I have just heard that I am due a bonus from work and I am seriously considering buying one of these guitars. I have always wondered what the difference is, if any between a 59 reissue or R9, a VOS 59 and a true historic 59. The same goes for the custom shop and collectors choice guitars. I always fancied a nice 80s Les Paul as I was born in the 80s, failing that I think one of these guitars would be as close to an old Les Paul as I am ever likely to get. Can anyone explain the difference?