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  1. Updated the link to Google Photos. Hopefully this is better. https://goo.gl/photos/1N3CpKejzqfumHMw5
  2. Background: I bought this Les Paul Custom in the mid-80's, used from a guitar shop. There is no other background on it. Some research seems to put it in the 1972-1974 range when serial numbers were in that unpredictable range. I haven't played for over 20 years. The guitar has simply moved with me through my life. Now my son is taking lessons so I pulled it out and put on new strings. His guitar teacher fawns over it. Maybe he's just being nice, but he really makes a point of it being a special piece. Serial number: 773487 Based on the serial number, the 3 pickups and anything that can be derived from the pictures, I'd love to hear informed feedback on it. - What looks original? - What is an add-on? I assume the pickups are not from the factory, but I really don't know. - The tuning hardware. That doesn't look original. --> update: clearly not original. If you look at the picture, it's secured with a single screw and there's a hole for a second, presumably from the originals. --> The brand on the tuners is Grover. - Any ideas on value? I'm not selling it, but it's good information to know. Disclaimer: the last picture shows a 1/4" divot. That's the one major blemish. All other wear is natural such as the metal corrosion. The yellowing of the ivory is very consistent and beautiful. By the way, what's the best way to clean one of these. Photo links: https://goo.gl/photos/1N3CpKejzqfumHMw5
  3. I have never turned a screw on this guitar so not sure what's going on inside. It was bought as-is in the late 80's from a guitar shop in Fresno. Look for some more detailed hi-res pictures hopefully this weekend. Thanks for the the feedback.
  4. I attached one pic of the body to give a general idea. I will be taking some higher quality pictures for the other forum as soon as I can. Thanks for the info.
  5. Hello all. I have had a custom Les Paul mothballed moving me from home to home as I hung up the guitar about 30 years ago. As time passed, my teenage son has started guitar lessons. I pulled it out, restrung it and went to his first lesson. The instructor says it's quite a specimen. I've taken the serial # and done research. Little did I know what a popular subject that is: how old is my Les Paul. I plan to go into another board to provide more detail and get feedback. The serial # is 773487 on a 3-pickup ebony custom. It seems to be from the 1974 era. Anyway, I look forward to learning more about my guitar, perhaps a little history and maybe even value.
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