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January 26, 1960
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  1. In Topic:2017 Les Paul Classic?

    Yesterday, 06:55 PM

    A traditional is a higher-end guitar, then a classic. according to the pickup cavity code you listed, it is a Classic, but either way, you have a very nice instrument there for the price you paid.

    View PostSMH, on 20 November 2017 - 08:39 AM, said:

    I can not find anything that would tell me that this is a fake. I do see that the serial numbers can begin with the year. The only thing I can find, after scouring the internet, is a sam ash traditional limited-edition model and a the same model sold by a Canadian company. Sam ash sold these guitars for $1599 and offered a $200 coupon making it $1399. Not a bad price. The finish isnt as nice as all the Classics I had tried out, but over all it is a decent looking guitar. Im hoping Gibson will get back to me to verify exactly what this guitar is. I am still sceptical this is a Classic and more likely a Traditional, but I can be wrong.
  2. In Topic:2017 Les Paul Classic?

    19 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

    View PostSMH, on 18 November 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

    If the first and fifth numbers indicate the year it was made, and numbers 2,3,and 4 indicate the day of the year it was made, then day 700 indicates its clearly a fake.

    on a 2017 the first and second digit is the year. they started that in 2014. Absolutely not a fake. you can see the 3 piece head-stock in the photos. the nylon nut, nibs on the fret ends.this is the ABR bridge you need . https://stratosphere...luminum-nickel/
  3. In Topic:2017 Les Paul Classic?

    19 November 2017 - 10:17 PM

    View PostSMH, on 18 November 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

    Hello! Im hoping someone can help. I bought this Les Paul that was listed as a mint 2017 Less paul Classic American Tobacco Sunburst. It was stripped down, just the body and neck, paid $1099. I knew there was a problem when I went to put on a Historic abr-1 bridge and the posts were to small.It has the bushings for a Nashville bridge.
    I believe it may be a 2011 Traditional, a limited edition, or possibly a 2017 Traditional. I think the truss rod cover was changed to a Classic, i guess it could be a Classic or could be a counterfeit.
    Im not a dealer, just a guitar player. I moved alot of gear to get this and rest of the parts. Im going to open a case with ebay and could use whatever info I can get. If it is a 2017 Classic Ill just shut and play it.
    Thank you, Steve

    Serial number: 170018553
    Bridge pickup cavity marked: CPC5 17
    Neck cavity marked: TO
    Looks like a 2017 Les Paul Classic T to me. They have the bushings now so they can interchange the NEW ABR and The Nashville at the factory. A Historic ABR will not fit, the post are a different size. Go to Stratosphere guitars and look at them stripped down like you have there and you will see this is a legit Gibson. Probably a special run for Guitar center or AMS which accounts for the color. here is that exact guitar from Stratosphere, a very reputable company.
  4. In Topic:Help identify Gibson Les Paul Custm

    02 November 2017 - 08:44 PM

    I see nothing that would make me think it was fake. It looks like a Norlin era Les Paul Custom, before they stamped the Serial into the wood. Someone did a really bad nut job on it, and made it way too thick, cuasing them to shave some off the truss rod cover. I think it is ok.

    View PostAlexandru, on 28 September 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

    Could you help me identify this Les Paul Custom?
    It do not has a serial number stamped on the back of the headstock and some things tell me that it's a fake.
    What do you think?
    Thank you!
  5. In Topic:Help identifying a ES355

    02 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

    sorry, it posted my reply twice, and I can't find the delete. lol



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