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Les Paul Guitars9 of 1774' Gibson Les Paul Custom2002 Gibson Les Paul Special "50th" Anniversary prototype. One of Two
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Posted 7 years ago

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Serial number 71888556. Thought it was a Les Paul Junior, but now I'm not sure at all. It's a 1978 model according to the serial, but no one seems to know which. Any help is appreciated! I bought this off one of my electricians and he had it since high school, but didn't know much about it.

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  1. jared huston, 7 years ago
    Here you go... You have a L6-S Deluxe
    I know this for a fact since I have a Bill Lawrence designed 1975 Midnight Special and is the only other string thru body in this series and took awile getting any info as well. I finaly got a call back from Gibson with shipping records to confirm.
    Heres the line up.
    L6-S/L6-S Custom,
    Same body neck conf. but uses a tunamatic bridge with stop tail piece. ( no string thru) and six way rotary for pick up config. and three knobs or pots for vol, mid, tone, 1973-1980
    L6-S Deluxe (yours) made from 75' til 81'. Like above with a few changes like, 3 way switch, 1 Vol. and 1 tone knob. string thu body.
    And then the Midnight Special witch was a Bill Lawrence colaberation based on the L6-S that never saw regular production. Diferances are slight with body bevel or contour, pick gard shape but mostly the Fender ish all maple bolt on neck/fret baord with pearl dots Also string thru but with Bill Lawrance chrome covered humbuckers.
  2. stringman6 stringman6, 6 years ago
    les paul studio special,, nice

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