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  1. axehandler

    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    What were the changes from early to late 1969? I know they had 3 piece necks and lost the dot over the "i" on the headstock logo. Could the neck heel have changed?
  2. axehandler

    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    Thanks. I was simply at the right place at the right time. I was a little cautious at first, but after contacting the owner I felt pretty good about the deal. We met in a neutral location, and everything went very smooth. The guy owned the guitar for 48 years and had bought it from his guitar...
  3. axehandler

    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    I owned a 1972 SG when I was a kid that my dad bought me for $200. My older brother bought a les paul custom BB when I was 12, and I've been a LP nut ever since. I currently own eight Les Pauls including a 1953 & an early 68 GT. Over the the years I've owned a ton of LPs including a 1957 Custom...
  4. axehandler

    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    I think the nut is 1-5/8" so I think that rules out early sixties???
  5. axehandler

    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    Thanks. I'm having trouble with the pics (too big & won't load). I was able to send detailed pics to a well known vintage dealer and he said that everything looked right. He also said the paint on the binding was common in the sixties. He had me put a black light on the guitar and it shows a...
  6. axehandler

    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    Hi everyone, I recently bought a 1969 White Custom SG, and everything appears original. The white paint on the neck extends over the binding. Is that normal for a 69 or is it a refinish? Also, the wiring harness pots are all from 1962 but look original. I'll post some pics asap. Thanks
  7. 2018-09-18 20.30.38

    2018-09-18 20.30.38

    53 LP with 62 headstock
  8. 2018-09-18 20.37.01

    2018-09-18 20.37.01

    68 LP headstock
  9. axehandler

    Solved: The Mystery of the Crown Inlay ( 1968 Les Paul Standards )

    Here's my 53 LP with a 62 neck/headstock. The inlay sits closer to the Gibson logo than the 68.
  10. axehandler

    Solved: The Mystery of the Crown Inlay ( 1968 Les Paul Standards )

    I think that's very interesting. Glad to see the actual change order on your website. So it sounds like they removed the Les Paul signature silk screen from the headstock when Gibson stopped production of the original Les Paul approved guitar, went to the crown inlay during the SG/LP era (1961)...
  11. axehandler

    Hi, I don't know if you have a luthier shop or just doing private projects. I saw the 53 LP...

    Hi, I don't know if you have a luthier shop or just doing private projects. I saw the 53 LP you're working on, and wondering if you do Les Paul work for the public? I have a 53 with a trapeze that needs a wrap around or perhaps a neck reset for an abr. If you do that kind of work I would like...
  12. axehandler

    I'm Gassing for a '68 Gold Top! Let's see yours.

    Here is mine. Its a little heavy but plays and sounds great. An interesting thing about this one is that Ed King sent me an email a few years ago and said he thought he (possibly) owned this one. He couldn't find any pics though, but I still have the emails. Before anyone feels the need to point...
  13. axehandler

    NGD: My 1963 Burst!

    Your guitar is awesome. I like that you call it a 63 Burst. I have a similar story, but mine didn't get the stop bar & abr. Mine is a 1953 that was sent back to Gibson in 1962 for a new neck, a refinish, and new electronics. I wish it was set up like yours though. The estimates are now too...
  14. axehandler

    Question regarding Denmark Street Guitars

    The funny thing is that Justin Harrison wants to buy MY vintage LP. Justin gave my number to a "collector" in Austin, TX named Bob Feldman whom I've never heard of. Bob called me and wants to give me asking price for my guitar. He seemed like a nice enough guy on the phone. Bob is a collector...
  15. axehandler

    Question regarding Denmark Street Guitars

    Thank you for the info. Pretty scary.


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