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Yours has a Nashville Schaller bridge - so its after 1975


I suspect you have a 1975 LP Deluxe in Tobacco Brown Sunburst


Is Neck Maple or Mahogany? They went Maple in late '77.




I own a '73 LP standard - identical color - but came with ABR-1, Large Humbuckers - I swapped for speed knobs.



S/N 122749



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Very nice guitars, guys!


Gibson USA, Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Memphis


- From 1975-1977 the number is typically found on a decal on the back of the headstock. This should be an 8 digit number that can be dated by the 1st and 2nd digits as follows:


99 = 1975

00= 1976

06 = 1977


- In 1977, Gibson introduced the serialization method that we primarily use to this day at Gibson USA, Gibson Acoustic, and the Gibson Custom facility in Memphis, TN.

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I agree with Are Nine. I have a 1976 Deluxe (much the same as yours RedfishRich) that I bought back in '77 (I replaced the mini humbuckers though). The Serial Number begins with 00. I also agree with AN, nice Guitars guys!!!!!



AL 028




1972 LP Custom (1954 Black Beauty RI)

1976 LP Deluxe

2008 Alex Lifeson ES-355 "Inspired By" (AL 028)

2001 Fender Stratocaster (USA)

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Re guitar dater project



I enter my LP Standard S/N 122749


It says :


Your guitar was made at the

Kalamazoo or Nashville Plant , USA

approximately in: 1970, 1971 or 1972




That is wrong

Its Kalamazoo, 1973




The Nashville Plant was not even built until 1974

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