Can anyone tell me anything about this Les Paul Custom

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The serial number indicates 1970-1972, so if you're 100% sure it was purchased in 1970, then it should be a 1970. In addition to the serial number, the presence of the Made in USA means it shouldn't be any earlier than 1970.

As I'm typing, I see that the pickup covers are embossed. That was a 1972 thing, so my guess would be that it's a 1972 and someone is mistaken about the purchase date (unless the pickups were changed).

Pics of the pots, a closer look at the logo/diamond, and the size of the volute would be helpful as well.

If we can get this moved to the Norlin subforum, those guys are insanely knowledgeable about the most minute details from this era and could probably be more help.
 

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Yes, the pickups are embossed. I will post more pics later. What is Norlin subforum?

Ans thanks so much!
 

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Ok, my hope is that it's 69. But whatever it it..... it's a beautiful guitar.
 

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if the covers are original it is not a 69....late 71 at best and most likely 72.
 

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I recall embossed pickups in 72-73. They didn't last long. But HCT knows details better than my memory of back in the day.
 

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More Pictures
 

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Nice!!

Get some good images of the pots. There are dates stamped into them assuming they are original.
 




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