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    Les Paul Forum Member fernieite's Avatar
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    69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Hi all,
    I just scanned a polaroid photo of my old sunburst Les Paul Deluxe. I traded a 63 Tele for it in 1982 or 83. I then sold it later in 1987.

    The vintage guy that I did the trade with said that the sunburst was a 69. Is that possible? I think I've read recently that sunbursts didn't come as an option til the 70's (?)

    There's a photo of it in post #6 of my thread at the TDPRi. Thanks.

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/polaroi...8-tele.936225/

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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Hard to tell from the image but it does look like the slimmer headstock, which makes it plausible. Somebody here may know better about exactly when the headstocks started getting larger.

    Can you recall if it had the pancake body or the volute behind the nut?

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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Thanks for the response.

    Unfortunately, that's the only photo I have of the guitar. It was taken the day I traded my 63 tele for it in around 1982. I then sold the Les paul in about 1986. I wish I could remember if it had a volute. I think it may have, but I'm not sure. I wouldn't have noticed back then a detail like having a pancake body. Never heard of that until recently.

    Now that you mention it, it does look like it had a small headstock.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    No way its a 69, first sunburst Deluxes appeared in early 71. This one looks more like 73/74.
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    For the lazy among us, me included ;)

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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker111 View Post
    No way its a 69, first sunburst Deluxes appeared in early 71. This one looks more like 73/74.
    There it is......wisdom.
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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Thanks for the definite answer.

    I didn't realize that the slimmer headstock was still around in 73/74. Good to know.

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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Not a narrow headstock.
    " Never Mind Your Face, just show us your card"

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    Re: 69? Les Paul Deluxe

    Ok, thanks for clearing this up.

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