Asking for info. 1975 or......?

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  1. danisauc

    danisauc Junior Member

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    Good morning. I've seen this 70,s Standard. The owner claims it to be 74-75 ( which is my born year, jeje), while others tend to date it later, maybe 78-79. Could anybody bring some light about it?. The guitar is really modified.....Anyway, vintage les pauls are not that easy to find in Spain, so, at 1400 euros, it will make a great deal. What do you think about it?. Thanks a lot, Daniel.
    https://www.guitarristas.info/anuncios/vendo-gibson-les-paul-standard-1975/690911
     
  2. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help regarding what year it is. There are others on this forum much more knowledgeable about that than me. What I CAN tell you, you may already know.

    It appears to be a proper Gibson...headstock, nut, bridge, pickups, screws, distance from bridge to tailpiece...all appear to be correct to me from those pics. Case obviously not a Gibson case.

    There's one member here that come to mind that's very knowledgeable about 70s and 80s LPs... @HardCore Troubadour ...maybe he'll chime in on this. Good luck
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    I was thinking him or @Kris Ford cause it reminded me of one of his that he put dimarzios in a while back...
     
  4. danisauc

    danisauc Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot!. I will try to contact them .
     
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    Oh yeah... Kris Ford!! That's the other guy...I couldn't come up with his name. Thanks Darrell :thumb:

    We just did!
     
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    no pancake makes it at least -77
     
  7. 69 Goldtop

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    Looks like a 1979 Winered Standard with the neck refinished for some reason
     
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    The owner says that the finish has been removed in the back. Is there any chance of the neck being mahogany made?.
     
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    That will make sense with what the owner says...
     
  10. danisauc

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    Will be 1600 dollars a good price, given the fact that the guitar is heavily modified ?( just one t-top remains, all the electronics are new, and the back finish has been sanded).
     
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    I have to see better pics of the back of the neck to determine if its maple or mahogany. Finish lost is suspect. Possible volute snap/crack
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Its also had a refret.


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  13. danisauc

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    The owner recognizes a recent refret.As for the body being sanded.....He says that the nitro finish turned sticky with the years, so, someone decided to remove it, and so did with the original serial number. Insteadof it, that " someone" decided to put the old serial again. The bridge pup is a 57', and the tuners are Schallers.
    I'm starting to get some light, guys, thanks a lot.!
     
  14. HardCore Troubadour

    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    I would check the pot codes and get real good pics of the head-stock area.....my bet would be a break.

    I go with 69's vote.....79 standard, with issues.

    the bridge pup is a 57?
     
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    Yes, it is.I'm afraid the original pots are missing. You bet for a break because of the neck lack of finish, i guess?. Thanks again for your help.
     
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    The open book looks wrong....as in the centre has been sanded sharper. The curved edges of the OB are about right though.
    Logo almost looks like the squared off letters of a 71....my 1980 deluxe has a much different logo to that.......and different to mid 70's too.
    The cutaway has the shape of the late 70's
     
  17. danisauc

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    Thanks a lot....Difficult one to date.....
     
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    look under the pot plate, pull the entire thing.

    not just thinking head stock break because of refinish....see that little "smile" line right under the volute????
     
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    Did Gibson stamp info in the pickup cavities in the 70's?


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  20. danisauc

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    Wow, i didn't noticed it!. Thanks!
     

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