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2003 Gibson Les Paul Brazilian Limited……


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早在 20 世紀 50 年代,如果你買了一支全新的 Les Paul Standard,你的結他被配備了巴西玫瑰木指板。巴西玫瑰木指板被認為是理想結他製作的重要,所以當時 Gibson 許多的結他型號配備了巴西玫瑰木指板。


有什麼區別?玫瑰木就是玫瑰木,對不對?不完全是。巴西玫瑰木往往有較深的條紋。此外,因為它比其他類型的玫瑰木密度較高,更為堅固,因此能夠提供更為有力的音色。


自 1991 年以來,巴西玫瑰木已被列為瀕危物種,因此使得結他製造商必須謹慎地使用。


但仍然有小量 Gibson 結他擁有巴西玫瑰木的指板。特別是在 2001-2003 年。在 2003 年,Gibson 發布了 Historic Reissue 系列。當中有幾個月,所有結他都配備了巴西玫瑰木指板。Gibson 已證實某些序號範圍的結他配備了巴西玫瑰木指板。使這批結他在市場一直保持著勢。


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If you bought a brand new Les Paul Standard in 1950s, it would have been equipped with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard.  


The original specification of many Gibson guitars back the day called for the Brazilian Rosewood; it was considered ideal for guitar making.  What’s the difference?  Rosewood is Rosewood, right?  Not exactly.  


Brazilian Rosewood is often darker, with chocolate-y streaks in the grain.  Also, because of it is slightly denser and harder than other types of Rosewood, it might provide a little extra sonic “punch” compared with other, softer varieties. 


 Since 1991, Brazilian Rosewood has been listed as an endangered species and has therefore been used sparingly by guitar makers.


However, there have been some small runs here and there of Gibson guitars that do have Brazilian fingerboards, particularly during 2001-2003.  


In 2003, Gibson released the revamped Historic Reissues and for a few months only, all the guitars had Brazilian.  The guitars that Gibson has verified, using a serial number range, as having these Brazilian boards have enjoyed a substantial price bump in the marketplace, so knowing if yours is truly Brazilian, Gibson verified, can prove useful.  Follow the jump to see the complete serial number guide.


The following information is posted on Gibson’s Forum, by the Gibson administrator:



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Brazilian Rosewood Serial Number Guide



2001: 


here was a run of Brazilian R9s in the range 91203-91250 (91201 and 91202 only come up as Les Paul Classics for me). within this range, the following numbers do NOT have Brazilian Rosewood according to my info: 91236, 91230, 91220, 91217, 91215, 91214, 91210, 91209, 91207, 91206.

Also, 911007 comes up as an R9 with brazilian.



2002: 


8 R9s, in the range 92038-92045



2003:


1954 Reissue, ranging from 43001-43150

  • -within this range of numbers, 37 are ’54 Black Beautys
  • -43001-43006 are 1-pickup ’54 Goldtops that went to Dave’s Guitar in WI. i am assuming these got BR


1956 Reissue, ranging from 63001-63148

  • -the only exception here is that number 63126 does not exist as far as i can tell


1957 Reissue, ranging from 73010-73707

  • -numbers below 73010 either have 2002 specs (73001, 73005, 73006, 73007), are prototypes (R7:73004; LP Junior: 73002, 73003) or do not exist
  • -within this range, 231 are 2 or 3 pickup ’57 Black Beautys
  • -26 are LP Juniors
  • -73431-73438 do not exist


1958 Reissue, ranging from 83001-83256

  • -83001-83008 are prototypes (83001-83004, 83007, 83008), and 2 of these are LP Juniors (83005, 83006). 83009 is a quilt top R8 that went to Guitar Center
  • -within this range 29 are LP Juniors
  • -1 is a korina explorer
  • -83046, 83047, and 83087 do not exist


1959 Reissue, ranging from 93001-93674

  • -93001-93006 are prototypes
  • -93008 has 2002 specs
  • -3 are korina Flying Vs


1960 Reissue, ranging from 03001-03163

  • -03001-03010 are prototypes (except for 03007 (not a proto) and 03002 (2002 specs)), and 2 of these are LP Specials
  • -it appears that 03007 DOES have BR
  • -within this range, 21 are LP Specials
  • -48 are non-Historic GC ’60 LPs, none of which have BR


Gary Rossington SG

  • -13001-13075 have Brazilian Rosewood



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