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  1. Hey guys, I’ve been wanting one of these for a while and one just came up for sale near me. I am new and kind of hurriedly posting this, so I apologize in advance for any rules I may be breaking. I am wondering if this guitar is legit. Here’s the ad: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/msg/d/minneapolis-2005-usa-gibson-les-paul/7374725454.html I really don’t want to get ripped off, so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
  2. Hello. I purchased an L6 (or similar) that has a SN that is “1 of 1”. Has anyone see a Gibson USA that has 1 of 1 instead of a serial number? I’m really curious about what I bought. The guitar is really well built and plays extremely well. It has Fralin P-90s and some other unique features for an L6. images: https://www.instagram.com/p/CS499fzBnBH/?utm_medium=copy_link
  3. Hello. Is it common to have inlay not perfectly centered between frets for old instruments? I have an LP custom historic collection 1993 with block inlays not centered between frets. Other issue is fretboard itself. Never noticed that before. Thank you
  4. Hi everyone, I sure could use some help in finding my mid 1970’s Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” that was stolen November 1983 from my rehearsal space in San Rafael, CA. just north of San Francisco. Pics below. My parents bought me the guitar brand new for my birthday in 1977. They have both died recently and it would mean a great deal to me having this guitar back in my hands and heart as it’s rightful home. There would be a market value reward for the guitar’s return and no questions asked. I was a big fan (still am!) of Peter Frampton and tried to copy his classic LP Custom with my 1970’s modifications below: I'm not on Facebook, just Instagram, so any help is very much appreciated, thank you! Specific details: - Gibson Les Paul Custom S/N 491498 with gold hardware. Serial number makes it built from 1974-1976. - Serial Number 491498 is stamped into the wood on back of headstock. - Factory Second, Number 2 was stamped into the wood on back of headstock. - There is a long finish crack directly under the low E string that runs between the pickup bezels. - There’s a small hole drilled between the two volume controls where I added a coil tap switch in the late 1970’s. You can see the switch in the second photo below. - Pickups were changed to Dimarzio Super Distortions in the late 1970’s. And around 1982 a custom wound low output black/cream zebra Dimarzio X2N pickup was put in the bridge position. - Pickguard, both pickup bezels and pickup selector ring were painted white by me in the late 1970’s. - Gold speed knobs were added by me in the late 1970’s. - A refret was done in the early 1980’s using large fret wire. I know it’s a long shot but with both my parents now dead I want to find this treasure they bought me as it connects me back to their memories. Thank you, Greg Vorobiov www.gregvorobiov.com
  5. Hi everyone, I sure could use some help in finding my mid 1970’s Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” that was stolen November 1983 from my rehearsal space in San Rafael, CA. just north of San Francisco. Pics below. My parents bought me the guitar brand new for my birthday in 1977. They have both died recently and it would mean a great deal to me having this guitar back in my hands and heart as it’s rightful home. There would be a market value reward for the guitar’s return and no questions asked. I was a big fan (still am!) of Peter Frampton and tried to copy his classic LP Custom with my 1970’s modifications below: I'm not on Facebook, just Instagram, so any help is very much appreciated, thank you! Specific details: - Gibson Les Paul Custom S/N 491498 with gold hardware. Serial number makes it built from 1974-1976. - Serial Number 491498 is stamped into the wood on back of headstock. - Factory Second, Number 2 was stamped into the wood on back of headstock. - There is a long finish crack directly under the low E string that runs between the pickup bezels. - There’s a small hole drilled between the two volume controls where I added a coil tap switch in the late 1970’s. You can see the switch in the second photo below. - Pickups were changed to Dimarzio Super Distortions in the late 1970’s. And around 1982 a custom wound low output black/cream zebra Dimarzio X2N pickup was put in the bridge position. - Pickguard, both pickup bezels and pickup selector ring were painted white by me in the late 1970’s. - Gold speed knobs were added by me in the late 1970’s. - A refret was done in the early 1980’s using large fret wire. I know it’s a long shot but with both my parents now dead I want to find this treasure they bought me as it connects me back to their memories. Thank you, Greg Vorobiov www.gregvorobiov.com
  6. Hi dear L5s enthusiasts! This guitar is a mystery to me. In all the years of playing Gibson L5s I have never seen one with this finish. So far I only knew about sunbursts, firebursts and natural finishes from that era. What do you think? Is the guitar refinished? Also this guitar seems to have a 2-piece top, 3-piece middle and 2-piece back body. None of the L5s guitars from the 70s had that. They all had the 3-piece top, 3 piece middle and 3-piece back body. You can even see it on all the models (firebursts, sunbursts, naturals) through their finishes. The first time I know that this guitar had a 2-piece top was at the Ron Wood Signature L5s Custom in the 2000s (and maybe his personal one was like that too, I dont know). But all the other models from the 70s had these visible 3-piece tops. Any thoughts on that? Very curious about your thoughts.
