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Since your guitar has pots dating from 1971 and they appear to be original, we know it was produced in 1971 or later. Your guitar has cosmetic features and specifications similar to a Les Paul Standard.

However, the Les Paul Standard model was not produced between 19 (it was officially reintroduced in 1976).

It usually takes more than just a serial number to accurately identify and date them, and there are numerous other dating systems and tools that I haven’t mentioned here.

Some serialization systems only apply to certain guitars, and in some cases the same serial number has been used on multiple guitars!

The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, which was nearly identical to the Standard with the exception of mini-humbucker pickups, was produced during this time.