The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, which was nearly identical to the Standard with the exception of mini-humbucker pickups, was produced during this time.Further, beginning in 1972, Gibson began offering the Les Paul Deluxe with a special order of full-size humbuckers.

Based on the charts originally compiled from Gibson’s shipping ledgers by author A. Duchossoir, the serial number you provided could have been used on Gibson guitars produced in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, or 1975.

The most important dating feature on guitars with six-digit serial numbers is that, starting in 1970, Gibson began stamping “Made In USA” near the serial number on the back of the headstock.

Also note that, in mid-1972, the “Les Paul” signature and “Model” inscription were changed from a silkscreen to a decal.

It appears that your pickups were changed at some point (although the pickup openings seem to be originally cut for full-size humbuckers), the pickguard is absent, and the tip of the pickup switch is missing, as well.

Hey Zach, I have a Gibson Les Paul I’m trying to identify.

The serial number is 676323, and “Made in USA” is stamped below that.This image, originally posted to Flickr, was reviewed on August 30, 2009 by the administrator or reviewer File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske), who confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.{{Information |Description=Gibson Les Paul |Source=[ Gibson Les Paul] * Uploaded by shoulder-synth |Date=2007-05-19 |Author=[ Matt This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.Lower Right: The fourth and fifth numbers of this seven-digit potentiometer date code reveal the last two digits of its year of manufacture. Hi Brian, There’s no question that dating Gibson guitars is challenging—and sometimes downright impossible.There are two basic components to your Les Paul question: dating it and identifying it.Can you tell me what model this is and how much it is worth today? —Brian Page Left: The mystery ’70s Gibson Les Paul.