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Eugen
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Hi guys!

My friend has a Les Paul I'm thinking to buy. Can you help me find out what the full name of the model is and any information about this particular model and its specs?

Serial Number: 123521312

I've only been able to find out it's been manufactured in Nashville, August 2012

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Thank you and have a good one!

 

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I looked up the Gibson website from 2012 via the Wayback Machine. I think the model this is most likely to be is the Les Paul Studio 50s Tribute Humbucker in satin honeyburst. It has the unbound plain top, the unbound fretboard, the uncovered double-black pickups, the gold reflector knobs with pointers, and the green keystone tuners, and you can see the screw hole where the pickguard has been removed. I've looked through the other models and I can't find one with the same combination of features.

It has a chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck with a rounded 50s profile with a baked maple fretboard, and 490R and 498T pickups.

The previous owner has removed the poker chip. From the three screw holes behind the tailpiece, it looks like it's had some kind of vibrato system fitted, but not a Bigbsy, because that leaves two holes on the top, further apart and one of them further forward than the other. I don't know what would leave holes in that pattern.

The Reverb price guide for that model and finish suggests it's worth £553-714 (about €625-807, US$674-870 at today's exchange rates).

 

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14 hours ago, paddybrown said:

I looked up the Gibson website from 2012 via the Wayback Machine. I think the model this is most likely to be is the Les Paul Studio 50s Tribute Humbucker in satin honeyburst. It has the unbound plain top, the unbound fretboard, the uncovered double-black pickups, the gold reflector knobs with pointers, and the green keystone tuners, and you can see the screw hole where the pickguard has been removed. I've looked through the other models and I can't find one with the same combination of features.

It has a chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck with a rounded 50s profile with a baked maple fretboard, and 490R and 498T pickups.

The previous owner has removed the poker chip. From the three screw holes behind the tailpiece, it looks like it's had some kind of vibrato system fitted, but not a Bigbsy, because that leaves two holes on the top, further apart and one of them further forward than the other. I don't know what would leave holes in that pattern.

The Reverb price guide for that model and finish suggests it's worth £553-714 (about €625-807, US$674-870 at today's exchange rates).

 

 

Hy paddybrown! Thank you so much for all this information. The wayback machine is a great tool. I'll keep using it 🙂

Thanks again, I really appreciate your effort

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