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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1978 Wine Red

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1978 Wine Red

Regular price $4,000.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $4,000.00 USD
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An iconic top of the line lefty Les paul custom in an outstanding and all original condition WITH A FLAMED MAPLE NECK. This piece has been extraordinarily preserved and I have personally restored the latches on the original case to complete the package. Although im not a lefty, i dabble in playing righty upside down and boy this thing can really play. The beautiful solid ebony board with mother of pearl inlays and fretless wonder frets is a dream to play and and the 12 inch radius allows you to get whispering low action and play smooth like butter. The original and untouched pat no pickups and pots snarl and crack and when you dime your amp you really understand why vintage gibsons are awesome. The wine red finish with the aged white binding is a very refreshing look away from all the black les paul customs you see. In 1975, these gibson les pauls went to a 3 pc maple neck and amazingly, this neck is completely flamed. It's very rare to see norlin piece with flamed maple I have only seen 1 in my person. This neck is super comfortable and is a really nice 60's slim taper neck that feels amazing because its not too thick not to thin and the thin nut width really lets you fully mount your hand around the neck. Pair with multiply binding around the headstock with mother of pearl split diamond inlay and you have the rolls royce of guitars. Snag this baby before its too late, who knows when a vintage lefty gibson les paul custom with a flamed maple neck will resurface! 

To top it off, you're getting a full inspection, deep clean, and setup, a 75$ value free!. Every guitar we sell goes through our tedious checklist to make sure it plays better than it did brand new! You can expect it to make smooth like butter across the neck, perfect action, intonation, and most importantly, absolutely no buzzing, neck problems, neck distortion, breaks, or scratchy electronics! Setup with fresh 10's thanks for looking!

Tech Notes: Original Black Mounting Rings were in bad condition so theyre in the case will brand new ones on. Truss rod screws were stripped so i replaced them with new ones that are aged and gold. Dings are scattered through the back of the body and neck, top has relatively no play wear, frets a have a ton of life left, barely played in. Lots of gold on the hardware remaining, electronics work perfectly and are not scratchy. Overall, the instrument has not been played much and is excellently persevered. 

All original pickups and pots. T-top pickups, pots date to 25th week of 77'. Neck is butter, bridge is lethal. 

Gibson Les Paul Custom 1979 Black Beauty
Serial: 70478005
Weight: 10.13 lbs
Series: Les Paul Custom
Body:  Maple Top with Mahogany Body
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose 
Neck: Maple, 60's Rounded neck profile 0.817" at the 1st
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose 
Fretboard: 12-inch radius, ebony
Frets: 22, wide and flat (fretless wonders)
Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block inlays
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1 9/16"
Tuning Machines:  Gibson Logo Tuners
Scale Length: 24.75" 
Bridge: Nashville Bridge Gold plated
Pickguard: Multi-ply black
Pickups: Gibson T-top pickups Pat NoStamp
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Volume 2, (Bridge) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (Bridge)
Control Knobs: Black reflector knobs
Hardware Finish: Gold
Case/Gig Bag: Original Gibson Chainsaw Red interior All latches functioning (I repaired 2 of them and cleaned/vaccumed the case)

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