Gibson Les Paul Special DC Made in USA Red Faded color Good sound . 1967 Gibson ES-330 TD Guitar Vintage With Hard Case. $ 850.00. Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no “MADE IN USA” (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). Gibson Electric Guitar Gibson Guitars Fender Guitars Acoustic Guitars Electric Guitars Gibson Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Gibson Studio Les Paul Guitars. $ 2,000.00. $275.00 shipping. This updated system utilizes an impressed eight digit numbering scheme that covers both serializing and dating functions. The orange labels inside hollow bodied instruments was discontinued in 1970 and were replaced by white and orange rectangle labels on the acoustics, and small black, purple and white rectangle labels were placed on electric models. $1,399.00. Never had Grovers or other tuners fitted. Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite 1993. Dobro (1995-present) 1995-1997 A(A) (#)###YY A(A) = model code (#) ### = ranking number YY = last 2 digits of year Example – BA xxx 95 dates to 1995 1997-Current YMMDDRRY Y = last digit of year MM = Month DD = day of month RR = ranking number Y (last digit) = decade Gibson Goldtone Amps Product code/production number/quarter and year made Example – G-03/207/299 Note that the “‘G” is often mistaken for a “6”. $4,990.00. It came in ebony, cherry sunburst, tobacco sunburst … The best methods of identifying them is by using a combination of the serial number, the factory order number and any features that are particular to a specific time that changes may have occurred in instrument design (i.e. original 1952 Gibson SJ-200 . Stay tuned for Part III for more on that. The serial number will be an 8 digit number impressed into the back of the headstock with “MADE IN USA” below. No headstock or heel breaks. Serial number in the 500000 range. Code Letter and Year A 1935 B 1936 C 1937 D 1938 E 1939 F 1940 G 1941 Code Letter F O Ns were discontinued after 1941, and any instruments made during or right after World War II do not bear an F O N codes. Gibson Custom 1952-1960 Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V, and Futura reissues (since late 1992): M YRRR or MYRRRR M is the model year being reissued Y is the production year RRR(R) indicates the guitar’s place production for that year. The first 5 numbers remain the same, the last 3 numbers will remain the same. Ranking numbers 500-999 continued to indicate Nashville production through 1989. According to most accounts, Les Paul himself was never happy with the SG body style, which prompted the removal of his name from the model in 1963. $120.00 … It is also generally known to be the most frustrating and hard to understand system that Gibson has employed. The F O N is the only identification number on Gibson’s lower grade models (like the ES-125, ES-140, J-160E, etc.) 17 watching. Please check the fields highlighted in red. Standard, DeLuxe and DeLuxe A, 1958–1962 - Sold in America under the name Goya (not to be confused with Goya guitars, acoustic guitars by Levin). In this post, we'll see the Les Pauls of the '60s from the switch to the SG body shape in the first year of the decade through the return of the original body shape at decade's end. The numbers were used between the years 1961-1969. Get the best prices on our Vintage Gibson Acoustic Guitars both in-store and online. The Gibson GA-5 began life as the Les Paul Jr. Model between 1954-56. NOTE – as of 2000, 1st digit will be a “2” Examples: 91418009 is the 9th carved top produced on the 141st day of 1998. $9,795.00. The late 1960's period is considered to be the end of the better Gibson production years. This guitar started out life like all Les Paul Deluxe’s with mini humbuckers but has at some point been routed out for full size humbuckers giving it the appearance of a Les Paul Standard. These guitars also used a triple set of humbucker pickups which changed from PAF (Patent Applied For) humbuckers to Patent Number pickups in mid-1962. If you do not see your country please send us a message and we will promptly get you a quote. The numbers are usually stamped or written on the instrument’s back and seen through the lower F hole or round soundhole, or maybe impressed on the back of the headstock. Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop 1973 - 1975. Ace Frehley Les Paul – 1997 Limited run, numbered in sequence as “ACE xxx” Note: The discontinued Gibson USA Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul has a standard 8 digit serial number. 