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Jeremiah

Help with ID please 1989? Les Paul VSB?? Sn# 9 0001

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Hello,

 

I've been trying to research this guitar I recently purchased from Reverb and the seller advertised it as a 2000 Les Paul. I pulled pots cover off and found a pot number of R1378907 which makes me think this is from 1989. I pulled the pickups out and found Pat# "U.S. Patent 2,737,842" stamped into the back of the pickups but no printed date stamps. It has a metal input jack and what's interesting is it has a Les Paul signature on the back with what looks like it was signed to the Ash Family on their 72nd year in business on his 81st birthday which gives me a date of the signature of 1996. The serial number is also very interesting because it's an ink stamp on the head stock 9 0001. I haven't been able to find any info from the online databases for serial numbers. Any ideas on what this is? My guess is that this might be to a custom built one off or the first of the CMT Sam Ash run of Les Pauls but can't come up with any details. Below are some pictures to help.

 

 

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YwXC5Fj7WZSMTN4J7

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UZjvEB7BG6LLjr5SA

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4yAfeJ8T3quVDdSq9

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UD2CoHVa9aZzpSJe7

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ahCQWAxtrXYKG53s9

 

Thank you for your help,

Jeremiah

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