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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

1968/69 Gibson Les Paul


via this auction
"Early 1969 Les Paul Custom specs:
Starting in February 1969 the control cavity was routed like 1950s guitars with the maple top glued in place. This can be seen because the maple is slightly routed with a step, where on January 1969 and 1968 Les Pauls the maple has absolutely no routing marks. Starting in February 1969 the control cavity was routed like 1950s guitars with the maple top glued in place. This can be seen because the maple is slightly routed, where on January 1969 and 1968 Les Pauls the maple has absolutely no routing marks. Also the "cross banded" (pancake) 3-piece Les Paul body started in early 1969, with a thin layer of maple sandwiched between the mahogany body back. The first generation of the pancake body had this thin maple pancake close to the top of the body. By mid-1969 the maple pancake layer moved to the dead middle of the mahogany portion of the Les Paul body. Also the dot in the 'Gibson' peghead logo seems to largely disappear on 1969 Les Pauls."


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