Opinions on this Les Paul Custom 1972

dayguitar

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
116
Reaction score
99
I’m in the market for a late 60’s early 70s Les Paul, and came across this on eBay.



Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t 72s come with witch hat knobs, and I don’t think I’ve seen them with grovers either.

Possibly it’s been dated incorrectly?

Thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

dayguitar

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
116
Reaction score
99
Apologies, this thread should probably be in the norlin thread:doh:
 

PierM

Premium Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
4,944
Reaction score
9,243
Tuners and knobs can be changed.
 

ARandall

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2012
Messages
13,217
Reaction score
9,058
So its got only 1 pic for the ad..........

Move on.....
 

dayguitar

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
116
Reaction score
99
:rofl: My thoughts exactly. I’ve asked for more photos/info.

We’ll see what comes back.
 

efstop

Gold Supporter
Premium Member
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
5,191
Reaction score
13,450
My early '70s Fretless Wonder Custom had Grovers. Don't remember what knobs were on it.
 

scozz

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2007
Messages
4,533
Reaction score
5,881
I’m pretty sure chainsaw cases were later in the 70s.
 

dayguitar

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
116
Reaction score
99
At the moment, only the one pic to go by. Still tempted, but need a bit more info before I bid.
 

HardCore Troubadour

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2012
Messages
9,045
Reaction score
7,222
not all 72's had embossed covers.....that case did not come with that guitar if it is a 72.

agreed, move on.
 

guitaroholic

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2018
Messages
190
Reaction score
177
Will look clean in only one picture and our minds will make it out to be a mint beauty.
(like seeing a woman from a distance, and then the upclose is a real surprise)

There do seem to be factory Grovers, but not sure how far back. Seeing an empty screw hole would tell.
Seller probably doesn't exactly know what he has given the knobs and case claims to originality.
 

NorlinBlackBeauty

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2017
Messages
16,275
Reaction score
47,763
At the moment, only the one pic to go by. Still tempted, but need a bit more info before I bid.
The seller has already been dishonest or incredibly naive. You need good control cavity images to properly date it.
 

dayguitar

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
116
Reaction score
99
Thanks for your thoughts guys. As of yet, still no reply. Will let you know what he says.
 

dayguitar

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
116
Reaction score
99
He’s now uploaded new pics to the ad. Any thoughts?
 




Top