Pete Townshend’s Numbered Gibson Les Paul Guitars #1-#9

Posted 11 February – That’s interesting you bring up the horn shape and the headstock shape. I don’t know if it has anything to do with it, but the Deluxe model and a buttload of others were made at two different factories- both Kalimazoo and Nashville. My understanding is that the Deluxe was made from almost the beginning of the Nashville coming in, but still made in ‘Kalimazzo as well at the same time. So, to me, you would think that maybe where it was made would have something to do with the ‘radically’ different shapes, but I have seen some models that I KNOW were Kalimazzo made with the point and big headstock, and the other way around. If there is a way to tell where it was made looking at it, I don’t know what it is. I am pretty sure the funky shape differences go all the way back to the beginning of the model, or at least some of them.

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What is the value of a Gibson les paul deluxe cherry sunburst? I have this same guitar and have researched this a few times over the past couple of years. What is the value of a Les Paul classic?

DATING GIBSON GUITARS BY REFERENCE OF SERIAL NUMBERS. Some lap steels and Les Paul’s from have such a serial number. Another exception to the above rules is in the autumn from , where a some Les Paul Juniors and Specials had a four-digit serial number. Gibson serial numbers, from February until

Notice the pot code which indicates that it was made by CTS in the 19th week of Just like the basses themselves, the potentiometers the volume and tone dials have certain codes stamped into them that can provide useful information. These are an invaluable tool for dating vintage Gibson Instruments. The Gibson serial number system can be very difficult to interpret to say the least – whilst the pot codes had a simple system in which the date of manufacture was encoded into the numbers stamped into the casing.

Usually on the back, as shown in the picture here, or sometimes on the side. CTS codes are in the format year-week. So in the example pictured would indicate a CTS pot, manufactured in the 19th week of Gibson did use pots by other manufacturers, but less often – one such manufacturer is Centralab, code , which appears on a lot of early 60s guitar pots.

For example a Centralab pot with code would indicate a production date of the second week of

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Finally the perfect Les Paul Over the years Gibson has tried so many different things on LP’s but they finally built the perfect one for me and probably for you too. Let me run it down: Read complete review Over the years Gibson has tried so many different things on LP’s but they finally built the perfect one for me and probably for you too.

The reason LP’s always had killer sustain is the thick mahogany body has tons of resonance. IMO the best neck they’ve ever made.

The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories. For guitars made prior to use the extended search function. This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.

White had worked with Leo in the very early days of Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company as the plant manager and stayed on after the company was sold to the CBS Corporation , but had grown unhappy with their management. Tom Walker worked as a sales rep at Fender. Because of a year non-compete clause in the contract that sold the Fender companies to CBS, Leo Fender was a silent partner. The name of this partnership was changed to Musitek, Inc.

In , the company started producing its first product, an amplifier designed by Leo Fender and Tom Walker called the “Sixty Five”. It was a hybrid of tube and solid state technology. The preamps used the then burgeoning solid state “op-amp” integrated circuits embodying traditional Fender preamp time constants and architecture, while the power amps typically featured a Cathode Driven Tube power amp stage, much as were used in the radio broadcast industry in AM Transmitters.

There were a few models with a tube phase splitter in them, but for the most part Music Man amplifiers used the faster responding common Grid, Cathode Coupled drive from a solid state front end that players characterized as “loud as hell”. The number of designs rapidly increased.

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Not Peggy Lee Format: Only tracks featuring Peggy Lee are listed above in other words, not the full track listing. In its heyday, this track album was a treasure trove of debuting masters. Seven tracks were making their very first commercial appearance. It should be noted, in passing, that this album has a companion piece, titled Benny Goodman Presents Fletcher Henderson Arrangements.

The two albums share the same release history, but the Fletcher Henderson item does not concern us here, because Peggy Lee is not featured in it.

This les paul deluxe to date a dot on the gibson phoenix dating back to Let’s say les paul but it is a les paul if my. Learn more about serial numbers of the autumn from by .

This year-old is still in good shape with average playwear. Very nice low action with jumbo frets, perfectly set up and plays like a dream. Great sounding original mini humbuckers deliver the roundness, definition, and punch that these mini humbuckers are known for. A blend of humbucker and single coil tonalities, really fat sounding neck pick up reads 6.

Some don’t like the look of the mini humbucker on a Les Paul but once you experience the great tone of the Deluxe you will never look back. The ’76 Deluxe is a pancake style mahogany construction and she weights at 4. Comfortable weight for a Les Paul. The three-piece neck is well known for its stability and tone. Beautiful Rosewood fretboard with minor fret wear in the cowboy court area though this does not affect the playability.

Has the low jumbo frets known for this era that plays super comfortable and fast. No cracks or breaks on the neck or headstock. All the hardware still works in perfect order with untouched solder and date CTS pots. All original and intact plastic parts with beautifully aged cream pickup rings and scratchplate with reflector cap tone and volume knobs.

All in all, great condition with just your average road wear.

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Serial number info Fender limited edition Telebration series Telecaster for sale. For Fender’s Telecaster 60th anniversary celebration Fender created 12 different models, one to be released each month in Greg’s Vintage Guitar sales Worldwide Check back often as we are rebuilding and repopulating our new mobile device friendly website with more vintage guitars for sale as well as parts,amps,speakers bass guitars and music memorabilia for sale at Greg’s Guitars.

Hi, I am trying to date and value my Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop. I have checked the serial number search on the Gibson website but it is not listed there.

Go to menu top I never heard anything better than a Fender if we’re talking about the big manufacturers. Later on, in the Guitar section, I’ll also talk about Standel and EchoSonic , but they’re produced in such small numbers that it’s fair to say they’ll only have historic interest to the most of us So As long as you get a tube Fender you’ll probably be on the right track, because they all sound pretty good. It doesn’t have to be vintage at all, but they do look pretty cool. Actually I started out playing a vintage Vox AC 30 and it wasn’t bad at all.

The sound was very ‘tube’ and that’s what you’re looking for, but Fender is still the better choice for Rockabilly. Fender Bassman ’59 reissue Many Rockabilly guitarists play a ’59 Fender Bassman or similar – vintage or reissue.

Gibson Brands Forums: Date a Les Paul Deluxe Gold top – Gibson Brands Forums

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Right: Kluson Deluxe “tulip” tuners on a Les Paul. Note this is the “single ring, single line” variety used from to Note this is the “single ring, single line” variety used from to

Enter the letters shown above: Rosewood fretboard with 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl trapezoid position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl “Gibson” logo and “Les Paul Model” silkscreened in gold. Two layer black over white bell shaped truss-rod cover with two screws and “Deluxe” engraved in white. Serial number ” ” stamped on back of headstock. The original tuners have been replaced with individual Schaller M6 machine tuning heads with half-moon shaped metal buttons.

Four controls two volume, two tone plus three-way selector switch. The original potentiometers are stamped are stamped ” 72 30″ CTS, July Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. Original separate stud tailpiece. There is some light belt buckle scarring on the back, some small areas of wear on the edges and a few very minor and insignificant indentations on the top.

The original jumbo frets have been professionally dressed and show very little sign of wear. Overall this guitar appears to be in near mint condition but because of the modifications we shall give it a strong excellent plus 8.

Norman’s Rare Guitars – Guitar of the Day: 1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe


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