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72 LP Custom...Plastic Saddles?

602mx

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Could anyone tell me if a 72 Les Paul Custom would come stock with (white) plastic bridge saddles?...Don't recall any Gibson saddles made of plastic...but the guitar is all original as far as I can tell...
 

AllenMance

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Gibson stopped using nylon/plastic saddles in 1966. So they have either been replaced or you have a earlier replaced bridge. Post a pic of the bottom of the bridge, I'll tell you if it's from 72 or not..

Allen
 

bettset

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gibson has done some goofy stuff that doesn't go with certain years of manufacturing, but post the bridge if you can--visual helps :munch
 

Jef Bardsley

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In one of his books, Tony Bacon claims '61 to '71, so it's entirely possible. I seem to remember seeing them in '72 or '73 on SGs. They used them on the LP Professional/Personal before going to the wide bridge.
 

602mx

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Thanks guys ...I know the guitar serial is from 1972 but who knows mfg date for sure...It has never had anything replaced (it is a friends)...so I kinda believe these are original...(nylon/plastic) just like the ones on that beautiful ES335 of DSPELLMAN ..!
(Brass replacements would be cool)...
Thanks!
 

VHS analog

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I put nylon saddles on my LP Jr with adjustable wraparound. I prefer them over steel on such a raw sounding guitar.
 






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