  7. Anyone know where I can get a replacement push pull pot for phase switching for an Epi Les Paul custom pro ? Or if there is any way to repair one that doesn’t pull up?
  8. Hey all, I'm trying to get an idea of what this guitar is and what the value may be. I've never seen an SG with custom inlay or Les Paul tags on it. Can anyone help identify it by the serial number or tell me the value of it? I'm just not sure what I have. Thanks!
  9. Hi folks, Need some assistance from you (and your knowledge). I stopped using Gibson guitars for 4-5 years, sold my 3 LPC (2x 2008 and 1 2014) because I started using another brand of guitars (Mayones). So long story short, I have been thinking on buying a Les Paul Custom again to record a new album and probably keep it for future stuff. Reason why I moved away from Gibson was because of the weight and neck profile mostly, but I kind of need one now for certain things (scale length and overall sound for rhythm sections). So I have 2 options available right now from local sellers. 1 guy has a 2000 LPC, it looks like at that year Gibson was still building the LPC at the USA side of the Nashville factory, comes with the brown/pink Gibson USA case and no COA due to the year. The other option I have available is a 2014 LPC, similar to the one I had 5 years ago but with the gold hardware (mine had chrome hardware), comes with Case, COA, etc, the regular stuff that includes the Custom Shop guitars since moving production to that side of the factory. Now the real deal is, the 2000 LPC sells for $2’300 USD, while the 2014 LPC sells for $3’100 USD. I have never had the chance to try a “non Custom Shop” LPC. 1. What would you suggest based on your experience ? 2. How different is the LPC CS model to the USA model ? (Construction, Wood, Neck) Best Regards
  10. Hello all. I wonder if anyone has any idea or information regarding this guitar. I'm not certain if it was a prototype or promotional model, and I can't seem to find anything related online. It has a custom shop sticker on the back, and interestingly the signature of Zakk Wylde '93 on the back of the headstock. More interested in identification, origin, and the like as opposed to value estimations...although every tiny piece of info is greatly appreciated! Thanks again for any opinions, suggestions, etc. -Jackie Smith
  11. Hey, I found a seller of a 1974 Twentieth Anniversary Les Paul custom. He told me it was the second off the production line based on the serial number which is 3705072. There are some images attached. I've never heard of Gibson doing a 2nd off the production line serial numbers and every online decoder has been unable to verify if this thing is real. Just want to make sure what I'm buying is a real Gibson. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  12. Can someone help me to understand if this is genuine and what it worth? https://imgur.com/gallery/ac7Afaq
  13. Ciao a tutti, sono nuovo in questo forum ma vi leggo da un po'. Da qualche mese mi è balenata l'idea di acquistare una Les Paul r8 e vorrei chiedervi qualche info a riguardo: che differenza c'è tra quelle con il certificato "arancione" e quelle con il certificato "a libretto"? a parte l'anno di produzione ovviamente. Per quanto riguarda i prezzi dell'usato noto che difficilmente si trovano al di sotto dei 2900/3000, come mai? sto cercando di capirne di più e ovviamente accetto suggerimenti. Grazie in anticipo!
  14. Gibson CS 60th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Standard Reissue Gloss Gold Top. Guitar is in perfect shape, comes with all the case candy and the vintage spec case of course. $3700 is fair, the cheapest I have found this particular guitar is $4400, and it keeps going up in value. One of 60 made for the 60th Anniversary of the original 57 gold top. Let me know if this is not the place to post. Thanks. Located in New Jersey.
  15. Greetings, i was curious to know how rare an ebony finish is for the Gibson Custom EDS 1275 model produced in recent years. I have this model in this finish but do not come across others. Thank you for your interest!
  16. Could anyone tell me if this appears to be a custom Gibson guitar? It looks like a mismatch of parts but I’m not sure if any of it is legitimately Gibson other than perhaps the pickup? Which could just be a cover? New to this. Thanks.
  17. I’ve got a Gibson Les paul custom with a 6 digit serial number of 140533 stamped on back of headstock with “made in USA” below. Best guess is it’s between ‘70 and ‘72. Anyone have any better info? Most of the sites I’ve checked aren’t very clear.
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