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    1976 Stamped Serial Number with 77 format

    That is is pre 1977. If you read my posting, it’s a 76 with 77 serial number style. Here is a 77, same font.
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    1976 Stamped Serial Number with 77 format

    Yes it is factory stamping. I’ve owned over 40 Norlin era Gibson’s. This is the 3rd 70’s Special I’ve owned. I’ve seen many serial numbers with white in them, mostly from polish/wax compound
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    1976 Stamped Serial Number with 77 format

    22nd week of 76
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    1976 Stamped Serial Number with 77 format

    It’s just a special.
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    1976 Stamped Serial Number with 77 format

    I’ve owned dozens of Norlins and this is a first for me. July of ‘76 Les Paul Special (55 reissue but with tom bridge) and it has a stamped serial number with the 1977 format. Anyone else seen this? Also just USA no Made In
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    My '93 Junior on Reverb if anyone is interested

    https://reverb.com/item/27847676-gibson-les-paul-junior-1993-tv-yellow
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    1966 Mosrite Ventures II $2k

    1966 Mosrite Ventures II in Red with hardshell case. Only 400 were built from December of '65 to February of '66. Jan stamped body and December stamped neck. Refret and harness replaced (original pots included, one shaft broke), otherwise 100% original. No cracks, breaks or repairs. Tons of...
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    Gibson Serial Number Ledgers and Red Bobbins on LP Deluxe?

    I know it’s all original, solder was never touched on the cover or the lead, original patent sticker as well. I did find someone else on the other lp forum said they opened up their mini from ‘71 and it was pink , I guess mine is pink/red as well. If you look at the magnet , it does have an edge...
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    Gibson Serial Number Ledgers and Red Bobbins on LP Deluxe?

    This is the pickup being opened for the first time on the bench it was being rewound a week ago.
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    Gibson Serial Number Ledgers and Red Bobbins on LP Deluxe?

    The guitar has been sitting for 30 years, was full of old sweat (you can even seen the green corrosion on the humbucker cover) the bridge is awful, dried blood, bunch of dings, bottom strap button bashed in to body, it's 100% original except for the tuners witch were pat pending grovers. The...


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