to clarify, it is quite specific, it does not apply to all guitars or all wood types, it is not related to tone or weight, and yes, it makes no sense. " - Surf freak
I agree JPP-1, and another thing I like is the neck shape's better on the newer ones, their not as clubby with less shoulder.Certain sellers of older less accurate Historics coined the term “good wood years” in an effort to try and maximize their value. It’s a contrived, BS term that is completely meaningless
While I agree with MikeSlub that every guitar is unique and should be judged on its own, I would also say that I have found the post 2012 Historics as a group have been consistently better than the late 90s early 2000 Historics I’ve played and owned.