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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Tobacco Burst 1976

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Tobacco Burst 1976

Regular price $3,300.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,300.00 USD
Sale Sold out

*This Guitar has been completely inspected and setup by our seasoned team. Below is a summary.

Tuners have been replaced with identical reissue tuners, the original ones were hard to turn and were swapped in favor of playability. No holes were drilled in installation.

A Completely 100% all Original Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in almost mint condition. This piece has a gorgeous tobacco sunburst and has retained all of its sheen and clarity after all these years. Not to mention this pristine example has an excellent grain on the back as well and a beautiful Tobacco Sunburst on the neck. The Mini Humbuckers sound super silky in the neck and fiery in bridge and has tons of sustain. The Body is balanced really well and hefty with unparalleled sustain at 11.3 pounds.  Even the frets and fret nubs are original and have the indian rosewood fretboard has a beautiful multi color grain pattern. You will be hard pressed to ever find one of these for sale in this condition. Thank you for looking at this incredibly rare and all original 1976 LP deluxe with a gorgeous flame maple top. This instrument has been setup with a fresh set of 10's and has a dead-straight neck with level frets and super action/intonation.

Condition: Unbelievable and original condition, besides 2 dings on the back and some tiny impressions on the sides, this baby is clean. Zero cracks or any issues whatsoever. Volute is solid and blacklights. Finish is 100% original. All wear and tear is clearly photographed and the verdict is... not much. This piece is basically mint with a super glossy finish that on the body and neck. The neck is not sticky at all and has no wear that you can see or feel. It would be hard to find a cleaner example of a Les paul deluxe in such clean and original condition.The Original Nashville Bridge has no rust/corrosion and the Original Stopbar has no problems or forward lean. There is no extra routing done or any mods.  The case is in perfect condition with all latches working.

All Original Electronics function as they did brand new. The solder joints are factory, so no electrons are lost to bad contact and the tone is surreal. Original Pots date to the 10th week of 1976 and have the original caps that are very similar to the desirable "bumblebee" caps of the 50's. Original Mini Humbuckers have Pat No. sticker on the bottom. It is believed that the surplus of mini humbuckers created in 60's Epiphones were later grabbed and assembled into these les paul deluxes. They sound amazing and super buttery, the neck pickup sounds like a real dark horse and the bridge pickup really saturates the speakers on whatever amp you play through. The Willamsville stamp refers to the short period that Gibson produced electronics in the Willamsville Factory, NY, which they purchased from Moog electronics in 1975.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Tobacco Burst 1976
Weight: 11.3 lbs
Series: Les Paul Deluxe
Body:  3 piece Maple Top with Pancake Body (Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany)
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck: Maple, Slim 60's neck profile

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose
Fretboard: 12-inch radius, Indian Rosewood
Frets: 22 original wide/flat frets
Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block inlays
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1 11/16"
Tuning Machines:  Reissue Kluson Deluxe Tuners, no holes drilled
Scale Length: 24.75"
Bridge: Original Nashville Made in Germany Bridge
Pickguard: Cream
Pickups: Original Gibson Pat No. Mini Humbuckers (Willamsvile)
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Volume 2, (Bridge) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (Bridge)
Control Knobs: Gold Reflector Knobs
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Gibson Les Paul Case w/ Purple Interior


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