The right guitar to bring out that inner Lizzy and Townsend that probably lies sleeping in everyone...
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Well look what we have for you, a 1977 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe…
An often overlooked classic from the cusp of a difficult period for Gibson, the Les Paul Deluxe’s combination of mahogany body and twin mini humbuckers augmented the sonic palette of this classic instrument becoming the touchstone for 70’s tones of bands such as The Who and Thin Lizzy.
Its not often that these guitars escape some sort of modification or another as misguided owners try and ‘upgraded’ them. This example is quite something. The high gloss finish is gorgeous and the sunburst on both the body and neck really shine through. Noteworthy here is the one piece body which is a feature that Gibson returned to in 1977. The back body is free of any marks. The three piece maple neck is glossy and vibrant. The fretboard and frets are crisp and shiny withplenty of life left in them.
Electronically everything is correct here. The bridge at the moment is a direct fit German replacement but we do have an original which we will include.
The guitar comes with its correct black Gibson case with purple velvet lining.
As you’d expect from these 70’s Gibsons, the weight can be an issue and we have actually had 1975 Deluxes tipping the scales at over 5Kg!! This is a much more reasonable 4.59kgs so sat down the guitar doesn’t down weigh on your leg and shouldering this should not be a problem either. The unamplified tone has plenty of sustain, as you’d expect from a good Gibson. The mini humbuckers bring a brightness but retain low end without being as muddy as could be the case with full size humbuckers of the same period.
There is much to be said for these Deluxes 40 odd years later and each one should be judged on their merits. This is a stunning guitar, grab it before its gets away.
We are located in Gloucestershire, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our demo facilities in Gloucester.
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