1959 Burst Serial No. 9 3183?

eric ernest

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Hello everyone,
I was offered a nice lemon burst 59 Les Paul with Serial # 9 3183 from a collector in the UK.
Has anyone heard of this guitar? According to my knowledge the highest Serial No. logged so far was #9 3182.
I am concerned about whether or not this guitar is genuine.
Thanks for your feedback.

Send me some photos and I'll help. 8 3183 is definitely a fake...and a lot of the "fake" numbers share a commonality of numbers.

I have a pretty good visual catalog of fakes.....many I have personally inspected.

Message me through the forum or go to my website for the email address.

www.abalonevintage.com
 

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Did it look like this?
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If so, find a new seller immediately.

what the hell is that?
 

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The serial on the Keith burst was re stamped by Clive Brown. It's been done in the wrong font as well.

I read that Clive did the last restamp. But the last picture I saw was a REALLY wrong font. Presumably that was the Dick Knight stamp.
 
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I know what it's not.
It IS but one of several guitars stamped 3183 that I've seen. One has an open seem on the top.

The open top seam would denote a Dick Knight guitar. Lot's of his builds/conversions/fakes develop that characteristic over time.
 

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Hello everyone,
I was offered a nice lemon burst 59 Les Paul with Serial # 9 3183 from a collector in the UK.
Has anyone heard of this guitar? According to my knowledge the highest Serial No. logged so far was #9 3182.
I am concerned about whether or not this guitar is genuine.
Thanks for your feedback.
Hello Dley!
Sorry this took me a month to post but I have been very busy of late. I have attached this pic of a lemon burst with a serial number of 8 3183. Not 9 3183 according to my records. Is this the guitar you saw in the U.K.?

I have heard this one is a 1968 LP Std that had P90's converted to 1958 specs with humbuckers by Dick Knight from the U.K. Note the center seam splitting a little. Only what I have heard but I could be wrong. Maybe someone can add something more about this one if indeed it is the one you saw.
68 LP Std Goldtop Converted to 58 # 8 3183 by Dick Knight.jpg
 

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