The Les Paul Custom has been the top of the range Gibson solid body since its introduction in 1954. This 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom is a fantastic in amazing condition for its age, and is one of the best examples of a '70s 'Black Beauty' 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. The thing that really sets this guitar apart is the embossed 'Gibson' logo pickup covers, officially used by Gibson for a short time between 1971 and the middle of 1972. The pickups on this guitar are slightly hotter than others we have played, giving them a unique tonal character for the period.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some play wear to the top and rear of the body and the rear of the neck. The binding has yellowed significantly, but the finish is otherwise in good condition with no touch up. The guitar is internally and externally original, and 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.