82765501 means the instrument was produced on Oct. 3, 1985, in Nashville and was the 1st instrument stamped that day. One piece mahogany body. When the original Les Paul was relaunched in the late '60s, the new "Standard" in the catalog was dubbed the Les Paul Deluxe until the actual Standard came back in in 1975 (though there were a few reissues of '50s Standards made in 1968 and 1969). NOTE: The earliest pancake body, typically a Later Series feature, I have seen SO FAR is an 88752X Les Paul Deluxe. Historic ES MODELS (since 1995): (A or B)-MYRRR M is the model year being reissued Y is the production year RRR indicates the guitar’s place in the sequence of Historic ES production for that year. [EDIT as of 5-2014: The earliest I have now seen is a 88750X guitar. MADE IN USA were also included on the transfer and some models had LIMITED EDITION also applied. The ES-335 is a semi-hollowbody guitar which means that it has a solid block of wood running through its center with hollow wings on either side. 82765501 means the instrument was produced on Oct. 3, 1985, in Nashville and was the 1st instrument stamped that day. Thank you Hector B. for your email and pictures!] $79.42 shipping. $44.99 shipping. Got one to sell? Fretboard has a large radius, with … Oops, looks like you forgot something. -Limited run of 150 aged models are numbered in sequence as “PAGE xxx” -Unlimited run of Custom Authentic models are numbered in sequence as “JPP xxx” Note: The discontinued Gibson USA Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul has a standard 8 digit serial number. It is estimated that Gibson’s Kalamazoo plant continued to use the 6 digit serial numbers through 1978 and 1979. This model was also very similar to its '50s counterparts, but featured a Maple top on the Mahogany body, where most '50s Customs used all Mahogany bodies. Les Paul Pro Deluxe. Numbered in sequence as “DB xxx” Dickey Betts ’57 red top Les Paul Numbered in sequence as “DBR xxx” Gary Rossington Les Paul Limited edition of 250. Prior to 1984 when the Kalamazoo, MI factory was closed, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production. YEAR LAST # 1903 1150 1904 1850 1905 2550 1906 3350 1907 4250 1908 5450 1909 6950 1910 8750 1911 10850 1912 13350 1913 16100 1914 20150 1915 25150 1916 32000 1917 39500 1918 47900 1919 53800 1920 62200 1921 69300 1922 71400 1923 74900 1924 80300 1925 82700 YEAR LAST # 1926 83600 1927 85400 1928 87300 1929 89750 1930 90200 1931 90450 1932 90700 1933 91400 1934 92300 1935 92800 1936 94100 1937 95200 1938 95750 1939 96050 1940 96600 1941 97400 1942 97700 1943 97850 1944 98250 1945 98650 1946 99300 1947 99999 White oval labels were used on instruments from 1902 to 1954, at which time the oval label was changed to an orange color. Like the Les Paul Standard, Gibson brought back the Les Paul Custom in 1968. Certain guitar models built in the late 1970s can be used to demonstrate the old-style 6 digit serial numbers . Year(s) Approximate Series Manufacture 1970, 1971, and 1972 100000s, 600000s, 700000s, 900000s 1973 000001s, 100000s, 200000s, 800000s and a few “A” + 6 digit numbers 1974 and 1975 100000s, 200000s, 300000s, 400000s,500000s, 600000s, 800000s and a few A-B-C-D-E-F + 6 digit numbers During the period from 1975-1977 Gibson used a transfer that had eight digit numbers, the first two indicate the year, 99=1975, 00=1976 and 06=1977, the following six digits are in the 100000 to 200000 range. The first number is A 100. 1957 Les Paul Custom. I rented a 1971 gold top Les Paul Deluxe with mini-humbuckers and a 3-piece neck and could have bought it for about $600. Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers. 1967 Gibson Melody Maker Pelham Blue. $95.00 shipping. 1967 Epiphone Century 422T Electric Guitar. In 1970, the words “MADE IN USA” was impressed into the back of instrument headstocks (though a few instruments from the 1950s also had MADE IN USA impressed into their headstocks as well). Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1957 Reissue Bill Nash Relic 2000. The Les Paul Triumph bass, like the Les Paul Recording guitar was first shipped in 1971, but was based on a slightly older model, the 1969 Les Paul Bass. In 2005, Gibson issued three Pete Townshend-signature edition Les Paul Deluxe guitars, based on his #1 Wine Red Les Paul Deluxe, his #3 Gold Top and his #9 Cherry Sunburst (all 1976). Sometimes called The Glitter Guitars. The production numbers run in a consecutive order and, aside from a few oddities in the change over years (1961-1962), it is fairly accurate to use them when identifying solid body instruments produced between 1953 and 1961. $40.00 shipping. Numbered in sequence as “AS xxxx” Dickey Betts ’57 goldtop Les Paul Limited edition of 114. Carved Top models (serial number on orange label) YDDDYRRR YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year RRR indicate the guitar’s place in the sequence of carved tops made that day. The first serialization started in 1902 and ran until 1947. Epiphone Elite/Elitist models FYSSSS F= Factory Code (this code will be an “F” or “T”) Y= Year of manufacture (2 = 2002, 3 = 2003, etc.) Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1960 Reissue 2011. NOTE: This number includes all models for a particular reissue year – so, for example, a 1958 Reissue serial number may include ’58 Reissue LP Standard and ’58 Explorer production. Andy Summers ES-335 Limited edition of 50. or Best Offer. which do not feature a paper label. In 1957 the model name was changed to 'Skylark'. $93.90 shipping. There are three separate groupings of numbers that have been identified and are used for their accuracy. 20045002 was the 2nd carved top stamped on the 4th day of 2005. 1908-1923 Approximate #s YEAR F O N 1908 259 1909 309 1910 545, 927 1911 1260, 1295 1912 1408, 1593 1913 1811, 1902 1914 1936, 2152 1915 2209, 3207 1916 2667, 3508 YEAR F O N 1917 3246, 11010 1918 9839, 11159 1919 11146, 11212 1920 11329, 11367 1921 11375, 11527 1922 11565, 11729 1923 11973 F O Ns for the years 1935-1941 usually consisted of the batch number, a letter for the year and the instrument number. The best advice if you have a Gibson Les Paul with a stamped-in six-digit serial number is to consult a reference book such as "The Blue Book of Electric Guitars" or the "Gibson Les Paul Book." SSSS= Sequential Serial Number Example – T41234 is a 2004 Elitist model. Both of these reissue models changed through 1969 with the introduction of a three-ply "pancake body" and a three-piece laminated Mahogany neck with a volute (a small bump) where the neck meets the headstock. This guitar featured P-90 pickups (like the original 1952-1956 Les Paul) instead of the “mini-humbuckers” of the Deluxe model, an ebony fingerboard, maple neck, mahogany body and chrome hardware. For the most accurate identification you would need to contact the Gibson Guitar Corporation itself. $ 2,000.00. or Best Offer. The … However, it has come to light recently that the Kalamazoo plant did not directly switch over to the “new” 8 digit serialization method in 1977. Though not used on the earliest instruments produced (those done in 1952), a few of these instruments have 3 digits stamped on the headstock top. http://www.frettedamericana.com/product/1969-gibson-les-paul An Exceptional January 1969 Les Paul Standard GoldTop With P-90s. By the close of 1960, sales of Gibson's flagship solidbody, the Les Paul were waning. There are always exceptions to these rules, the two listed below are worth noting: Les Paul Classic: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no “MADE IN USA” (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). The pattern is as follows: YDDDYPPP YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank. The 1st and 2nd indicate the year of manufacture for the 6 digit serial numbers which we’ve been using since 2000. $20.00 shipping. 1957 Les Paul Custom (The Black Beauty) Vintage Gibson Values--What is YOUR guitar worth? The production version (no difference in spec) numbered in sequence as “BONE xxx” Note: The discontinued Gibson USA Joe Perry Signature Les Paul made has a standard 8 digit serial number. 13 watching. Get it in front of 160+ million buyers. $1,500.00 ... Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe Regent 1951 Natural Blonde. Numbered in sequence as “GR xxx” Gary Rossington SG Limited edition of 250. So double check the serial numbers on those 1970s L-5s, Super 400s, and Super 5 BJBs! In the earlier years at Gibson, guitars were normally built in batches of 40 instruments. Functionally, these basses were very similar, although the Triumph did offer low and high impedance operation, without the need for a transformer cable. Apart from the body shape and finish, the original SG-style Les Paul Custom shared much with its single-cutaway predecessor. Welcome to part two of our ongoing series, A Les Paul From Every Year. GIBSON SERIALIZATION Identifying Gibson instruments by serial number is tricky at best and downright impossible in some cases. 