Identifying and valuating a 1967 Les Paul Custom

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  1. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    I found this form looking For info on a Les Paul that I've come into. The serial number puts it at 1967, but after reading here for a while I'm dubious about this.

    What should I look for other than the made in the usa?
    The color is ivory.
    S/n 012998
    I'm posting from my iphone and cannot post pics. (actually crashed my phone when i tried to). I'll post pics from my computer a little later.
    What details would be helpful?
    Thanks everyone.

    By the way, I actually came into a second late model les paul red wine custom too. I'm slightly overwhelmed ; )
     
  2. dennistruckdriver

    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    Les Pauls were discontinued after 1960 and not reintroduced until 1968.
    Post some photos of the guitar you are referring to.
     
  3. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    Um... That's a 2001 '68 reissue. :laugh2:
     
  5. SludgeBurns

    SludgeBurns Senior Member

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    Oh my :shock:

    Dennis needs to complete this thread.
     
  6. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    It's actually a nice sight for me as I am obviously a big fan '68RIs. I had no idea they made them in Classic White that early in the model's run, particularly sans guard. Cool guitar.
     
  7. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    The first two numbers are the year, the next three numbers are its place in the production year, and the last number is the model.

    012998 would be the 299th '68RI built in 2001.


    They are the only Les Pauls ever made to have impressed, six digit serial numbers with a Custom Shop logo.
     
  8. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    Fantastic! Thank you!
    What's it worth?
    I'm going to post some pics of the red wine custom that i have as well. Maybe you can help me ID it?
    Thanks again.
     
  9. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    I'd say $2,500 at the most... And yes, I can ID the other one too. :)
     
  10. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    Trying to decide which one to keep ...
    I've been playing the same guild s90 (which is a Gibson SG clone) for 20 years. I really love it. It has a certain grab in the mids. But these les pauls are creamy and lush and oh so dirty through a mesa.

    Thanks again.
     
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    VastHorizon Senior Member

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    Boles, you need to get paid for doing this shite. :laugh2:
     
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    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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  14. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    Truly. However, community is a wonderful thing .... Gearslutz.com - Powered by vBulletin is where I spend most of my time. I work in mixing/post production/recording mostly.

    Thanks a lot man. Saved me a trip to manhattan with these two. :dude:
     
  15. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    '99 Custom, built in the USA factory. Non-reissue Customs weren't built in the CS until '04. No CS Gibsons have 'made in the USA' anywhere on them.
     
  16. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    so which is the better guitar? which would you keep?
    Thank you so much for this information

    When you say CS you mean "custom shop" right?

    Are the custom shop guitars better made?
     
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    zplapplap Senior Member

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    Play and decide for yourself. Would you really defer to in internet forum to tell you which guitar is better?
     
  18. Boleskinehouse

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    Yes, CS means Custom Shop. And I can't tell you which one is better. :laugh2::laugh2: CS guitars generally are better built. The '68 is not weight relieved or chambered and it has a long neck tenon... The '99 is weight relieved and has a short tenon. None of that really makes a damn when it comes down to it. Which one plays and sounds the best? There's your answer.
     
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    I appreciate your concern. sure, I value opinions. This looks to be a decent community of guys. Bolez has been really helpful and friendly.

    So, why not? I just did for the ID right? :)
    Can't do any harm. Just opinions on the web. I just need a place to start.

    I'm going to bump my previous question.

    I'm googling around and it seems like the reissues get a lot of love.

    I just don't know anything about these guitars and, like I said, I came into these. I'm not really a guitar player and I want to keep just one for the studio. That is, for a "guitar player".

    Thanks again guys.

    api sounds better than mackie ... trust me. hahah
     
  20. Mordezlet

    Mordezlet Junior Member

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    Thanks bolez. Maybe you can PM your opinion. I'm thinking about current market value and the long term value retention.

    It will be slightly for show in the studio, but also for the occasional guitarist that may need to overdub something etc

    I mix for the most part. But I do have a room for vocal and guitar overdubs if need be. Have a strat, the SG and now a choice of les pauls.

    I will certainly ask around, but I thought I'd get opinions here since I already started.

    Thanks again guys.
     

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