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Lp Custom 1980 color question

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What color is my 1980 Custom? Never seen it anywhere.

Oxblood and wine red are options, but all of the ones I have seen has had a "see-through" look where you can see the wood clearly.

There in none of that here, the paint is much, much  thicker. Had a fire engine red once where the paint was just as thick, but that is also not the color here.

Anyone? Thanx.

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Not sure, but that's a great looking color. 

In the 60's, Gibson offered "Cardinal Red" and "Ember Red" (Ember being the darker of the two).  Looking at examples of both in an image search, it's hard to get a firm idea on what those colors should look like (especially aged), because of the difficulty of accurately capturing colors in photos.  Anyway, something else to chew on.

Any chance it was refinished?

For whatever it's worth, here's a topic on red Gibsons from another forum:  https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?182784-The-Red-Thread-Factory-Red-Gibsons-from-the-Golden-Era

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