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s. 1969 Les Paul Custom. The serial number would properly indicate the actual date of the guitar. production CS model produced in 2001. Original 1957 Les Paul Junior Jr … From what I've seen the guitar we know as the Les Paul today wasn't produced between 1961 and 1967, the guitar Gibson was calling the Les Paul then had an SG type body. During its tenure of 1954 until the late 60's the GA-5/GA-5T was probably Gibson's most popular model of amplifier. This January 1969 Les Paul … 1969 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Standard. FYYMMRRRR F= Factory code (this can be 2 letters as well) YY= year of manufacture (this can also be just 1 digit for ’90s models) MM= month of manufacture R= ranking number (may be more or less digits, not necessarily indicative of total units produced) Example – S02021234 was issued in Feb. 2002. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. 030084 is the 8th 1964 Firebird III reissue produced in 2003. The 1st digit indicates the year of manufacture for the 4 & 5 digit serial numbers, these were used from 1989-1999. The general Les Paul Deluxe model, introduced by Gibson in 1969, had the following features: 1. Close-up on a 1961 Les Paul Standard, the first with the SG body shape. $949.00. $820.00. $2,199.00. Most will be 5 to 6 digits in length, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers. This is a mini humbucker equipped deluxe original pickups. 3. 1963 Gibson SG Jr Vintage … 22 watching. Please check International rates. Gibson’s Factory Order Numbers were an internal coding that followed the group of instruments through the factory. Les Paul Classic 1989-2014: This model features an ink stamped serial number with no "MADE IN USA" (just as we used on the original 1952-1960 Les Pauls). Vintage 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe - Custom Factory Pat no. In most cases, only the upper end instruments were assigned identification numbers. There are several instances where batches of numbers are switched in order, duplicated, not just once, but up to four times, and seem to be randomly assigned, throughout the decade. Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band) used a 1957 Les Paul Goldtop with PAF pickups, a 1959 cherry sunburst Les Paul, a 1958 tobacco sunburst Les Paul … In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG design. logo design change, headstock volutes, etc). It should also be noted that the Nashville plant has not reached the 900s since 1977, so these numbers have been reserved for prototypes. Fine performance and outstanding styling. or Best Offer ... $95.00 shipping. The Kalamazoo numbers were discontinued in 1984. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. Tony Iommi SG Numbered in sequence as “TI xxx” Zakk Wylde Les Paul Bullseye and the rare “Rough Top” version numbered in sequence as “ZW xxx” Camo version numbered in sequence as “ZPW xxx” Gibson Banjos 1988 to present Earl Scruggs Models Standard: Sequential production number, starting at 001 ’49 Classic: YY-RR YY = Year of manufacture RR = ranking number (starts at 01) Golden Deluxe: YY-RR YY = Year of manufacture RR = ranking number (starts at 01) Flint Hill Special: FH-YY-RR YY = Year of manufacture RR = ranking number (starts at 01) Special: ES-YY-RR YY = Year of manufacture RR = ranking number (starts at 01) Style 250 250-TT-RR YY = Year of manufacture RR = ranking number (starts at 01) Granada YY-MM-RR YY = Year MM = Month RR = ranking number (starts at 01) RB RB### = sequential production number All other models S(S)-YYMM-RR S(S) = style (excluding style 250 – see above) YY = Year MM = Month RR = ranking number Epiphone Most regular production models since ca. Tricky at best and downright impossible in some cases Acoustic Guitars Electric Gibson. Coil but cooler than full humbucker and fatter than single coil but cooler full. 1964 Firebird III reissue produced in 2003 serialization started in 1902 and ran until 1947 production... Closed, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production ranking numbers for Bozeman start each day at 001 the. For `` solid guitar. `` your email and pictures! July 2005 the instrument. Es-335 stands as one of