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Trying to identify a mystery truss rod cover...

mdalzell

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Hi all - I've had this truss rod cover in one of my parts drawers for probably 20 years and I've never been able to figure out what it's off of. I got it on an old frankenstein Les Paul that had a 1965ish neck on a 1975ish body. It looks like the 1961 Les Paul cover but it's 3 ply. Any ideas? Thanks....

Mark.

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Grog

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The TRC on a ‘61 Les Paul SG Looks very similar, but not exactly like yours……

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There has always been aftermarket TRCs available that can be custom engraved. I had one made for my Les Paul Jumbo until an original became available.
 

Wilko

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Looks like an SG cover.

Also, early '68s with crown inlay got thoe three ply with "Les Paul" script, but I seem to remember the lettering being smaller?

first%20jr%20boy%20headstock%20flower%20trc.jpg


What's a 65-ish les paul neck?
 

S. Weiger

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Looks like an SG cover.

Also, early '68s with crown inlay got thoe three ply with "Les Paul" script, but I seem to remember the lettering being smaller?

first%20jr%20boy%20headstock%20flower%20trc.jpg


What's a 65-ish les paul neck?
OP's is rather different from your '68 example, as you point out. His Looks like a newer (2000 -) aftermarket / reissue SG TRC to me.
And yes, would be interesting to know what a '65 ish LP neck looks like..
 
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