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    69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    In 1982 I bought a 69 Les Paul Standard tobacco sunburst that a friend brought to Tennessee from California in 1979. Could this been a custom order? It was in perfect condition and had Dimarzio Distortion pickups, Grovers & a solid brass bridge. This was stolen in 1990 in Knoxville TN. Has anyone seen this guitar? All I have are Pics and memories. I would've NEVER sold it.

    I finally dug up some OLD pics of this guitar. It had a long neck tenon, ABR-1 style bridge screwed directly into the top with no studs, and no volute. If anyone in the Knoxville TN area has seen it please let me know. It is probably in someone's collection. https://photos.app.goo.gl/LXdVBrAaB8zyyyeS6
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    I have the "show signatures" box unchecked.

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Quote Originally Posted by dguilmore View Post
    In 1982 I bought a 69 Les Paul Standard tobacco sunburst that a friend brought to Tennessee from California in 1979. Could this been a custom order? It was in perfect condition and had Dimarzio Distortion pickups, Grovers & a solid brass bridge. This was stolen in 1990 in Knoxville TN. Has anyone seen this guitar? All I have are Pics and memories. I would've NEVER sold it.
    Was the top routed to fit the DiMarzios?
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Not likely built before 1974 or so.

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Moonweasel's site has pics of a couple of very late 69 standards with one-piece bodies and factory humbuckers. There were a few special ordered. I don't know this is definitive, but they appear factory-original.
    http://www.latesixtieslespauls.com/article_bucker.asp
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Got any

    Honestly, I ain't buying it.
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    There are a small handful that seem to be original, that still means that it's not likely. Could be, but not likely.

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Very unlikely a 69.

    Try to post here some photos, or at least serial number.
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    of course it would be cool if it was!

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Wow it's great that everyone responded, I will try to upload some pics tomorrow but they're all pre 1990. Now you know why EVERY DAY I SCREAM and CRY!!!! I never did write the serial number down but it started with 9 and this guitar had no volute.

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Quote Originally Posted by dguilmore View Post
    I never did write the serial number down but it started with 9 and this guitar had no volute.

    Interesting, cause 9xxxxx serials were used since beginning of 1970. I dont know about a 69 with 9xxxxx serial. But in case it was a 70, even an very early one (serial in 90xxxx range), it should have at least some small so-called protovolute.
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Quote Originally Posted by dguilmore View Post
    In 1982 I bought a 69 Les Paul Standard tobacco sunburst ....
    How did you determine it was a 1969, and not some other year?
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Maybe it started with a 99....?
    I have the "show signatures" box unchecked.

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker111 View Post
    Interesting, cause 9xxxxx serials were used since beginning of 1970. I dont know about a 69 with 9xxxxx serial. But in case it was a 70, even an very early one (serial in 90xxxx range), it should have at least some small so-called protovolute.

    Dude!

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerD View Post
    Dude!

    "Protovolute" is the coolest non word I have ever heard of! And I know what it means too.....life as a guitar dork is the only life I know....sad and funny
    Yes, its funny
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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    They are super super super super super super super rare. Beyond rare, but they do exist. I was a skeptic having "grown up" on the LPF, but after I received a few actually legit looking candidates via email, I started to wonder. Then I was able to confirm the one that was for sale in Japan. Pretty cool!

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    may have been a 59....

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    Re: 69 Les Paul Standard origonal tobacco sunburst

    Quote Originally Posted by marshall1987 View Post
    Got any

    Honestly, I ain't buying it.
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...pFU0pRYkVCbmp3
    These are the only pics I could find since this was over 30 years ago. The one with me in the white tux holding the guitar is from 1984.

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