Gibson 's all-time most iconic models date and authenticate.... Would be from 1967 these Guitars can essentially be seen as the 300s cutaways and edges. B… this is a site that offers free shipping to the SG for `` solid guitar..... Gibson mini ( “ New York ” ) humbuckers, with adjustable pole pieces and Alnico II magnets back! Used a Gibson Les Paul Custom ( the Black Beauty ) Vintage Gibson Values -- What is guitar. Edition of 114 go as high as 8 thousand and ' o ' logo name. Electrics may start as low as the Les Paul Goldtop Standard the numbers 001-499 show Kalamazoo production 500-999... To demonstrate the old-style 6 digit serial numbers serializing and dating functions produced on Oct. 3, 1985, 1990. 863 E 02 pieces and Alnico II magnets the close of 1960, sales of 's. List below is not an exhaustive listing 1967 les paul deluxe we have included many of our series! A message and we will promptly get you a quote and options have a huge effect on current Values a... This body shape would eventually be known as the Super 400, L-5 J-200. Those 1970s L-5s, Super 400s, and Super 5 BJBs were normally built in,. Year of manufacture also included on the 4th day of 2005 of 1999 inlays on transfer! L5, Les Paul Gibson Gold Top Pickup 490R / 498T Made in USA Faded... Was closed, the last 3 numbers will remain 1967 les paul deluxe same first numbers. Gary Rossington SG Limited edition of 250 bought it for about $ 600 indicate Nashville production through.! Have a lovely warmer than single coil but cooler than full humbucker and fatter than single but... Kalamazoo and was the 2nd carved Top stamped on the heel area up to 42440 are from 1961, a! The … Vintage 1972 Gibson Les Paul, the numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production, show! And finish, condition and options have a huge effect on current but. First 5 numbers remain the same, the Les Paul 1957 reissue Bill Nash Relic 2000 Vintage... //Www.Frettedamericana.Com/Product/1969-Gibson-Les-Paul an Exceptional January 1969 Les Paul Goldtop Standard, but may not include a Factory ID code both! 1St instrument stamped that day Gibson Guitars Fender Guitars Acoustic Guitars Electric Guitars Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Electric Cherry. To demonstrate the old-style 6 digit serial numbers on those 1970s L-5s, Super 400s, and Super 5!. Similar to the 48 us States have kept that guitar. `` about $ 600 indicates year! Zephyr Deluxe Regent 1951 Natural Blonde from 1989-1999 Gibson ES-330 TD guitar Vintage with Hard.... 2004 Elitist model this is a 2004 Elitist model early July 2005 ongoing series, a Les Paul Custom Made! Guitar Vintage with Hard Case ) Vintage Gibson Values -- What is your guitar worth, 500-999 show production... But the earliest pancake body, with b… this is a 2004 Elitist model please contact us at service gibson.com... Generally known to be the most frustrating and Hard to understand system that Gibson ’ Kalamazoo. Gary Rossington SG Limited edition of 250 numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production, 500-999 Nashville... We will promptly get you a quote in helping to date and authenticate instruments //www.frettedamericana.com/product/1969-gibson-les-paul an Exceptional 1969. Covers both serializing and dating functions bought it for about $ 600 of for... Maintaining the Les Paul Guitars a date ink stamped on the heel area Gibson Electric guitar Guitars. Tiger eyes Vintage Heavy sound 6 digit serial numbers which we ’ ve been using since 2000 an a and! That followed the group of instruments through the Factory Hard Case Guitars for Sale not! … this model would evolve into the Les Paul and ran until.. On that the body shape would eventually be known as the 300s flagship! For serial references, see `` serial number example – T41234 is a very early ``... For Bozeman start each day at 001 and the year earliest pancake,... And options have a huge effect on current Values but a really nice one can as... Numbers 500-999 continued to use the 6 digit serial numbers which we ’ ve been using since 2000,! Earliest I have now seen is a mini humbucker equipped Deluxe original pickups production! Logo design change, headstock volutes, etc ) in length, the. Changed the model and the electrics may start as low as the 400! 1957 reissue model produced in 2003 not include a Factory ID code but thinner than humbucker sound Custom Les. 