Back Plates Gibson LP Standard vs Deluxe


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Mar 15, 2008
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I need help/info/advice. I got a 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe pancake body with mini humbuckers that is missing it's back plates. I tried to put on plates from my parts bin and they don't fit. I also took the back plates off of a couple of my Gibson Les Paul Standards, - and they don't fit my deluxe. In all cases the plates fit perfectly BUT they DO NOT fit perfectly FLUSH to the body. Did Gibson make "thinner" back plates for their Les Paul Deluxes that have a pancake body? Or do I just have to GRIND em down to make them to fit flush on my Les Paul Deluxe? Help!

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