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Hello, First excuse me for writing I am French ... :)

 

I just had a fabulous Gibson Les Paul and I would like to have much information on it in particular via the serial number.

I also have the testimony of people who have the same model etc ...

 

It's a guitar I found in Paris' Pigalle district.

 

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Here for characteristics:

 

Title: Gibson Les Paul Custom Historic Reissue 1968 flammed Top

 

Serial number: 012678 (inlaid in the wood behind the head)

 

. Type: Solidbody electric guitar

. Series: Custom Shop Historic Collection

. Origin: USA, Nashville

. Body: Solid Mahogany

. Top: carved flamed maple grade AAAA

. Neck: Mahogany one piece, profile 'Rounded'

. Fingerboard: Ebony

. Joint body / sleeve: Mortise & Tenon Long Neck

. Frets: 22 Medium

. Scale: 24.75 "

. Pickups: 2 humbucker Gibson Classic 57

. Caps: Nickel plated

. Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone and 3-position selector

. Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Gold Plated Zamak

. Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar Gold Plated Zamak

. Tuners: Grover Modern nickel plated

. Cosmetics: net cash edge - Mesh cuffs

. Colour: Heritage Cherry Sunburst

. Verni: Nitrocellulose Gloss (shiny)

. Adhesives: Titebond 50 Franklin

. Certificate of authneticity + original case

 

Thank you to you all information you can give me.

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Seems like you already have most of your info.

 

I just had a fabulous Gibson Les Paul and I would like to have much information on it in particular via the serial number.

From Gibson's website:

 

YYRRRM

Y is the production year

RRR® indicates the guitar's place in production for that year.

M is the model being reissued

Reissue model codes:

1= SG Custom and Special

2= SG Standard

3= 1963 Firebird 1

4= 1964 Firebird III

5= 1965 Firebird V & VII

8= 1968 Les Paul Custom

 

One thing to note is that the serial numbers repeat themselves every 10 years. I have a 2010 '68 Custom but the serial number starts with 00.

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On 11/2/2010 at 3:58 PM, Tim Plains said:

Seems like you already have most of your info.

 

From Gibson's website:

 

YYRRRM

Y is the production year

RRR® indicates the guitar's place in production for that year.

M is the model being reissued

Reissue model codes:

1= SG Custom and Special

2= SG Standard

3= 1963 Firebird 1

4= 1964 Firebird III

5= 1965 Firebird V & VII

8= 1968 Les Paul Custom

 

One thing to note is that the serial numbers repeat themselves every 10 years. I have a 2010 '68 Custom but the serial number starts with 00.

Hi Tim,

I am potentially looking to buy a used 68 custom I found yesterday. The serial number starts with 09. Is there anyway to determine if it is a 2009 or a 2019? It appears to be in immaculate shape minus some indentations on the back from buckle rash and the case is mint and looks new so I am thinking a 2019 but I am not sure.

 

Thank you!

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On 7/20/2021 at 9:03 AM, Prowler45 said:

Hi Tim,

I am potentially looking to buy a used 68 custom I found yesterday. The serial number starts with 09. Is there anyway to determine if it is a 2009 or a 2019? It appears to be in immaculate shape minus some indentations on the back from buckle rash and the case is mint and looks new so I am thinking a 2019 but I am not sure.

 

Thank you!

As it has been said many times before, you're best bet is to take some time to call Gibson and share the information you have.  They know for sure and it literally takes less time than waiting for some potentially inaccurate response coming up here.  Not trying to pick a bone here, but rather trying to lead you in the best direction possible.  Calling Gibson is what I do when I have these sorts of questions.  This forum does not get Gibson employees' attention - just a bunch of regular Joes here. 

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