Please help me verify my Gibson Custom

giovanivan

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Someone please help me to verify my gibson custom black

I just bought Gibson Lespaul Custom from my friend, but I am not sure this one is all original or not. Serial no. is 02981387

I just need to know
1. what's the production year of this one ?
2. Are pickups original from factory ?
3. Are those pots original from factory ?

Thanks in advanced.
 

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Its a 2001 Les Paul Custom (first and fifth number in serial number is year). Seems to be in original condition. :)
 

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Everything looks original. Congrats, it is a great guitar!
 

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According to The Guitar Dater Project - Gibson Serial Number Decoder

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
October 25th, 2001
Production Number: 87


Oh for the love of God - that website is completely useless so stop posting info from it here!

That website cannot tell you if a guitar is real. Anyone who knows anything about Gibson serial numbers can just make one up that that website will accept as being real.
 

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Oh for the love of God - that website is completely useless so stop posting info from it here!

Lighten up. One of the OP's question was what year the guitar is and the website showed the correct year. We all know it's not 100% accurate and it won't tell you a the guitar is a real Gibson.
But then again the site wasn't designed for that.
 

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Isn't there something missing from the top (bottom) of the one pot? I see a blob of solder...nothing attached to it. -Rod-

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Isn't there something missing from the top (bottom) of the one pot? I see a blob of solder...nothing attached to it. -Rod-

I assume the only thing soldered to the top of a pot would be a ground strap so if you're not getting any grounding issues, like buzzing or shocks, you should be fine. As for the pickups, those were common in an 01 Custom. I am pretty sure they would be original to the guitar. I have a 2001 Standard with the same PU's (490/498)
 

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Lighten up. One of the OP's question was what year the guitar is and the website showed the correct year. We all know it's not 100% accurate and it won't tell you a the guitar is a real Gibson.
But then again the site wasn't designed for that.


A ten second look at the Gibson website will tell people how to read their serial numbers. Posting info from that site gives it legitimacy that it doesn't deserve. And while the website showed the correct year, it would have done the same even with a completely made up serial number.
 

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