The Official Vintage Les Paul Parts Thread

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I bought these about a month ago:

Hi man,I just joined,don't know the ettiquite for just jumping in like this,but I'm lefty and have a 59 identical to yours,and a 68.And a Black 68 custom.Forgive me for interrupting,I will figure out how to send a message.Thanks,Bill
 

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Hi,I just happened on this pic looking for something else.Forgive me if this is outta line,But are those Kluson,s for sale? Thanks,Bill
Thet're not mine...

They are brand new 1960 klusons,never installed...

I bid $1,800 on them and didn't win the auction.
 

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This came in the original case and I was wondering if this is an original patch chord for a 58 special. The plastic seems to match. Printing on the hardware says ( SWITCHCRAFT CHICAGO ) .

 

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Hi.
What a great thread! Thanks!

Do you know when did they started using black beauties?
In 1960 they started using the Paper in Oil black beauties. I don't think before that. These are mylar I believe.
 

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:applause: This thread is an LP porn-fest :applause:
Post #97 shows 1952 Trapeze images.
They clearly show the words "Les Paul / MODEL" on the front surface of the mounting end, as well as the "PAT / PENDING" on the surface between the mounting screws.....

Anyone know when the "Les Paul / MODEL" text was first used, I only ask because my pre-serial '52 does not have that - just the "PAT / PENDING" lettering.
 

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All 1952 GTs are pre serial#, And I've not seen one that didn't say "PAT/PENDING" in 52. My early unbound pots codes are 18th week and my bound 52 also says Pending on trapeze plate with pots codes of 38th week. Neither of mine say Les Paul Model on the trapeze.
 

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All 1952 GTs are pre serial#, And I've not seen one that didn't say "PAT/PENDING" in 52. My early unbound pots codes are 18th week and my bound 52 also says Pending on trapeze plate with pots codes of 38th week. Neither of mine say Les Paul Model on the trapeze.
I appreciate your taking the time out to reply to my question, jimmi55lp.....

If a '52 were to have a serial number, it would be 2-???? and as far as most pundits know, there are none. My inclusion of the words "pre-serial" alongside '52 was for completeness of description, and I do realise the tautology of this - my apologies if it offended you..... although it is worth noting that some solid bodied Gibsons from 1952 have a three digit number stamped on the top of the headstock (moving round to the back in 1953) before the Y-NNNN format was adopted. Personally I have never seen this, but that information has been formally published by Gibson.

However, my question was specifically about the images in post #97.....

The guitar pictured in post #97 of this thread, as apparently ALL 52's, DOES have "PAT / PENDING" on the trapeze mounting plate between the screws. My question was regarding the words "Les Paul / MODEL" which also appear on the front surface of that plate shown in post #97. I was wondering when it was used if indeed it was officially, and if not - how come the guitar shown in post #97 DOES have it.
 




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