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- May 15, 2020
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Asking for a friend. had a search through usual sources, not really coming up with any numbers. its solid mahog, maple cap? no volute, no laminate neck/body.
thanks for the pointer to the website. i looked at that site ages ago forgot it existed. its a treaure trove of info. thanksWell, they are quite rare , only a few hundred were made and as most saw heavy use during heyday of rock music and were rode hard put up wet ...nice remaining examples are few and far between. . Finding a real 68 without a neck or headstock repair is uncommon . Just finding an actual 68 will be hard , the frets are the least of worries. 9 out of 10 advertised 1968 customs are actually 1969 's you see for sale . You better study the late 60's LP website very well or you ll be looking at a bunch of 1969. customs , no t 1968 guitars . This explains why prices are all over the place. Dealers trying to pass off 69 guitars as 68's are lower prices. Which , given the premium you ll pay for a real 1968 , you can get a way better condition 69 and not give up too much . The the first ones built were stamped serials 899xxx and will cost you a butt load of money for a completely intact unmolested guitar. People with real 1968 LPC know what they have and you ll more than likely have to meet their price ....or buy a 1969 . They are too cool for school.