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Gibson Les Paul deluxe 1979 Tobacco Burst

Gibson Les Paul deluxe 1979 Tobacco Burst

Regular price $3,400.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,400.00 USD
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TL:DR 100% all original and untouched. No breaks repairs or issues. Only reason its not mint is two marks on neck from hanging on a rubber hook for too long. Comes with OHSC

Check out this stunning Gibson Les Paul Deluxe from 1979 in a Tobacco Sunburst. This one is really clean, not mint, but honestly just the slightest amount of swirlies and roughness to make it feel vintage and not brand new. This piece starts off with a not to heavy slab of mahogany below a glossy tobacco sunburst finish complete with all its original sheen. The mahogany has a nice grain on the back with a 3 piece maple top and a good amount of yellow in the burst. The delicious mini humbuckers sit proud of the maple top with confidence. These pups are some of the sweetest and chocolatey tones you can find. Unlike their standard counterpart, they're sweet, not airy or thrashy, but smooth and silky and extremely articulate. The mini-hums sounds so great, warm and bassy, just super round on the edges and nothing too sharp or crazy. The neck is a dream to play, its got a slim 60's profile thats not chunk starting at 0.81" but really really fills out to the 12th at 1.01". The frets have so much life left, basically never played and has the original fret nubs. The tobacco sunburst also present on the 3-piece maple neck sit below a indian rosewood fretboard trimmed by creamy aged binding. A great collectors item as well as a sweet sweet player, this piece has both the looks and the playability. Thanks for looking

This piece has been fully setup with our "Gilded Treatment." This means instrument has been fully inspected, professionally photographed and documented along will a full deep cleaning of any residual grime and dust. Polished frets to allow you to "glide" over the fretboard. Dialed Nut Height with optimal slots and contact points with lubrication. Action and intonation is dead on and neck relief is perfect. The neck has absolutely no warps or humps and the truss rod turns perfectly with tons of room to turn for seasonal changes. Thank you for looking

You'll be shocked to find how good our pro setup is! A 100$ value free! big bends fretting out is a thing of the past, find out for yourself!

Condition: Really beautiful excellent condition with the exception of 2 marks from being on a rubber hanger too long, you may find a some swirlies around the edges of the body and a few small streaks of buckle rash but pretty hard to see and one or two tiny impressions that are also negligible, one little flake on the top pictured. A very small light lacquer mark near the nut and the binding, otherwise Neck is perfectly preserved  with original frets and fret nubs. Frets have full life.

Electronics: All original electronics with untouched solder joints, pots date to the 22nd week of 1978. Absolutely no scratchy pots or jumpy volume. Original mini-humbuckers.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1979 Tobacco Sunburst
Serial: 70889553
Weight: 9 lbs 12 ounces
Series: Les Paul Deluxe
Body: Mahogany with Maple Top
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, slim 60's taper 0.81" at 1st, 1.01" at 12th
Neck Finish: Polyurethane 
Fretboard: 12-inch radius, Rosewood
Frets: 22, Original Frets
Position Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid inlays
Nut (Material/Width): Origianl Micarta nut, 1 11/16"
Tuning Machines:  Original Gibson Tulip Tunerrs
Scale Length: 24.75"
Bridge: Original Nashville Bridge and stoptail piece
Pickguard: original 1-Ply cream
Pickups: Original Single Coil pickups (neck 6.11k)(bridge 6.38k)
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Volume 2, (Bridge) Tone 1, (Neck) Tone 2 (Bridge)
Control Knobs: Original Gibson Speed knobs gold
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Case/Gig Bag: Original Gibson Chainsaw case with red interior, duct-taped handle, all perfectly working latches, case in great shape.


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