|Comments||Here’s a great Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop from 1976.
The Gibson Les Paul was first released with this finish – metallic gold top and clear on the rest of the guitar. Over the years, the gold top finish has been available but by the 1970’s was mostly seen on the Deluxe model, featuring two mini-humbucker pickups (from Gibson’s Epiphone stock) in P-90 sized routes.
The Les Paul Deluxe was introduced in 1968. In the early 1970’s, Les Pauls gained maple necks, some – like this one – with volutes to help increase strength.
This is a very good example of a mid-1970’s Les Paul Deluxe.
|Serial Number||00135919, built in 1976.|
|Pricing||$2,999.99 CAD with case. SOLD|
|Neck||3-piece Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, trapezoidal position markers. Black headstock with Les Paul Model decal and mother of pearl Gibson inlaid logo, Deluxe truss rod cover.|
|Frets||Original frets with minor wear.|
|Body||Mahogany ‘pancake’ style body with maple cap. Bound top. The ‘pancake’ body has two layers of mahogany sandwiching a thin alternate layer, in this case mahogany.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer finish in good condition; gold top, natural back, sides and neck.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original except for the tuners; converted to Kluson vintage-style with plastic keystone buttons. The original Gibson tuners are included in the case. Two mini-humbuckers, selector switch, individual volume and tone controls. Chrome tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece, Delrin nut. Neck pickup reads 5.98K, bridge reads 6.14K ohms. Schaller straplocks added.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and cleanly.|
|Case||Original Gibson hardshell case included.|
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