The Official Vintage Les Paul Parts Thread

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by BOBBO, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    I have plates that were off a '69, and are molded. The plastic feels different. Perhaps I will scan them and post them. There appear to me striations, but they are different than the roll marks on my '58. The mold markings are also present on my '69 SG backplates, so I believe that my '69 they were using injection molding.
     
  2. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    Here's a scan I took of the '69 plates. You can't see the striations, but you can see the round mold markings.
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  3. OldGuy

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    Thanks for following up on the rolled vs. injection-molded issue, JJ. I can't make out much detail in the pic of the '69 backplate that you posted, but I'll take your word for it that the interior does not show the sort of striations that the older, rolled backplates have. It would seem that Gibson made the shift from rolled to injection-molded sometime in the late '60s/early '70s time frame.
     
  4. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    If I remember, I'll try to take a picture and post it. The scanner didn't quite capture it.
     
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    LPPILOT Senior Member

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    What year did Gibson stop using the Kluson Deluxe tuners and install the Gibson Deluxe named ones ?
     
  6. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    1969.
     
  7. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    Update, my friend's 1968 GT has injection molded backplates.
     
  8. OldGuy

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    So as early as '68 Gibson was starting to use injection-molded backplates, but as late as '69 (per Mike60) rolled backplates were still being used. Maybe we've got the transition period narrowed down a bit now...
     
  9. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    This '68 has a rolled pick guard, though.
     
  10. OldGuy

    OldGuy Senior Member

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    Dang! Mix-and-match...
     
  11. rumblebox

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    whats up with black-lighting everything? lol im a n00b when it comes to historical stuff.
     
  12. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    These photos should help explain.

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    What causes the difference in the finish? Why do the old ones glow?
     
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    Its MOJO, glows like a mother f...er:thumb::laugh2::laugh2:
     
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  15. Curlymaple

    Curlymaple Senior Member

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    Thanks, Dan for posting some examples.

    ... In short / for reference, that's how/another way you can tell vintage parts (plastic) to newer parts. Old ones glow due to exposure to UV rays.

    Now a days, it makes sense to buy vintage knobs than repro as the price are almost the same if you know what you're looking for.
     
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    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    But, how many ours of UV exposure those plastics need to acquire that glow?
     
  17. choppedcadillac

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    Anyone know where I can get the gold "Gibson" decals for the headstock? OEM ones have the dot touching the "G".
     
  18. dukedukeduke

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    Great idea. I have just posted a thread of an old LP I just picked up and would like some help identifying what parts are real or not.
     
  19. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    I bought these about a month ago:
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    Hi,I just happened on this pic looking for something else.Forgive me if this is outta line,But are those Kluson,s for sale? Thanks,Bill
     

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