Two belters there, cjp, amazing that gibson decided to do a reissue of such a guitar back then.Most of these 72/58 reissues, as they were called, had "Gibson" embossed pickup covers. Everyone I've seen all had 1377142 pot codes. That's why everyone says they have a 71. Supposedly there were only 25 shipped in 71. I've had several of these over the years. Still have the first one I purchased from the original owner in 1973. The one with black plastic I still own. The one against the amp I sold years ago. Not all of them had the goof hiders either.
Will link the ebay listing, what i have noticed is the late 60's guitars in uk seem to break all the rules of the latesixties decoders. The large heel was a feature of the very early ones. As is the Dotted i, two of the visible pot codes look to be way later though.
Body is one piece as is neck, so all of the variables we read about happening from time to time seem to be evident in models sold in `u`k, which does make me wonder about such things, and if they are legit or not. This and one other i looked at early this year are both quote contradictory. But i am no expert. Its had a neck break, but doesn't look major issue to my novice eyes.
An early 70s Goldtop with a factory spec that directly reflects a 1954-55 Les Paul Standard. The wiring looks untouched with pots dating 1970. Overall, the guitar is in great condition. If you also want to watch the video of this guitar from Fleetcroft guitars where it was bought in 2011 just...www.ebay.co.uk