The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe was introduced in 1969 along side other Les Paul models that marked a return to the '50s style single cutaway body shape. Initially produced as gold top models, the Les Paul Deluxe featured a set of mini humbuckers akin to the 'New York' style pickups used on earlier Epiphone models, and though these guitars did reach the same levels of popularity as the more traditional spec Les Paul Custom models of the same period, the Deluxe has gone on to become something of a cult favourite due to the unique sound of the mini humbuckers. This 1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop is a great example in rare left handed orientation.
This guitar features a Mahogany pancake body along with a Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. The mini humbuckers offer a clarity and dynamic range that sets the apart from both humbuckers and single coils, offering a unique range of tones. The chrome hardware is present and correct as was standard for this model, along with the cream pick guard.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some signs of play wear and patina to the finish, predominantly lacquer checking to the lower half of the body and headstock, along with some play wear to the back. At some point a set of soap bar P90 pickups were dropped in to the body, and as this requires no routing, the original mini humbuckers have been reinstated with the guitar now as it would have left the factory. Other than this, the guitar is internally and externally original.
As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by the luthier at the Vintage Instrument Workshop and is guaranteed for 3 years in line with our vintage instrument warranty.