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1978 Gibson Les paul
Ok, this one sure brings back memories from the early 80's. I am thinking of on or two very great players who played this type of les paul!!!
That is the beloved neo classical master Randy Rhoads, A true innovator who made this guitar scream!He brought feel & technical prowess together.This guitar carries with it all that we can ask from a guitar from the late 70's!
I can remember this type of guitar being a fond memory on the Crazy Train video. This guitar sounds very impressive when cranked up through a Marshall!!!
Of course one can not under estimate the very nice tones that the edge produced on this type of guitar. So you can get very warm sounding clean sound out of this guitar as well! Every Gibson has there own unique and distinctive sounds they can produce out of them!
Ok, what about the description, right! Well this guitar is fashioned in the standard gibson form with its mostly mahogany Body & neck. The top is maple and the fret board is ebony!
Ok very important!!! This guitar has never encountered a dreaded headstock break, no routes. The custom color sought after Alpine white is in its original state.
This vintage time piece weighs in at 10 lbs.A very common weight for a Les Custom Color Les Paul. In fact may times you can find Les paul's that are up to 12lbs. So 10lbs is middle of the road for A Les Paul.
some bumps and bruises in the typical spots most notably:on the bottom horn where you usually rest the guitar on your knee, Some light finish checking, No nicks through the finish, 1 in beween the pick ups,1 by the control knobs, and one on the headstock inlay which is visible.Various other light abrasions.Nothing out of the ordinary though.
time for a synopsis on what is original and not. I of course like to be as up front as possible about the make up of the guitar & what is true to form.
Native to the guitar
Guitar neck body,Frets, volume pots, tuners, ABR bridge, Stop piece to the bridge, knobs Case etc...
Non native to the guitar Pick ups are Gibson '57's, changed pick guard, A few broken soldier joints, swith tip.
For the most part this guitar has remained mostly original throughout its 32 year life span. Sometimes, a change in pick ups can make all the difference in the world. So instead of me searching for the originals, I will leave that entirely up to you. Since you might be pleasantly surprised with this set. Maybe you will want to find the originals. I hate to sell this unbelievable guitar, but I need to raise some doe for the bills. It sure beats most reissues. like they say in the vintage domain, "old wood is good wood."
maybe next time I will try and form a guitar out of these words. Anyways, some fellow fretter will be happy with this beauty!
This guitar will be shipped ou via UPS or any other method that is so feasibly possible.Shipping within the US will cost you $85, fully insured. I Try and pack like it the guitar was going to be sent to me.Or in other words, with a lot of packing materials.
International Shipping International customers are welcome, always I can ship this item to you in another country, but, of course it will be substantially more.It will be insured for the actual value.your business is appreciated here as well.
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