1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Les Paul Custom
Year: 1970
Finish: Black
Modifications: Grovers fitted
Repairs: None

Case: Correct hardshell
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck wood: Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany with maple cap
Tuners: Gold Plated Grover
Pickups: 2 x Correct Patent Number Humbucker
Hardware: Correct Gold Plated
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 4 x Correct 500k CTS

    Les Paul may not have invented amplified music, but he perfected it almost single-handed. He started a revolution in fretted instruments and pickup design which is still going on. And the guitars he designed with Gibson have yet to be surpassed. The demand for them just won't quit. And the pressure to make more has never let up. Okay, you win. We are pleased to announce that more of the original Les Paul Gibsons are available.

    This was what Gibson wrote in 1969 about the relaunch of the Les Paul. Swayed by popular demand, Gibson reintroduced the Les Paul to the catalogue in 1968, choosing the ‘56 Standard and the Custom as the candidates. Not an exact replica, the guitar featured a maple cap over its single piece mahogany body with some other design tweaks being a 14 degree headstock angle and a pair of humbuckers. 

    This guitar really looks the part. The top has a few minor marks and scuffs but nothing substantial and has very little in the way of checking. On the back there is some buckle rash and some more scuffs but this guitar has not been abused.

    This is an early 1970 guitar with 3 piece body and neck and no 'Made in USA' on back of headstock.

    The neck too is in excellent shape with the only minor wear. The fretboard is in good shape with plenty of life left in the frets. Headstock is in good condition. Tuners have been changed for Grovers.

    Hardware shows signs of wear as you'd expect with the gold plating having been worn off. 

    The plastics are in good condition.

    Electrically, there don't seem to have been any changes. Both pickups are correct though the solder does look to have been disturbed on one of the pickups..

    The guitar comes with its correct Gibson Black Tolex hardshell case, in fact it could be slightly earlier than this guitar as it is an orange lined case..

    This guitar oozes mojo, the perfect foil for any sonic endeavor. The Patent Number pickups provide such a wide variety of tonal options and the guitar is a joy to play. 

    A killer looking guitar with tone to match, this won't hang around long…


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