'79 Custom cherryburst knobs.

Kezarts

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Hello,
New to the forum and have owned this LP Custom for the past 25+ years. Have toured w it and played countless gigs and has/is still my main guitar. I somehow ended up with 3 different type of knobs and lost the pickguard.... Aesthetically it's never bothered me much. But, I would like to get it back to the correct knobs for the year/model. The serial number is 70889529. Any help appreciated.
 

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Kezarts

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Thanks! That is what I am seeing most(black speed knobs) . This one came with a chainsaw as well.
 

mudface

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I have a very late 1978 Custom in the same color,...probably sold new in '79.

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It has black speed knobs,....the top edge is rounder than todays new speed knobs that have a sharp edge and the numbers have yellowed a bit with age.

I bought mine in 1980.
 

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Thanks for the reply..That's a beauty! I'm gonna start searching around...
 

decoy205

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Yup speed knobs. Looks like some nice figuring on that top too.
 

Daniel.S

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My 79 came with reflectors, but I prefer speed knobs so I bought it some vintage speed knobs.
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I would be extremely surprised if your 79 came from the factory with reflectors....
it came with speed knobs.

OP, I might have 2 speed knobs from this time period I would sell (but I would have to look to be sure).....I know I do not have 4.

Edit, I just looked at my reverb store and it looks like I sold them a few months back....but I will still check the parts drawer.
 

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I actually like the semi-clownburst look from that period.

I somehow ended up with 3 different type of knobs
You don't know how the knobs got mixed on your own guitar? Did you tour with the Stones? Aerosmith? In any case, I think speed knobs are the stock look but I'd go with reflectors myself since spped knobs look and feel clunky and that guitar is nicer than that.
 

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