1968 -1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

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Hello, my pops is hoping to find out exactly what year his Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Sunburst is and what it might be worth? I’ve attached some photos for reference. Hope somebody has some better insight! Thanks
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Looks like a nice one.

Yes, more detailed photos would help, particularly the volume and tone Pots., which can be seen by taking out the four screws from the triangular plastic cover on the back of the guitar,( if the cover does not come off easily, do not be tempted to slip a screwdriver underneath to pry it) and the back of the headstock , showing the serial number and if it has the Made in USA stamp.

Someone with more experience and knowledge will chime in with information.

Good luck.
 
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That one has a big volute, and a made in USA stamp, so the earliest would be 1970. It's also a sunburst, which would indicate the earliest as being 1971, if I remember correctly.

As already mentioned, the pot date codes and serial number will help narrow it down.

This should really be in the norlin section for the best replies...
 

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sunburst guitars were available a long time before 1971.

pot codes and lots of good clear pics are needed if you want a valuation.....that Reverb link is just a shot in the dark since it includes all LPD's from 69-84 :rolleyes:

Late 1972 early 1973.
 

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sunburst guitars were available a long time before 1971.

pot codes and lots of good clear pics are needed if you want a valuation.....that Reverb link is just a shot in the dark since it includes all LPD's from 69-84 :rolleyes:

Late 1972 early 1973.

No, only since beginning of 71. Or perhaps some earlier extra rare one-offs. There is no non-Goldtop 1970 Deluxe or non-black 1970 Custom.
 

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no one asked if you called it a deluxe......but I probably should have been clearer in my thought 'burst. :applause:

the statement was that the earliest sunburst finishes were in 1971, and I said it started long before that...I kind of said it in passing etc. not to really discuss the origins of the color......but was then told that was not true (and I 100% get what he meant..).......

I then asked what was the finish called on a 59 .....and I am still waiting on an answer.

If you blanket say "the earliest sunburst finishes were in 1971", that is inaccurate, (but I do get we're talking very early 70's deluxe etc.).

If you wanted to say that Burst finishes did not resume in the Norlin era until 1971, well, then that is factual and leaves no room for misinterpretation.

With as much confusion as we run into for this time period EVERYDAY, that is a critical piece of information.

I was not talking about the guitar but finish only and the confusion....I probably could have been more clear.

instead, it made it worse.

hell, it made sense in my mind.

my bad.
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