ANOTHER 69' with a STARTING Bid of $22k

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  1. thefishingline

    thefishingline Senior Member

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    Love the wonky serial.........Not fishy at all.......Me smells a refin.

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    what makes you think refin?
     
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    Just a few things shout out to me (I may be wrong).

    The serial looks like the wrong font and is stamped at an angle to the head,

    The heel is very square, both my 70's have round heels (a typical "early" adornment).

    Not much crap in the pot/switch route (or on the pots) is there- taken out and cleaned/reinstalled?

    Thought the "Gibson" logo had a dot on the "i" in 69?

    Didn't the '69 "standards" have narrow heads as well?

    and finally, the ability to do this:

    Dave Johnson

    May be the reason for the higher price?

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Red Baron Senior Member

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    Looks like an early 69 to me.

    ptate, only the very early 69's retained the small headstock, I've only ever known of 2.
    69's lost the dotted "i" and they did have that squared heel.

    Here's a liknk to an informative site that notes all the changes that occurred between 68-69 Welcome to LSLP.com -- Home of Late Sixties Les Pauls

    That's a very nice clean looking 69... a bit overpriced IMO but it's only a matter of time before it'll seem like a bargain.
     
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    ptate V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Cheers Baron,

    Cool link.

    I just think that everything internal looks a bit too clean for that era; i.e. the immaculately spotless control/switch routes (no sign of any "muck" in there).

    Ah well, it doesn't matter, I'm not buying it anyway.....:rofl:

    :cheers:
     
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    thats a great link! really good and detailed info

    Yes, sometimes these prices are just stupid. but then occasionally you get someone stupid enough to pay them. And that makes it all worthwhile for the seller. A really skilled luthier could make an exact replica - and at these prices they will do (or already have done) and how will any of us know - if there is something we can spot, they can fake it.....

    I don't think I would part this kind of money for any guitar if I could not establish where it had been for the previous 40 years!

    NOT that I am saying anything about this guitar! - it is a very clean example!
     
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    ptate V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I've got my early '70 going on that site soon. Scans of the hang tags, case tag, owners manual, price list and catalogue as well.

    Good bloke.

    :thumb:
     

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