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Do we like 1974 Les Paul Customs?

corpse

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I believe 70's LP's are going to start seeing a rise in value- for good pieces. A tone-less, square-neck (or toothpick neck) 14 lb beast will always be what it is- and be wary. But a good LP is a great guitar. There is a 79 KM custom for sale up here for about $4K- i would be sniffing if it didn't have microswitches. Undead don't dig on wood plugs.
 

gibson-r8

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Don’t have a 74, wish I did. It would go nicely with my 75 and 76. Sorry forgot I already posted this pic.
 

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MikeSlub

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Nice, looks like a two piece top!

Besides the 20th anniversary logo inlay, are there any other differences compared to a ‘73?

Thanks.
No other differences that I see.
 

Cholo

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Love mine. Had it for 30+ years. Refretted 2x. The last time was with EVOs and man, what a difference. Really love it.
(Sorry for the double post...can't figure how to get rid of one)
 

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Mick_7

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This is my 21/22 project, denicotine the laquer of this 1974 anniversary (celebrity owned) guitar which has seen heavy studio and stage use. The value of the cigarettes which smoked the guitar outvalue the guitar by large.
Already have the right tone knobs, new historic bridge and an aluminum tail, selector knob.
pictures are from the day I got it.

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jrgtr42

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Personally I'd leave it be - obviously clean up any surface stuff, but I'm digging the yellowing of the bindings and headstock...
 

ICR

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I had [what I thought was] a 1972 Les Paul Custom Black/Gold from 1986 to 2006. After I cleaned solder off the pots [and saw the 1974 date code] it became a 1974!


1974.JPG 1974 Control Cavity Les Paul.JPG
 

Mick_7

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Personally I'd leave it be - obviously clean up any surface stuff, but I'm digging the yellowing of the bindings and headstock...
The headstock and binding stays but it smells like a pub in the morning.......so laquer must have a polish and it is really sticky and you won´t even touch it
 
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