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Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Chambered-Reissue Guitars

This site is dedicated to the Gibson ©  Chambered-Reissue Les Paul © Guitars with the "CR" serial numbers.

"Gibson made some hollow Les Paul guitars for me and Mary back in the 50's"- Les Paul - 2003

The Chambered-Reissue web site is not affiliated with Gibson Musical Instrument Corporation ©

This site does NOT register the guitar with the manufacturer.

 

 

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Check out the original CR prototype from 2004

First CR

 


Winter NAMM 2012 had a very interesting CR.

Thanks to The Music Zoo for sending us the photos of the Rev. Billy Gibbon's guitar.

CR77010

(click on serial number to view other photos)

photo ©  2012 The Muzic Zoo~ All Rights Reserved


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This is what the inside of your CR guitar looks like before

the top goes on and it is routed for the neck and pickups.

©  2006 Dan Nichols ~ All Rights Reserved

Bachman-Turner at Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN, July 23, 2011


Ed King

Ed King

CR87089


CR52001 in action with Kevin


NEW LISTINGS

Check the DEALS Page!

new Welcome back Harald with new photos of CR76001

Welcome Little Leroy CR81161 81161

Welcome Todd CR81026 81026

Welcome Mats CR82115 82115

Welcome Phil CR82090 CR82090

Welcome David CR81124 81124

Welcome Louie CR81020

Welcome Ed with CR87089 87089

 

For sale on the DEALS page. A very RARE CR94006

 


 

The FIRST Factory installed Bigsby on a production CR

CR00001-Bigsby owned by John


New videos from Mark

Check out the tunes!


 

The DEALS page is back!!!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell a Gibson chambered-reissue that has a "CR" serial number check out the DEALS page. With the climbing costs of listing on auction sites and the fees involved with the auctions and payment sites, the DEALS site is the place to use because it is free. There are over a thousand different individuals per day that check the chambered-reissue.org site and once the word is out, that number will increase. This free service to "CR" owners and makes no money for Chambered-Reissue.org. This site is purely non-profit and a hobby to promote the great Gibson Chambered Reissue guitars.


Check out the original CR prototype from 2004


 

Get a great guitar screensaver

 

 


 

Ed King

At the Gibson Custom Shop's Summer Jam 2007 they were discussing the chambered-reissues . Since 2004, Gibson has not advertised them but now the 58's are listed. Check them out. Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and author of "Sweet Home Alabama") came by to look at Les Pauls and decided that out of all the Les Pauls he has tried over the years, that a chambered sounded closer to his original 59 Les Paul than any solid body Les Paul.

This is one of my greatest moments when I got to meet Ed King.

87125

CR87125

 

Welcome back Ed with CR87089 87089

 


Another great BOTB moment (below) Edwin Wilson, myself, and Yasuhiko Iwanade


I got to meet one of the guys that got me interested in Les Paul Guitars At Summer Jam 2011

Randy Bachman (The Guess Who & BTO)


"Great sounding guitar with lot's of sustain, warm woody tone, not too dark. Wonderful harmonically rich feedback through a hot Marshall."---Steve Domenico


 

Take it from a Pro.... Jimmy Allen from "Puddle of Mudd" says: ""1958 VOS CHAMBERED LES PAUL NICE VINTAGE LOOK .VERY CORRECT LOOKING. THIS ONE IS STOCK,DIDNT NEED TO CHANGE A THING. ITS ALL THERE. THESE VOS GUITARS SOUND AND FEEL INSANE, NOTES JUMP OUT AND BLOSSOM EVEN WHEN ITS UNPLUGGED. SOUND IS MUCH SWEETER THIS TIME I THINK, MAYBE BECAUSE OF THIN SKIN FINISH. THE FEEL,THE TONE, THE LOOK.     NAILED IT THIS TIME!!!! "

Welcome back Jimmy! CR64009 & CR84009 & CR86002


I took this photo at Keil Auditorium in St. Louis on the first KISS tour.

©  2006 Dan Nichols ~ All Rights Reserved


A lot of you have asked about audio clips for a Chambered-Reissue.

Richard, CR94043, and guitarist for Fade2Black has sent in an excellent short clip from the into to Black Magic Woman. Click here for the clip. (It make take a few seconds to load)

For more info, go to CR94043 or to Fade2Black. Clip details:

Amp: Ampeg Reverberocket R212 Valves: Groove Tube 6L6 GE and 12ax7-MStrings: Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9-42Pick: Jim Dunlop – greenCables: Monster Cable – Jazz