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Les Paul Case from 1969

jgyn

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Hello all-
I've an opportunity to get a 1969 Les Paul case in OK shape for $250. (I've a '69 Deluxe from 1969). Whuddya think?
 

timmy 2 tone

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Hello all-
I've an opportunity to get a 1969 Les Paul case in OK shape for $250. (I've a '69 Deluxe from 1969). Whuddya think?

If you don't get,:hmm It let me know,I need oe for my 69 deluxe:applaude

:salude
 

BCR/Greg

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Pics?

Make sure it is the right case.
 
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moonweasel

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http://www.latesixtieslespauls.com/caseguide.asp

That should help a little, its my semi-crappy case guide on my website. If it is a shaped LP case, make sure there are no extra pads on the inside. the true earlier cases look like the orange one pictured. Mine has 50s style latches as well. There should be no logo on the outside etc.

I dont know as much about the rectangle case.
 

jgyn

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http://www.latesixtieslespauls.com/caseguide.asp

That should help a little, its my semi-crappy case guide on my website. If it is a shaped LP case, make sure there are no extra pads on the inside. the true earlier cases look like the orange one pictured. Mine has 50s style latches as well. There should be no logo on the outside etc.

I dont know as much about the rectangle case.

According to this, it's an early 70s case.
Still worth getting?
 

Stumbler

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My original case for my late 69 Custom was black with a yellow lining. The one I use now was from my 74 LP Special and it's black with purple lining.
 

moonweasel

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Hmmm, Id hold off and get an orange lined one. I have not been able to figure out when the dark purples started, so Im not sure if it would be correct for your 69. Good luck!
 

Stevedenver

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FWIW to add to the case knowledge pool

i know my 71 custom came with a purple lined case-and be aware there are 2 versions-the crappy puerto rican made version (which i have stillin my possession) -lighter and poorer neck support-single neck rest and none under back of guitar-some reacted with the nitro leaving fuzz imprints (dont know if this was the case fault or simply a combo of fresh nitro and fresh fuzz)

and a second tkg case sturrdier and much better neck support-2 rests as a i recall instead of one-both had the deep purple lining the tkg has gold tone or chrome hardware-the puerto rican has chrome
 

Mark Kane

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I pots all have solder over the date codes in this guitar so It's hard to date. When is this case from, anyone know?

normal_deluxe_case.jpg
 

Mark Kane

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Thanks, I knew it wasn't a '68 case. It's heavy, real well built. I had an old custom in a case just like this years ago that I think was a '70 but I'm not sure.
 

Bizazz

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When I bought my 69 back in the mid 70s, it came with the purple-lined case. The guitar is a mid-issue 69 based on its attributes, but didn't ship from the factory until Dec. 69. I don't know whether this case accompanied the guitar, or whether it was purchased later.
 

moonweasel

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When I bought my 69 back in the mid 70s, it came with the purple-lined case. The guitar is a mid-issue 69 based on its attributes, but didn't ship from the factory until Dec. 69. I don't know whether this case accompanied the guitar, or whether it was purchased later.



Cool to know!


I have a questionnaire that I am working on where people will be able to enter in their case type etc.
 
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