Beautiful 1974 Gibson Cherry Red figured maple Les Paul Anniversary.
The story of title is below.
Here is the description:
Cherry Red figured maple top. One piece mahogany back.
Pot codes 13774xx.. all match. .
20th Anniversary Model inscribed at 15 fret mop inlay. Original nut, truss rod cover.
No cracks or breaks, neck is straight, truss rod works correct.
Original pots, bridge and patent # gibson tune a matic bridge, Original Waffle Keystone Button Kluson Tuners - 1 bent.
The gold plating is worn.Pro refret, lots of life, they show some wear or divots but don't affect playing - no divots in ebony fretboard. See pix, it is slight you may want to get frets dressed. Myself I would just play it. It Will Not need a refret.
Original finish, shows typical wear for 36 year old guitar that has been played, some nicks, dings, scratches - wear spot behind neck where
it sat in a guitar stand.
Repro knobs, pickguard, gibson strap buttons.
Seymour Duncan PAF style pickups, new gold covers, they are not attached to pickup so you can either remove them or attach them.
Original switch, back plates. The switch back plate has a chip on edge missing.
Orignal Gibson Protective Molded Case overall good condition, needs two latches.
It has a great feel to it and the action is just right. The pickups are a good choice too. It is strung up with ernie ball 10 - 46 slinky's.
So here is the guitar story......
At first we thought Hairy our pet Susquatch had Swing Flu caught from various places. Then we thought he picked up from one of the monkey bars, you know foraging and carousing at one of the local hot spots. Hairy was so wonderful, children loved him. Sometimes he would throw their school bus over a cliff. "Oh, that Hairy..... he's such a lover", the school bus driver would say with a distant sparkle in her eye. Yes, children loved him and would pay him lunch money and Twinkies to do this because it gave them time out from school.
He was just a normal teenager and lived in the woods behind our house. He only had a cell and a little laptop and a few Twinkies. But the community thought Hairy had much potential and bought him a guitar, some records and things that a rock musician needs. He would listen with his ear cocked to one side for hours then strum like a naked savage. Of course he didn't play well and played sometimes too hard.... but man, could Hairy swing! All he wanted was to front his own group, a motor home and a swimming pool of beer. We couldn't afford it, we were still paying on a bill from an episode at the local produce department..... "Oh, that friggin.... filthy... Hairy .... he's such a ..." shut up!
Hairy was much like you and me he believed marriage should be between consenting bipeds. One day on his way to practice, something happened. Hairy was very territorial about his music and loved watching UFO movies. We can only guess when Hairy showed up without his head. We thought something was wrong because for the next few days he didn't smile or say much. Kids would throw a ball down the hole where Hairy's head once was.... (they can be so cruel) but our Hairy loved them and threw another school bus off a cliff just to show what a good sport he could be.
Hairy, still played the guitar and eventually got his head on straight, after they grafted one from a giant piecost... but it's just wasn't the same when he'd scat sing Hendrix licks..... He had to have his own head, it was expensive but it was worth it. This is why I am selling this guitar..... I know, I know, that Hairy.... This is a story, I know you want to believe it's true but some of the things have been made up to protect your tender imagination.....
This guitar will ship parcel post allow 7 to 10 business days for delivery. Winning bidder to pay $65 flat shipping and insurance for local 48 states. Alaska or Hawaii will be more. Please no foreign bidders, will ship only to USA because of time constraints.