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  1. The cardboard (or Archcraft) cases that these guitars came with in the 50’s and the 60’s were the worst. The guitars flopped around & the case offered less protection than a gig bag. The new cases may not fit like they should at that price point, but they are light years better than the cases the originals came in. On another note, I think I read that Gibson is having another manufacturer thanTLK making their cases. Anyone else hear that also?
  2. Only one rusty cover on eBay for $325. Not worth it. Originals show up from time to time, you just have to be patient & watch regularly.
  3. I finally got around to adding the 3/4” styrofoam spacer to the inside of the Gator case. The bass fits perfectly now! I had to buy an entire pack from Menard’s a while back to get a small piece for another case. I cut it roughly the size of the grey foam that was there before. I put double back tape on both sides of the styrofoam. Then ran a bead of clear silicone around the corner of the case, tucked everything back in & pushed things down. A perfect fit!
  4. They are great guitars for the money! I bought one in blue stain about 6 months ago, it’s a keeper......
  5. It looks like it might be a better option. I have to put a small towel or something under the end of the body in my formed cases. Your case fits as is.... I may rip the material out someday & add 3/4” of styrofoam to fill the void. I did this to another case & it worked well.
  6. Taking away either the first or the last number, it still doesn’t fall exactly in 1969 on this list. Gibson serial numbers can be all over the place....
  7. That would make it an early 1969! It’s hard to say why it has an extra number in it’s serial #. It has over 50 years of history to tell. Is one of the numbers obviously off center? Could it have been stolen at one point? The serial # might have been altered to make it more difficult to trace........
  8. It should have six numbers only until 1975, when they went to an oval decal. Is he able to read the pot codes? That would help narrow it down. 1376929 is the pot code on my ‘69 Les Paul Deluxe. The pot was made the 29th week of 1969.
  9. You'll need to pick up a set of adapters, like these on eBay............... https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Quick-Connect-adapters-for-Gibson-control-board-pcb-pickup-wire-connector-plug/223572156776?hash=item340df06168:g:b-UAAOSwxcFegUzH
  10. Please post some pics & try to read the pot codes. Example... 1376934, 137=CTS, 69=year pot mfg, 34=week of year mfg.
  11. Hi, I don't believe that a pre 1969 Les Paul Personal exists. The model didn't really hit the market until 1970. According to my shipping total book, (2) were shipped in 1969 & (222) were shipped in 1970. Mine is actually a 1971. Many of the guitars with pot codes that are identified as '69 are actually '70s, they must have wired quite a few assemblies at the same time. There are two for sale on Reverb, one claims to be a 1969 but it's unlikely. Both are in nice shape with nice gold hardware. https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Gibson Les Paul Personal
  12. I find this rather odd since this is still a current model. I’m not familiar with the Epiphone Jack Casady, just the original LP Sig Bass. I surfed around looking for parts or a trashed bass that might be bought cheap, nothing! The Gibson bass had a variable impedance transformer. If the Epiphone doesn’t have this feature, a standard mic transformer might work. It works on all of the Gibson Low Impedance guitars. If Jack Casady has a web page, you might want to ask him personally.......
  13. I bought both the bass & a LP Jr just before everything shut down. Both guitars needed to have the sharp edges of the frets dressed down. I brought it to a tech at GC & he did it for no charge in just minutes. Made a big difference. The Jr was store stock from Colorado & ended up being fine. Bring it to your local Guitar Center if you live by one. I am very happy with both of these guitars!
  14. I found a replacement on eBay. On my case, the part on the cover was ok & with a little modification I was able to replace the latch side. There is another style that looks closer, but I only see them in chrome. https://www.ebay.com/itm/General-Drawbolt-Closure-Latch-for-Guitar-or-musical-cases-luggage-Gold-plated/222409028696?epid=561972060&hash=item33c89c7458:g:dGAAAOSwx6pYom-b This is what I bought a few years back.....
  15. This is an internet photo of a typical mid sixties to early seventies stamped serial #. Note the spacing & the differences in the “1” & “7”. I checked my ‘67 ES-335 & the serial # looked the same as this example. There have been a lot of odd things surfacing during this period so who knows......
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