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I bought this Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in 1976, second hand for £500. Only problem is there is no Les Paul signature on the head. From the attached photos can anyone determine whether this is am authentic Gibson guitar?
I bought my Les Paul Deluxe in 76. It also doesn't have the LP logo on the headstock. About a year ago I gave it the black light test and sure enough the neck has been replaced. I paid $310 and another $10 for a black and gold Gibson case. When it was sold to me it was called a demonstrator or "demo". Had a couple of bumps and bruises, but it looked the way I wanted it (sunburst finish) and I could afford it.
To VR's point the logo would black light. Over-enthusiastic polishing will remove a silk-screened image.
There was a term for "improving" a guitars appearance- someone help- with a buffing wheel? It will get a shine going but careful for anything in the way.