Odd early 70's custom
Hi, is there anyone who can help me with info on this one. As you can see it's a rather odd custom. It has a white top with mahogany back and sides, and there's no binding on the back as the edges are very rounded, so there's no place for the binding. It has no Made in USA and the figures in the serial number are larger than on my other LP's and rather sloppy placed. All the electronics and most of the hardware is replaced so dating the guitar isn't so easy. But it has a volute, mahogany neck and ABR bridge, plus the serial number 587069 indicating 1974-75, so my best guess is 1974. I'd appreciate any help with dating the guitar. I'm also interested in how common this type of special order guitars were, is it a rarity or just an oddity. Collectable or just a great player? I'm pretty new to the world of Les pauls, so any help or comments is appreciated.