Since its debut in 1954, the Les Paul Custom has been the top-of-the-line Gibson solid body. With unmatched tone and playability, this 1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom is a fantastic example of an early '70s Custom, a period often revered for its quality as the single cut Les Paul model was reintroduced to the Gibson catalog. This guitar is constructed from a Mahogany, Maple, and Mahogany pancake body, with a Mahogany nec, and an Ebony fingerboard. All custom models have pearl block inlays and a split diamond logo on the peghead. All of the hardware, including the tuners, is gold, as was customary for this model. This guitar also features the headstock volute introduced on Gibson guitars in 1970.
This guitar is in very good condition, and is internally and externally original with the exception of the bridge saddles, which have been replaced. The finish is in good condition, with some checking and play wear visible to the finish, and a small patch to the rear of the body that appears to have reacted with something in the case at some point in its life.
The original Centralab pots are present and correct, with codes dating them to the early part of 1970 (134 701X) The Pat No. pickups have all the growl and definition you would expect to find on a good Les Paul, and the waffle back tuners, bridge and tailpiece are correct.
As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a thorough service by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and is guaranteed for 3 years in line with our vintage instrument warranty.