Start Dating gibson les paul guitars

Dating gibson les paul guitars

Other than the difference in headstock logo and pickups, there are noother hidden or outward differences that I am aware of.

Before the Telecaster and Nocaster, there was the Broadcaster.

A Gibson guitar with the cherry sunburst finish, believed to be the earliest example of this iconic Les Paul design, has been acquired by Carter Vintage Guitars and is on display at the shop in Nashville.

The guitar is believed to one of two prototypes of the new finish created in 1958.

These guitars had a few interesting characteristics like no channel rout and a blend knob instead of a tone knob. Plus, you get flathead screws all the way around, including the truss rod!

This example is one of the lightest Broadcaster guitars I have ever played.

They were soon joined by Don Felder of the Eagles, Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page, Paul Mc Cartney, Duane Allman, Jeff Beck, Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green and many more.

It continues to be one of the most sought after vintage guitar models and has been the subject of several books.

The newly acquired Les Paul at Carter bears the other serial number from the shipment, 8 3087. The father of the current owner bought the cherry burst in 1958 as a Christmas present for his son.