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Gibson Les Paul Custom serial # question...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jpage, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. jpage

    jpage Member

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    Found a great LP Custom today that I'm thinking about picking up tomorrow. I'm not 100% as far as these guitars--are there standard production LPCs? Historic RIs? The serial number is inked--not positive, but I want to say it was "7 0044". Is this a Historic RI or current production? Has a few dings, but nothing major--what's a good price?
     
  2. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    That would be a Historic serial#. The 7 would indicate a '57 RI (humbuckers, as opposed to a '54 RI with one P-90, one Alnico).
     
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    Cool--so the inked serial numbers are Historics? Do the production line guitars gt stamped serial #s?
     
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    Production line ones have stamped serials, yes.
     

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