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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1972 Ebony 633999

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1972 Ebony 633999

Regular price $7,120.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $7,120.00 USD
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Easily the cleanest Black Beauty that you will ever see from 72'. No cracks/issues/repairs. All original besides the switch tip which broke so I put it in the case and got a true custom shop cream switch tip. This is an unbelievable piece both as a player as well as an investment. The Guitar sports an absolutely amazing stunning black finish with virtually all of the gold plating still remaining on the hardware. 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, gold on black hardware, and Mother of pearl inlays. The Neck is a comfortable 60's slim taper which allows full control of chord shapes in the beginning (0.77") and fills out nicely as you move up to the 12th (1.00"). The transitional 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: This piece has exhibited play wear yet is completely original including the case and frets.  The only thing replaced is the switch tip and the original one is broken but in the case. There are some dings scattered on the top and back, and back of the neck that are clearly pictured. None of these are major and none of them affect playability, nor do the ones on the back of the neck. The finish exhibits lacquer checking and the frets are low and will need a refret in about 2-5 years. The instrument has a 100% original finish and blacklights corretly.

Absolutely Original Electronics. Untouched solder joints, pots date to 71', Period correct sprague caps (black beautys). Pat sticker pickups. Cleaned with a shot of contact cleaner in each pot so theres no scratching!

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1972 Black Beauty
Serial: 633999
Weight: 9.1 lbs
Series: Les Paul Custom
Body:  2 Mahogany pieces with a slice of maple in between.
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck: Mahogany, 60's Slim taper neck : 0.78" at the 1st
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose
Fretboard: 12-inch radius, ebony
Frets: 22, original frets but not fretless wonders
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 w/ Nylon Saddles
Pickguard: Multi-ply black
Pickups: Gibson Pat sticker Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Volume 2, (Bridge) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (Bridge)
Control Knobs: Witch Hats
Hardware Finish: Gold
Case/Gig Bag: Original Gibson hardshell yellow interior


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