1953 vs 1960 Les Paul Custom headstock comparison.

Shelkonnery

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Hey guys, recently came across this side by side comparison and thought it would be cool to share.

LPC 1953 on the left, LPC 1960 on the right.

It may not be apparent at first, but the ’60s headstock is a bit longer.

You can see the truss rod cover overlay a bit of the diamond on the ’53.

It really shows in the sideways picture though.



Sorry if this is too common knowledge or the wrong section of the forum to post it.
But it’s so nice to see them side by side like this!

By the way, pics taken from a nice UK shop called ATB Guitars.

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Wow, I never would have known. Thanks for posting.
 

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Hey guys, recently came across this side by side comparison and thought it would be cool to share.

LPC 1953 on the left, LPC 1960 on the right.

It may not be apparent at first, but the ’60s headstock is a bit longer.

You can see the truss rod cover overlay a bit of the diamond on the ’53.

It really shows in the sideways picture though.



Sorry if this is too common knowledge or the wrong section of the forum to post it.
But it’s so nice to see them side by side like this!

By the way, pics taken from a nice UK shop called ATB Guitars.

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Always love these comparisons so intersting!
 

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I had no idea but I'm not surprised. Was it a mistake or did they intentionally change? It's not like they were using CNC machinery back then.

Hell, I didn't even know there was a Custom in '53. I like it.
 

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I had no idea but I'm not surprised. Was it a mistake or did they intentionally change? It's not like they were using CNC machinery back then.

Hell, I didn't even know there was a Custom in '53. I like it.

Was one with the "strange" P-90 neck pickup.
I love those!
 

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Was one with the "strange" P-90 neck pickup.
I love those!

Staple pup!

Supposed to deliver a more articulate and brighter sound in the neck position, the staple P-90 featured hand-shaped Alnico V bar magnets, I believe.
 

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