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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1970 Black Beauty

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1970 Black Beauty

Regular price $7,299.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $7,299.00 USD
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Easily the cleanest Black Beauty that you will ever see from 70'. No cracks/issues/repairs. Its 100% original with patent sticker pickups and original circuit including the "Black beauty" sprague caps which are very similar in to the holy grail bumblee bee caps. This is an unbelievable piece both as a player as well as an investment. The Guitar sports an absolutely pristine top with virtually all of the gold plating still remaining on the hardware. The bridge is the original abr-1 bridge. The pancake body has two pieces of solid mahogany with a slice of maple in between.  The Binding around the instrument is perfect and has began to age beautifully into an olympic white along with the rest of the plastic. This is the Rolls Royce of Gibsons with its split diamond headstock and gold waffle back tuners gold on black hardware, and Mother of pearl inlays. The Neck is the most perfectly rounded C shape which allows full control of chord shapes in the beginning (0.91") and fills out nicely as you move up to the 12th (1.13"). A short tenon is seen in the neck pocket where the smooth and silky neck pickup lives. The truss rod in the neck has barely ever been turned and functions perfectly. The neck can bend into an upbow or backbow and has no problem staying straight. The guitar has been setup with perfect action across the dead leveled frets. The intonation is spot on and there is no unwanted buzzing. The Nut height has been perfectly slotted to allow easy action at the first few frets. Setup with a fresh of 10-46's you can expect this baby to play better than it looks. Thank you for looking.

Tech notes: Excellent condition with only one small ding and a little scratch on the back and a few smaller dings around that are all pictured. Top is basically pristine. The neck has alot of play time as you can see honest wear around the edges from chording so many times. Knobs are the original early 70's gibson witch hat knobs with pointers . Zero buckle rash, no cracks or issues. Neck is straight and truss rod turns. Frets have been replaced with vintage wire similiar to your standard medium jumbos which are taller and narrower than fretless wonders. Replaced nut a long time ago and binding is in great shape. Over all this looks to be an instrument that was perserved extremely well while being played a ton given the wear around the edges of the neck from playing chords.

100% original electronics. Original Pat sticker pickups. Original Input jack and Selector switch. Original wiring harness and pots and caps. Untouched solder joints for optimal electron flow. Neck is butter, bridge is lethal. Electronics were cleaned with contact cleaner and have absolutely no crackling and clearly roll to 10.

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1970 Black Beauty
Serial: 927525
Weight: 9.15 lbs
Series: Les Paul Custom
Body:  2 Mahogany pieces with a slice of maple in between.
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck: Mahogany, Perfect rounded C shape : 0.91" at the 1st/1.13" at the 12th
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose
Fretboard: 12-inch radius, ebony
Frets: 22, vintage fretwire, taller and narrower than fretless wonders, full life left.
Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block inlays
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1 11/16" 
Tuning Machines:  Gibson Waffle Back Tuners
Scale Length: 24.75"
Bridge: ABR-1 Gold plated
Pickguard: Multi-ply black
Pickups: Gibson Pat No sticker Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Volume 2, (Bridge) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (Bridge)
Control Knobs: Original Black witch hat knobs
Hardware Finish: Gold
Case/Gig Bag: Original Gibson Les paul case with purple interior


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