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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone give me info on my guitar? (Les Paul Custom Shop)

Got this from my uncle, who in turn bought it from some dude who needed crack money for $300. He doesn't play so he let me have it.

I know virtually nothing about it other than it appears to be from 1983




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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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Re: Can anyone give me info on my guitar? (Les Paul Custom Shop)

You're in the wrong forum. The Les Paul forum is at www.lespaulforum.com.

I remember those, I played one once. But I can't tell you anything about it. Probably because I've been playing these lousy superstrats for the last 20 years.

Oh, and I'll gladly give you $300 for it.
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I wanted to sign up on the les paul forum at first, but personally I don't care for that crowd. I can't help but feel theres just a tiny bit of snobbery in that forum. They banned my email because my passwords accidentally didn't match when I tried signing up... so i guess they're too good for me . I figured theres got to be at least someone who knows their Les Pauls somewhere one here.
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Snobs.
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Oh, I wouldnt be here if i didn't have the Super-strat fever as well



But I digress....
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Weird headstock...Might be a fake.
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Re: Can anyone give me info on my guitar? (Les Paul Custom Shop)

I've never seen one of those before, pretty different. Ebony board? How does she play/sound? It reminds me of a Custom Shop 335 I had once that was the same color but came with factory EMGs.
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Re: Can anyone give me info on my guitar? (Les Paul Custom Shop)

This website should be able to give you some info:

http://guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx
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the serial No. is 82136543, and according to that website it says:

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
August 1st, 1986
Production Number: 43

at least its something i guess. I wish that it could tell me the name of the model.
It would seem a guitar like this is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, especially since nobody knows what it is.

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I've never seen one of those before, pretty different. Ebony board? How does she play/sound? It reminds me of a Custom Shop 335 I had once that was the same color but came with factory EMGs.
Yeah the board is ebony with pearl dots, weird huh? To be honest I don't really play it much, i just throw new strings on it every few months. It does seem to be a tiny bit heavier than a normal les paul and it sustains for days. Real typical les paul tones coming out of it.

BTW the only non-original hardware is the nashville style bridge i put on it, the old one was the kind that had the stupid little wire to hold down the saddles.
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I bloody love it!

looks like a les paul with a different haircut (headstock)
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I'd suggest emailing Gibson themselves. They may have a record of the model.
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Well I guess I'm also a "snob" on the lespaulforum lol.

Apparently this was one of a handful of Les Pauls with an Explorer headstock that Gibson made for Aldo Nova (remember him?)

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=113339

also check some info here:
http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/cust...orer-head.html

For $300 I think you did good!
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Well I guess I'm also a "snob" on the lespaulforum lol.

Apparently this was one of a handful of Les Pauls with an Explorer headstock that Gibson made for Aldo Nova (remember him?)

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=113339

also check some info here:
http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/cust...orer-head.html

For $300 I think you did good!
Hey dude, thanks! I never even knew there was another one of these.

BTW: I never intended to say that youre a snob lol, I was just venting.
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Re: Can anyone give me info on my guitar? (Les Paul Custom Shop)

One of the Les Paul forums won't let you sign up with an email from hotmail, gmail, etc. I am a member of mylespaul forums, a lively place with lots of LP talk and good moderation. You ought to post this over there.

That is a very unique Paul-- I've never seen one, and I ber few LP players have. Thanks for sharing.

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