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Odd L6S Custom Serial Number

#1 User is offline   El Giablo 

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:20 PM

I have a L6S Custom, with an ebony fretboard and dot inlays. The serial number is 700801. Which is stamped on the headstock. I got it from the original owner, with the original warranty card. It also shows the same serial number. Purchased for $499 +$89, on 10/04/75. The problem is, that serial number = a manufacture date of '70 - '72. There are no signs of damage or repair to the guitar. I thought maybe it could be an early '73 model. But those had block inlays. Thanks for your help. El G.
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#2 User is offline   j45nick 

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:39 PM

I don't see a problem with the suggested manufacture date of '70-'72. An L6S was probably not an overwhelmingly popular guitar at the time, so it could easily have sat around for a couple of years before it was sold.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:50 AM

View Postj45nick, on 01 December 2011 - 12:39 PM, said:

I don't see a problem with the suggested manufacture date of '70-'72.

The model didn't exist in 1970 or '71. It wasn't designed until 1972, and was not actually launched until 1973.

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