Gibson Les Paul Custom dating 1969 ?

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  1. akkermanfan

    akkermanfan Member

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    Hi, This I have never seen before, on the headstock a broader split diamond and a gibson logo, open b and o, undotted i from 1969. Can anyone here give an opinion about please? The guitar has a 3pc neck, no made in USA, and a small volute. The ABR-1 bridge has metal saddles.
    Thanks anyway, akkermanfan
     
  2. marantz1300

    marantz1300 Senior Member

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    post pics of the back of the headstock,heel,control cavities.
    Is it a one piece or pancake body?
     
  3. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    I say it's a fake and you should send it to me to properly dispose of it ! :naughty:
    Sorry I don't have a more useful comment. I'm sure the experts will chime in soon. Good luck OP :) Awesome guitar ! :thumb:
    By the way, akkermanfan. Are you dutch too (because I don't think many non-dutch people know Jan Akkerman .. I could be wrong on that one) ? That would make it even easier to send me the guitar :p
     
  4. akkermanfan

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    Hi marantz 1300, normally #802 series have a one piece body, but it has a pancake with the logo of a 1969 on the headstock ! On one pot there is to see 13770xx (can't read the last two), so I think it has to be a very early 1970...
     
  5. akkermanfan

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    Hello RayTorvalds, no I am no dutch, but flemish. Jan Akkerman is my guitar hero for years...
     
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    @akkermanfan Hiya mate. Ah I forgot about the flemish ( :p just kidding of course). I think Jan Akkerman is awesome too ! :thumb:
     
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    Oranjeaap Senior Member

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    I think usually the pots are in big box and when the guitar is ready they grab some pots, so I expect the pots to be slightly older than the guitar. Anyone have an opinion on this?
    In that case a 1970 pot probably means its a (very early) 1970 guitar
     
  8. marantz1300

    marantz1300 Senior Member

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    69 or 70, don't matter.
    its a nice Custom
     
  9. Progrocker111

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    Finally came here. :) Its early 70 Custom with these pots. Small volutes appeared first in very late 69, it should have pancake body too. Bridge on these originally had nylon saddles however. I would bet its serial number is like 909xxx.
     
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    Hi Progrocker111, Nice to read something again from you ! Indeed it has the pancake body and the serial is #802 xxx, very strange because it's a just over mid 1969 serial number
    (I think )and having pots 13770xx Greetings,
     
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    Wow, thats very interesting. Really its the 8 in serial? This would be the first one with 802xxx and late 69/early 70 specs. :shock: Very interesting...
     

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