The Les Paul Custom has been the top of the range Gibson solid body since its introduction in 1954. This 1971 Gibson Les Paul Custom is a great example of an early '70s Custom, with a tone and playability that is second to none, and maybe the best of the Les Paul Customs from this period that we have had in store. This guitar features a Mahogany / Maple / Mahogany pancake body along with a Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard, with the typically resplendent block inlays and split diamond peghead logo found on all custom models. The tuners and other hardware are all gold, as was the standard for this model.
This guitar is in good condition, with some signs of play wear and lacquer checking to the finish. The guitar has had some work over the years to ensure it continues to play and sound as it should. The neck has previously been refretted, and the original nut has been swapped for a brass equivalent. The bridge is a period correct replacement Gotoh. The tuners are period correct reproduction Kluson waffle backs, aged by our luthier to be in keeping with the rest of the guitar. The pickups have been rewound, and previously modified to 4 conductor leads to allow for a coil tap. There are two small mini toggle switch holes in the control area which have been plugged and refinished by our luthier, and they are now barely noticeable. We also upgraded the guitar wiring and fitted 4 new CTS pots. The control knobs have been replaced, as have the pickup surround, although the originals are included. This guitar also includes a non original case.
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.