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I am trying to figure out my model number.

LPTDSK+ITCH3

I think it is Les Paul Traditional Iced Tea Chrome Hardware. I have no idea what the first S, K, and 3 mean. Also, the first s also looks like a 5. Who knows?

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This is a little puzzling, and I know little about modern Les Pauls.  I tried a couple of web searches, and so far only found this:  https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?147863-Does-anyone-know-how-to-read-Model-Number-Coding

The "+" is supposed to indicate a "plus" (more flamed) top.  The "S" (if it's indeed and "S" and not a "5"), sometimes indicates sunburst, but that would seem redundant considering the "IT" lettering for iced tea, which is a burst shade.  I have also seen "S" indicating a "satin" finish.

Still not sure what a "K" might indicate ("Koa" is the only guitar-related thing that's coming to mind), or the "3" at the end.  Brain teasers are fun, though.  Hopefully somebody else chimes in with ideas.

Edited by JimR56

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More info here:  https://forum.gibson.com/topic/91925-interpreting-les-paul-model-numbers/

The "3" at the end apparently indicates the "third run" of that particular model.

As an old school Gibson guy for over 40 years, I have to say that (especially after reading through the thread I just linked here) I find all these model codes kind of ridiculous.  If letters weren't being duplicated with different meanings, I might feel less so, but it's still pretty confusing.

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