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Tcarlisle

1963 Gibson Thin line es-120t

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Hey Gibson forum! Just trying to do some research on a friends guitar and I need some help. I believe this to be a 1963 Gibson thin line es-120t but I cant find one with this white pickguard. I know they are prone to cracking and I'm wondering if someone just replaced the original black with a white off of an Epiphone Granada or something? Any ideas on which model this is would be helpful, its a 108XXX serial number which should date it between '63-'67.. Thanks!

 

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Sorry no help identifying what that might be.  Unusual to have a pickguard like that covering up where the second F-hole would normally be.  Pickguard is aged and cracked and might be the original?

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That's the stock pickguard for the Epiphone Granada, which is a Kalamazoo-made clone to the ES-120.

It's possible that Gibson borrowed from Epi parts when the guitar was built, or someone replaced it later, or it was special ordered that way.

If I recall correctly, there's only one F-hole on the instrument, and an access cutout under the pickguard.  

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