This is a Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Deluxe manufactured during the highly transitional period of mid-1969 to early 1970. The neck has no “Made in USA” stamp, a mini volute(vs the full volute seen in most of 1970 and beyond), pots and serial # date to early 1970, and the case retains the Black exterior with Marigold lining of the 1960s, but with 2 foam inserts (something seen in 70s Gibson cases).
The guitar is all original with the exception of the jack plate, switch tip, and 1 pot.
Serial Number: dates to 1970 – 916235
Finish: Original Goldtop
Top Material: Maple Top
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Mahogany pancake body with maple cap.
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck, no cracks or repairs
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard
Neck Profile: Medium “C”
Neck Details: Three piece mahogany neck with bound rosewood board, trapezoid inlay and small volute. The neck has no “MADE IN USA” stamp suggesting it is a late 1969 or very early 1970 neck.
Electronics: Original mini humbuckers and Sprague caps. One pot have been changed. There are two visible 1970 pot dates; 16th week of 1970: 1377016
Hardware: Original tailpiece and studs. Non-original switch tip and input jack. The rest of the hardware appears to be original.
Weight: 10.2 lbs.
Case: Original Black Hard-shell with Marigold lining, late 1969 features.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. 50 year old finish has greening and checking. There is a hole just below the neck heel on the back where a strap knob had been previously installed. There is one ding around the input jack, otherwise EXC overall condition.
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action.