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#1 User is offline   aleacqua 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:51 AM

Hello. Iīm Alejandro from Argentina.
I wuold like to know some information of my fatherīs gibson les paul Deluxe.
I donīt know in which year was made. woods, microphones.
Can anyboy help me? thanks a lot.
i attach two photos
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#2 User is offline   IanHenry 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:39 PM

Hi Alejandro,
Your pictures haven't shown up. One thing you could do is e-mail Gibson with the guitar's serial number, they will probably be able to help you, they are very good.



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#3 User is offline   aleacqua 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:51 AM

Hello my friend. thank you very much for your answer.
I attach again the photos. (the others were too big)
I dont have and e mail to send. Do you? please send me if you have.
Thanks again!!
Alejandro

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#4 User is offline   IanHenry 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:25 AM

Alejandro, the contact form is on this page: http://www.gibson.co...er-Service.aspx
Just click on the "Talk 2 Us" tab. I'd imagine you would need to use English, but you've obviously got that covered.


Regarding the guitar pictures, I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure Pippy would be able to help you.


Regards,

Ian
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#5 User is offline   pippy 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:27 AM

Hi Alejandro.

The best bet would be, as Ian has suggested, to contact Gibson Customer Service but until you do here's my best guess;

The serial number system used by Gibson in the early '70s is notoriously unreliable. There were multiple duplicates so the best way for me to get a rough date is by looking at the guitar.

Your father's has a laminate neck construction. The laminated neck idea was introduced around 1969/70 and was originally mahogany but in around '73/'74 the wood was changed to maple. Yours seems to be mahogany so that would tie it in to the earlier years. The 'Made in USA' stamp was also correct for this timeframe. Starting in 1975 Gibson used a different method of marking the serial numbers so yours pre-dates '75.
My best guess just from the pictures would be somewhere between 1970 and 1973/74.

One other thing to check - assuming everything is original - would be to look at the code numbers stamped into the casing of the volume and tone potentiometers. All USA-made pots have a number which is a coded form of the manufacturer and the rough date they were manufactured. As an example; 1377225 would break down thus;
137 = CTS (Chicago Telephone Supplies) Corporation.
72 = (19)72.
25 = 25th week of the year.

As far as construction materials etc;
The main bulk of the body will be mahogany. If I'm right with my guess as to the date then it will probably have what we know as a 'Pancake' body where two slabs of mahogany sandwich a thin layer of maple.
The carved-top (under the gold paint) will be maple.
The neck, as has been discussed, seems to be the three-piece mahogany variety (with a further two 'wings' visible at the extreme widths of the peghead). The fingerboard is rosewood.
Pickups (microphones) are a pair of mini-humbuckers. These were originally designed- and used by the Epiphone company and became the property of Gibson after Gibson acquired the Epiphone marque.
The bridge is what is known as an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic. Hardware is chrome plated.
Tuning pegs are Gibson's version of Kluson Deluxe green keystone.
The guitar would originally have been fitted with a cream-coloured pick-guard. These are sometimes removed and put in the cubby hole of the case.
Knobs are 'Reflector' hat-box.
The case is Gibson's 'Protector' (AKA 'Chainsaw') high-density plastic. These were/are good cases but the locks/catches can be brittle so should be handled with care.

Can't really say much more. Any further questions please ask.

Pip.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

View Postpippy, on 08 November 2018 - 08:27 AM, said:


Can't really say much more. Any further questions please ask.

Pip.


Can any more be said?
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#7 User is offline   aleacqua 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:12 AM

hey. Thanks! iīve already sent an email to gibson.
When i have an answer i will tell you.
thaks again. sorry for my english. i speak spanish!! ja ja
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#8 User is offline   aleacqua 

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:14 AM

hey! thank you very much
i sent an email to gibson. when i have an aswer i will tell you.
thanks!
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:27 PM

View Postaleacqua, on 08 November 2018 - 11:14 AM, said:

hey! thank you very much
i sent an email to gibson. when i have an aswer i will tell you.
thanks!




Beautiful guitar! hope they can help you although Pip information was very complete
yo tambien hablo Espaņol Posted Image
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#10 User is offline   Big Bill 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:37 AM

Alejandro, if your not a guitar player, this would make a GREAT first guitar! That is a sweet Les Paul!
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#11 User is offline   aleacqua 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:13 AM

jaja Yes, iīm a guitar player my friend!
is my fatherīs guitar, but i play it very usually! jejeje!!
is a relic!!
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