Show your 1975-1985 Les Paul Custom truss rod covers!

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Show your 1975-1985 Les Paul Custom truss rod covers!

I've cracked mine and are looking for a proper replacement part. I'm curious to see whether the originals from the 1975-1985 period (see footnote below) have the letters engraved in the plastic or simply painted on the plastic.

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Reijer


Footnote: I choose the 1975-1985 period for the following reason. In a related thread forum member skatterbrane explains truss rod covers have changed several times since the 50s. "You have the 50s style, the 61-64 style, the 65-74 style and then 75-current style, and the Historic style, which is a less than accurate version of the 50s style." http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/historics-reissues/122688-truss-rod-cover-plate-replacements.html And of course 1985 is the last Norlin year.
 

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75 (Although with a lot of 74 features)

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My 1980.... (ok, it does need a bit of cleaning! :shock:)
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1978 Les Paul Custom example.
 

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Holy shit! That's insane... and I thought the prices at gmvintagerestorations, MonsterRelic and fake58 were high.

Anyway, thanks fellas for posting your photos. The modern $15 Gibson replacement part does look a bit off, to my eyes at least. A follow up question to flametop, gemm, straycat and intonenation: are the letters on yours engraved in the plastic or painted on the plastic?

thanks,
Reijer
 

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Have you tried gluing the cover back together again?

I did that with a toneknob that I managed to crack when trying to get it of with a spoon.
After deciding that the new knobs looked too new a few days later, I crawled around on the floor and found all the small bits and did a reconstruction:applause:
 

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Well that might work but the lettering has also been damaged. I fear it isn't an original cover as the letters are not engraved but painted on.
 

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That ebay price is a little high.
 

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