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👦🏼I'm looking for a certain model Gibson Les Paul. I had a chance in either 1979 or 80 to buy one but had cash flow issues. If I recall it was a deep dark blue with very fine metal type finish which showed up well in the right light. I believe it was a studio or close since the only bindings were on the neck and headstock. Only thing I've been able to find close was an 08  robot . The guitar I'm searching for would've been likely from 1975 to 79 maybe 80.any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I don't remember much that happened in the 70s!  HA!  But,, Binding on a studio would I think call out a studio Plus IIRC.   If that helps at all.

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I don't remember Studios before the mid 80s, but I may mis-remember.  Early ones had bound necks and dots on the board, but not bound headstocks, that was for the fancy Customs.  Good luck finding it.  I hate when one gets stuck in yer head.

rct

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45 minutes ago, rct said:

I don't remember Studios before the mid 80s, but I may mis-remember.  Early ones had bound necks and dots on the board, but not bound headstocks, that was for the fancy Customs.  Good luck finding it.  I hate when one gets stuck in yer head.

rct

my handy dandy Tony Bacon's Les Paul book is back at the house, among the rubble...  It survived tho, so next time I'm there, I'll get it.  That would have the years different product lines were released and discontinued.

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I have a few Les Paul books downstairs...

1983, Alder for first few years, thinner than a regular Les Paul, single ply bind on neck and dots for first two years.  Devolved into a couple dozen Studios after 1986.  Surprise!

rct

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IIRC there was a limited run of DeLuxes in Red- and Blue-Sparkle finish sometime mid-'70s; Possibly one of those?

Philip.

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Hello Pippy!  I remember them.

rct

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24 minutes ago, rct said:

Hello Pippy!  I remember them....

 

Hello rct! I remember You!......[laugh]......How's it going?!

Hope all the members of The Old Guard are safe and well? Best wishes to all, anyhow!

Apropos the OP and having just checked one of the reference books here; "Rocket Red and Basalt Blue sparkle finishes were added to the (LP DeLuxe) range in 1974..."

Philip.

 

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Going well, and I hope the same for You and Yours.  Mrs set to retire, two bottles of Cristal waiting.  I can hear them calling...

rct

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7 minutes ago, pippy said:

 

Hello rct! I remember You!......[laugh]......How's it going?!

Hope all the members of The Old Guard are safe and well? Best wishes to all, anyhow!

Apropos the OP and having just checked one of the reference books here; "Rocket Red and Basalt Blue sparkle finishes were added to the (LP DeLuxe) range in 1974..."

Philip.

 

Pip! Welcome back man..  and this is why you should come here more often..  sounds like you had the answer..

 

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18 minutes ago, rct said:

Going well, and I hope the same for You and Yours.  Mrs set to retire, two bottles of Cristal waiting.  I can hear them calling...

rct

 

In which case might I suggest that it would be unutterably rude of you to turn a deaf ear?...

As it happens it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow. Our Crystal anniversary, would you believe? Champagne, needless to say, will be on the Carte des Vins demain-soir......

Nice to hear from you!

Philip.

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Oh my goodness enjoy your Anniversary!  Whatever yer having, I'm jelly.  You guys just hop a cab to France and buy the good stuff.  It is good to see you here fella, don't be a stranger too much.

rct

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20 minutes ago, kidblast said:

Pip! Welcome back man..  and this is why you should come here more often..  sounds like you had the answer..

Hi to you, KB! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe in these strange days?

I do pop in from time to time as and when I have a mo' but there seems to be a lot of strange internal niggling going on from some strange- and not so strange folks so I'm not sure what to make of the place these days...

Hope everyone is really looking after themselves.

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1 minute ago, rct said:

Oh my goodness enjoy your Anniversary!  Whatever yer having, I'm jelly.  You guys just hop a cab to France and buy the good stuff.  It is good to see you here fella, don't be a stranger too much.

rct

 

Well, we're taking the car over there in a couple of weeks' time so I'll be sure to post a snap of the 'haulage' on our return sometime mid- August...

[tongue]

Philip.

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2 minutes ago, pippy said:

 

Well, we're taking the car over there in a couple of weeks' time so I'll be sure to post a snap of the 'haulage' on our return sometime mid- August...

[tongue]

Philip.

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Hello there Big Boy!

Who is going to explain to poor Uncle Social (on the occasion of his first post!) that this is what happens to a thread once it is assumed the question has been answered?...

[laugh]

Philip.

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7 minutes ago, pippy said:

Hi to you, KB! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe in these strange days?

I do pop in from time to time as and when I have a mo' but there seems to be a lot of strange internal niggling going on from some strange- and not so strange folks so I'm not sure what to make of the place these days...

Hope everyone is really looking after themselves.

we're all healthy Pippy, If someone told me 2020 would be like this, I'd ask them what they'd been smokin.. but at this point, I'd rahter be askin if they had any more and wanted  to share.  🙂

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1 minute ago, pippy said:

Hello there Big Boy!

Who is going to explain to poor Uncle Social (on the occasion of his first post!) that this is what happens to a thread once it is assumed the question has been answered?...

[laugh]

Philip.

ha !  yea we hijacked it!!  didn't we...  Sorry bout that,, got all excited when Pippy strolled buy...

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Ha! Ha!

OK; see you guys in another two years!

Stay Safe, Everyone!

Philip.

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Welcome back Pippy, and great to hear from you again.  Good to hear you pop in and out some.  Wanted to say Happy Anniversary to you both and stay safe in these times.  Later. 

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Thanks so much!

We're staying VERY safe, I can assure you!

Been thinking about you and yours in these strange times. It's not easy days! Wishing you and yours the very best, too!

Philip.

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3 minutes ago, tx-ogre said:

Hey Pip.  Welcome back.

 

Hey, Ogre! Thanks very much for the Hi! Hope you are all doing really well!

My very best to you all in these weird times!

Philip.

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