Gibson hardware dating

Does anyone out there have that info, the people at Gibson only have records dating back to 1980 so they were not of any real help.

Since the value of a Gibson Les Paul differs widely between 19, it is very important to pinpoint the year.

Unfortunately, during extremely busy times, production simply trumped serialization.

Gibson has used numerous serialization systems over its 100-plus-year history, and a majority of these numbers were used haphazardly—and rarely in consecutive order—until the system was standardized in 1977.

I believe your guitar is a circa- 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe with optional full-size humbuckers.

While the serial number could apply to 19 as well, it is widely reported that the pots were used in a timely manner from this era at Gibson.

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