Gibson Les Paul 101

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Tim Plains, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. stgreg

    stgreg Senior Member

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    I'm not sure.. but I do remember my first new Les Paul. A 1975 Les Paul Deluxe at $400. The Standards were $475. (too much for my Mother). I would guess a 74 Custom, in the $550 range?
     
  2. Oleynior

    Oleynior Senior Member

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    Yesterday I took all my LPs ( and a LP Standard that belongs to a friend of mine ) to X-ray machine. I have a 1992 Gibson LPC '57 PRE-Historic reissue and I have to disagree with icsm:

    ( http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/930601-post47.html )


    Here's some pictures of my Pre-Historic RI:

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    Serial nr Y xxxx:
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    ABR-1 bridge:
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    Pots dates on 1991:
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    1992 PRE-Historic body:
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    Heavy as hell LPC:
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    LP Standard of a friend of mine:
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    And as a bonus my two H-150s:
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    Greetings from Poland, [mod edit: link removed]

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  3. Oleynior

    Oleynior Senior Member

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    Owners of LPCs produced until March 23rd, 1983 - you can rest assured. Your Customs are Solid Body.


    1983 Gibson LP Custom Silver Burst:

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    Back of the headstock with serial number:

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    Your guitar was made at the
    Nashville Plant, TN, USA
    March 23rd, 1983
    Production Number: 88
    http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx

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    Today, on the X-Ray table:

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    And the result:

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    I wonder if the Weight Relief was introduced at the same time for all models of the LP?

    If so, it is interesting when exactly?
     
  4. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Inside Guy posted this in another thread and I thought it was worth adding here, a very usefull (and probably unknown) info:

    On the pre 2006 Standards you could chose either a 50s or 60s neck.

    "Gibson put stickers on the truss rod cover to indicate which neck. Since the stickers are long gone...you can tell which neck you have (if you cant tell my holding it) by the color of the truss rod nut. Silver is a 60's neck and Brass is a 50's neck. This was a way to communicate to the neck shapers in porduction which shape to make the neck."
     
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  5. Nop

    Nop Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I have just a little question. I just bought a 1991 Les Paul Standard.
    I know that she can't be a solid body, but the seller insisted on the fact that she was solid. He's a well-informed person, but on this point I was a bit sceptical.

    Are there any chance, that some '91 Standard could be solid? I'm sure that she can't, but he told me with insistance that she was, so I just want your advice as a "proof".
    Thanks
     
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    Is it necessary to have a humidifier in the case? Live in AZ.
     
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    jojo5544 Junior Member

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    thanks for this informative post
     
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    X2. I have learned a lot here in just a few days. Getting closer to pulling the trigger on my first LP.
     
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    keko123 Junior Member

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    Very interesting post, thanks!!
     
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    can I assume that the 1989 lp custom that is on its way to me will have ALL mahogany body and neck and 9 holes under the skin?

    and Bill Lawrence pu's with circuit board on back?

    thx
     
  11. davyR6

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    Thanks for the info !
     
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    elephantrider Senior Member

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    great info in this thread, and just reposting this beauty.

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  13. garybaldy

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    Interesting about the TR nut thanks.
    Re: 2006 - I know the Standard spec was changed in 2008. So what was the one size neck from 2006 to 2008? I think it went to an asymmetric profile with the new 2008 model.
    Cheers
     
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    I have confirmation from Gibson CS that my 2006 USA LP Standard in Ebony finish is indeed chambered. It is ser# 035560335‏ for those that are interested in these things.

    Thanks for this thread. Lots of good info!
     
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    Awesome post! Thank you! Quick question: you mentioned R9's were more expensive than r8's due to flame top and weight? I just purchased a 2014 R8 pic attached below: does this flame make it a special run or possibly just a lucky R8 or perhaps it was hand picked for certain R8's? I'm sure the answer lies in this forum but as a n00b I figured this was an okay place to inquire.
     

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    Wow! I'm so thrilled to return to this great forum and this is the first post I see!!! YES guitar porn is back! Thanks!
     
  17. Jaysonholt26

    Jaysonholt26 Junior Member

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    I have a 1976 les paul custom that says deluxe on the back of the head stock. I can't find any other guitars that say that. Can any one help me?
     
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    Jaysonholt26 Junior Member

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    I have a les paul custom that says deluxe on the back of the head stock. Can't find one that says that any where else. 1976 00 serial
     

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    Playyouraxeon11 Banned

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    Thanks, tone of useful stuff.

    I played a 1958 ES335 through an AC30 for some months in the early 70's. that's a long time ago. That was a great (!) sounding guitar but the neck was like a tree. This restricted repertoire to "George Harrison" rather than Eric Clapton. The later '59 changed this and the 1960 job was a slimline neck that got revised shortly afterwards to create the classic '63 onwards neck for this guitar. Everyone is different, some people have big hands.
     
  20. JFraser5150

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    Apologies if commenting on old threads like this is bad form (I've never really used forums) but I have a question for the community. I've recently purchased a 2006 standard. I have a NGD thread on the main board with pics. Anyway. It's dated to the 2nd October (October 2nd for our colonial friends across the Atlantic ;)) Now I know that chambering began officially for the 2007 Standard line but unofficially from late 2006 and most even say October 2006. As my guitar is the 2nd October, I'm wondering if anyone has an earlier standard model that they know is chambered? I suspect mine is as it is light and rings hollow around the bass side of the body. Although only really where the 'Swiss cheese' holes would be. Before anyone jumps on this saying its overblown and it should only matter if I like the look and sound of the guitar, I agree completely and I love it. I'm just curious. Many thanks! And thanks to the OP and all the contributions to this thread, it's a wealth of knowledge.
     

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