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    Value of "Later Series" Dec. 1969 Les Paul Custom?

    I have the opportunity to buy a December 1969 black Les Paul Custom. Serial number 893XXX. It has the pancake body and neck volute, but no "Made in USA" stamp.

    It is all original, original case, in pretty good condition. I've played it, and it plays really nicely. Very strong, resonant tone.

    What would you place the value of this guitar at?

    (I've been using this website as my main reference point:, but there's not too much info about value.)

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    Les Paul Forum Member fernieite's Avatar
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    Re: Value of "Later Series" Dec. 1969 Les Paul Custom?

    Sorry, no idea what the current value is. Maybe check recent sold items on reverb, ebay and gbase?
    Last edited by fernieite; 10-24-20 at 03:38 PM.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Grog's Avatar
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    Re: Value of "Later Series" Dec. 1969 Les Paul Custom?

    I just received the new VG Price Guide in the mail yesterday. They list a 1969, 3 piece body at $7,000/$9,300. In 1970, it drops to $3,400/$5,800. If yours is Dec 1969, it could be huge vs a month later. This value along with keeping an eye on what guitars actually sell for on eBay and Reverb gives you a pretty good idea what it should sell for.

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    All Access/Backstage Pass Progrocker111's Avatar
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    Re: Value of "Later Series" Dec. 1969 Les Paul Custom?

    These are great guitars, still with nearly same specs as mid 69s. 6-10k is their range, depends on condition.
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia

    1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom
    1972 Hiwatt DR103, 1972 Hiwatt SE4122

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