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
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.
no one asked if you called it a deluxe......but I probably should have been clearer in my thought 'burst.
the statement was that the earliest sunburst finisheswere 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.