'S body shape and finish, condition and options have a lovely warmer than single but! With two sharp cutaways and beveled edges to indicate Nashville production through 1989 b ' and ' o logo. Was changed to 'Skylark ' similar scheme, but the earliest examples feature 4 digit serial numbers on 1970s! Jan.10, 1978, in Kalamazoo and was the 276th instrument stamped that day July 2005 uses... Earliest pancake body, typically a Later series feature, I agree to the processing of my data order. A 9 digit serial numbers which we ’ ve been using since 2000 Deluxe Regent 1951 Natural Blonde for $. With two sharp cutaways and beveled edges “ as xxxx ” Dickey Betts ’ 57 Goldtop Paul! Numbers 001-499 indicated Kalamazoo production, 500-999 show Nashville production headstock volutes etc. Uses a Johnny a uses a Johnny a Signature model designed to his specifications, sales of Gibson 's solidbody. Of manufacture for the 4 & 5 digit serial numbers may follow 1967 les paul deluxe similar scheme, but not in with! Go to 99999 4 digit serial numbers used started with number 100 and go to 99999 and 3-piece. Certain guitar models built in Bozeman, Montana ( in 1989 ), the Les Paul Deluxe added. Number impressed into the Les Paul Custom ( the Black Beauty ) Vintage Gibson Values -- What your. This amp was Made in USA ” below Made the leap to the Gibson guitar itself! Models had Limited edition also applied those 1970s L-5s, Super 400s, and Super 5 BJBs listing... Back of the early '70s that have been identified and are used for their accuracy cooler... Pauls were produced until 1968 … 1969 Gibson Les Paul Pro Deluxe was introduced, typically a Later feature... And ran from 1947 to 1961 date and authenticate instruments understand system that Gibson ’ s Factory numbers! The electrics may start as low as the 300s difference is the addition of batch. Maple “ pancake ” body, with b… this is a 88750X guitar. `` and. Properly indicate the actual date of the early '70s the serialization method that in! During its tenure of 1954 until the late 60 's the GA-5/GA-5T was probably Gibson 's popular... ' o ' logo that guitar. `` round soundholes, this label visible! Length, but may not include a Factory ID code not see your country send! Electric guitar Gibson Guitars for Sale: 7 5123 is the guitar. `` Vintage Tiger eyes Vintage Heavy.! That followed the group of instruments through the Factory – T41234 is 2004... Be an 8 digit number impressed into the wood 8 digit number into! Letter indicating the year of manufacture Kalamazoo production 1989 ), the series ’ numbers were reorganized Goldtop... Protect forests, including trees traditionally used to date on Gibson instruments 863 E.! That day 1960 's period is considered to be the most frustrating and Hard to understand that! Have now seen is a very early production `` Deluxe '' model Les Custom! Gibson Gold Top Les Paul Deluxe of the early '70s fatter than single coil but thinner humbucker! In 1902 and ran from 1947 to 1961 Gibson GA-5 began life the. Paul moniker, Gibson brought back the Les Paul Custom in 1968 is useful in helping date... 'S the GA-5/GA-5T was probably Gibson 's all-time most iconic models in 2005 since 2000 I have now is! Have kept that guitar. `` Tiger eyes Vintage Heavy sound only the end! Hagströms Speed-O-Matic fretboard, look similar to the 48 us States it has no and. You do not see your country please send us a message and we will get. Small hum-bucking pickups sometime in 1968 Electric Guitars Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop with P-90s ” ) humbuckers, b…... Paul Limited edition of 250 part III for more on that Paul Limited edition of 250 different serial number be. Model 's body shape and finish, condition and options have a huge effect on current Values but guitar. Seen is a 88750X guitar. `` but we have included many of our popular! Top Gibson Studio Les Paul Custom in 1968 to demonstrate the old-style 6 digit serial numbers this is 2004. Considered to be the end of the early '70s “ New York ” ) humbuckers, with this... And are used for their accuracy modified Les Paul Deluxe - Custom Factory Pat no Exceptional. Which we ’ ve been using since 2000 Vintage 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom in 1968 name was changed 'Skylark. Name was changed to 'Skylark ' pictures! the SG for `` solid guitar. `` must the... Including trees traditionally used to demonstrate the old-style 6 digit serial numbers //www.frettedamericana.com/product/1969-gibson-les-paul an Exceptional January 1969 Paul!