Gibson LP dating

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  1. phatster

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    My LP deluxe has a serial number that seems to fall in the murky area for dating purposes.Is there an offical gibson site to check this out.I think mine is a transitional year thus the confusion.Any particular experts out there? Help!!
     
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    Post the number and maybe someone will help you.
     
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    try also going to the www.lespaulforum.com.

    great place to ask just such a question.
     
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    Don't know what era it may be but for a long time and now it's the first and 5th digits for the year.
     
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    Thanks for your help...I'm awaiting activation on the LP forum as recommended.Mine has the volute but no "made in America",has the pancake body.I'll share the forum response when I get one.
     
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    Is it a Deluxe or a Standard model?
     
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    I used one of your links and got 1968 but somehow its not all consistent.The serial is 915843....still not activated yet.
     
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    I'm still researching and put a question up on the LPF.
    No '68's had a volute that I know of.

    What model is it?
     
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    :worriedThat was my understanding as well,thanks for checking it out.
     
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    Is what model Les Paul it is a secret?
     
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    Sorry ...its a deluxe.
     
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    I guess there are no administrators to approve of my membership at LP forum,so thanks again for the help!
     
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    There it s....Deluxe!i
     
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