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Old 02-19-2019, 08:25 PM
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I found this vintage Gibson a while back in good condition, all i needed to replace was the truss rod cover. I can’t figure out the exact model since the numbers aren’t all there anymore. Faded away over the years I’m guessing, anyways I took it to guitar center and they told me it was most likely late 60’s? Any information would be appreciated! Pictures link below

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Old 02-19-2019, 09:53 PM
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Possibly an LG-3. The binding is throwing me off, as they usually have white binding instead of black. It looks like there's a stamp in the soundhole, and I think I see "LG", but it's hard to tell for sure.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:21 PM
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The pickguard looks as though it was added later, which isn't uncommon - to me it looks like one of those old Herco replacement pickguards you could buy at music stores for two or three dollars.

I don't know if the angle that the photo was taken is causing it, but the headstock shape looks a bit odd to me, and the greenish color of the headstock itself is kind of strange, as well. I'm going to send a link to my favorite Gibson guru to see if he can tell us anything about it.


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Old 02-19-2019, 10:26 PM
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I'm thinking maybe a B25 from the 70' but didnt they have reverse belly bridge and bat wing pg?
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:49 PM
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What's the nut width? That may help with the period.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:54 PM
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The international man of mystery who I consult whenever faced with Gibson questions believes it's genuine:

"I think it's genuine. I don't know why anyone would want to try to fake a low-end Gibson model from a crappy time period anyways....

"I agree with drive-south, probably like a B-25 B-15? Check the serial number online from the headstock."


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Old 02-20-2019, 04:33 AM
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Looks like a B25, although all the B25s I have seen feature adjustable bridges; some belly up, some belly down. The B15 had a rectangular (AJ-style) bridge, and was satin finished with no binding. My guess is an LG-O with a replacement pickguard, and possibly replaced bridge.
Here's a useful resource: http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson6.html#lg
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can you measure the width at the nut? is it approximately 9/16 or between 11/16 and 23/32nds?
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:35 PM
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What痴 meant by nut width is how wide it is where the strings cross it, from one side of the fingerboard to the other.


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Does it say LG0 in there? I think that while most of those models were full mahogany, there were some with spruce tops. That would make sense as I don't believe LG-0's had the adjustable bridge like your guitar.
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Welcome to the forum. There are friendly folk here—and lots of knowledge.

Your guitar is going to confuse us a bit. I agree with those who suggest b 25 or lg 3. But the back isn’t bound, which suggests LG O. Most LG Os had Mahogany tops. The tuners seem older than 60s. (A 60s B 25 would have Klusons).

Wade is right—the pickguard looks to be a replacement. The bridge, perhaps, too?

Gibson made many changes to the popular LG or B 25 during their heyday. These were the guitars passed around in college dorms.
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From the images. LGO. Sorry for the size.

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Old 02-20-2019, 07:03 PM
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A few earlier LG-0s had spruce tops, but from '69 - '74 most, if not all, were spruce. Early models had a rectangular bridge. They came with the plastic bridge from '62 to '66 or '67. A lot of those have been retrofitted with wooden bridges. In '68 they came with a reverse belly adjustable saddle/bridge. After that I think they were standard bridges (not reverse belly). The black streak in the rosewood suggests it might be Brazilian. If so, it would likely be the original bridge rather than a replacement. So I'd put yours '69 or later.
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