Sorry for my very bad english...i'm french :(
i've got a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe that i can't precisely tell the year of production
here are the facts that i know :
Serial is 1XXXXX, and according to Gibson Serials it was made between 1970 and 1975
But regarding the Guitardaterproject website its between 1970 and 1972
The neck is 3 pieces mahogany, the body is pancake, the neck position mini humbucker left is not embossed with "Gibson" (so not a 72)
It was originally sunburst but have been refin in natural finish ( i believe that sunburst finish appaered in 71 on Deluxe)
unforunatly the electronics pots have been removed so it's impossible to know the exact year :(
it seems that the "Les Paul Model" is a Decal but i'm not sure of that
the neck junction is a Trans-tenon and so certainly a Kalamazoo built
the case is a Protector Gen1 case but don't know if it is original, i believe those case were first introduce in 1974 ?
Personnaly, i would say 73 or 74, but i would like some help
Thank you a lot !!!