Help identify this 1969 Les Paul I acquired

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it may just be the angle but it is almost like the edges going out to the face are sloped or beveled???

Do you means this?

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I don't know how significant this is, or if it could date the body, but the binding shows a thicker black band ( closer to the body ) than the other two black bands on the OPs guitar whereas on mine they are uniform in size. I know that the binding had varied, I just don't know when.........
 
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ARandall's LP also shows a uniform black bands in the binding.
 

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I probably sound like I live under a rock for saying this, but there being no dot above the i in Gibson makes me believe this is either a really good Chibson or if the original logo somehow came off the guitar and this is a re-logo.
 

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I probably sound like I live under a rock for saying this, but there being no dot above the i in Gibson makes me believe this is either a really good Chibson or if the original logo somehow came off the guitar and this is a re-logo.

That's not abnormal for a 1969.
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@mudface, good eye with the body binding. I looked up some 1969 Customs on Google images and they all have the binding lines with uniform sizes.
 
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no Ive seen necks done like that back then
 

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