- Jan 21, 2022
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Gibson would make anything for the right money..They made Jimmy Page a EDS 1275 in 1971 which wasn't in the catalogue. That was a custom order.
I can vaguely remember seeing something about an obviously mid 70s LP having a stamped serial number starting 00xxxx, which made no sense. The conclusion after much headscratching and research was that it was a 1976 guitar (which should have had the deacal serial no.) that had been returned to Gibson for a complete neck replacement. To allow it to keep it's original serial number it was stamped into the headstock. The fact there is an oval shaped indentation suggest it may have been a neck originally intended for one of the limited runs of the late 70s, early 80s, that had engraved plates fitted.
The 70 - 77 logo had no dot on the 'I' and the 68-69 logo had open 'B' and "O" in them.
Like the hustler who claimed to be Sidney Portier's son, it's a test to see if you really know anything about what you're getting into. aboutvery rare special order 1967 Gibson LEs Paul Standard Sunburst Made in Kalamazoo Factory ! Collectors dream ! First of all its nicest playing guitar ever its a dream guitar its got super duper mojo plus with sustain for days ! don't make am this nice any more very rare and special !Almo...reverb.com
335s have single binding.In the mid 70s a friend in Philly had a tobacco sunburst carved top single cutaway Les Paul in original condition that was built about 1962, black plastic and single coil special pickups, triple binding like a 335, binding on headstock, rosewood fingerboard. I was well versed in Les Pauls and have never heard of another like it.
Serial # - those 6 digit numbers were used in random batches and appeared multiple times in the early 70's as well so this is not reliable.You have a serial number. You have pot date codes. You have the people at Gibson verifying it. I’d called that “verifiable.”
Serial # - those 6 digit numbers were used in random batches and appeared multiple times in the early 70's as well so this is not reliable.
Pot codes are not indicative either. Pots were never used in a FIFO arrangement at Gibson, and often times you have pots in guitars that date 2 years earlier than when the guitar actually was released or shipped. So this is not reliable either.
The 'people at Gibson verifying it' is at this stage not supported. Proving this with a link is really what you should have been doing in your reply from the outset. No search I've done has any knowledge of this guitar, and thats a direct search.
Yeah, that’s ridiculous. I’m not making the claim. The owner is making the claim, and he has all the proof he feels he needs. If you know John, if you know his collection, if you know how many rare guitars he has, then you know this is a guy who does his homework. I don’t need to provide a link to some anonymous person on the Internet, who is skeptical. The fact that I am not questioning it should tell you something. I have sussed out more forgeries than most people on this forum. But in the meantime, feel free to pretend you know more than people with skin in the game, and keep pretending that a link is somehow needed to verify I guitar’s authenticity. Now I remember why I stopped coming to this forum.You are making the claim. Without proof there is nothing.
Correct, except to add ,the only caveat being Custom Order instruments that may have been made in 67.Les Pauls were reintroduced in 68 - there was no 67 production fullstop. In fact they came in about July. They were not made at all between 60 and 67.....and there was no 'late 1967 production but marked as 68 ser#'. Plus there are no such things as 67 serial numbers that would read as 68. All of the 6 digit numbers were used almost randomly right up until 75. In fact this last bit of Kalamazoo production before the stickers used up most of the leftover 6 digit numbers from every digit range.
Maybe you should read info from someone who really knows what they are talking about: