Guitar - General/Gibson Les Paul Custom 1979
Rabih wrote at 2008-04-03 19:10:57
Hey Bill, I got a Les Paul Custom too but without made in USA stamp, it got a serial number on the top back of the neck. It shows the date it was manifactured.
From the serial number you mentioned on top,your guitar was made on the 16th of Jan 1979.
It was the 571st guitar made in Nashville.
Dont worry, u got the original USA axe.
keep rocking and cheerz
Les Paul helper wrote at 2008-07-05 22:01:13
I have a 79 les paul 3 pick up custom and my made in USA stamp is barley visible is about a good half inch bellow the serial number and I have to hold it in the right light to make it out, maybe yours is just faded to.
79 Paul wrote at 2009-04-06 06:45:18
I have a 1979 Les Paul Custom Tobacco.
It also is missing the Made in USA stamp.
Serial # 7---9652
79 indicates 1979
652 indicates made in Nashville
Steve wrote at 2009-09-04 23:35:34
I own a 1979 Les Paul Custom Sunburst, SN 70519617, so it was made about a month after the original poster's guitar, and at the same factory. I does have a "MADE IN USA" stamp, but the stamp was not very deep. In fact, the words "MADE IN" are one line above where the "USA" should be, and the "USA" is barely even visible. If the original poster looks at his headstock closely, in very bright light, from several different angles, he may see a faint image. Hope this helps.
Zack wrote at 2013-01-09 21:33:37
Pardon me, but this is not accurate Bill. Gibson Started producing the Original Silverburst from 1979-1982. After that it was a different silverburst finish that didn't age the same. THis guitar sounds fake.