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 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe is a great example, featuring the Cherry Sunburst finish introduced in the mid '70s.
This guitar features a Mahogany pancake body along with a Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. The tuners and other hardware are all gold, as was the standard for this model. 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.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some minor signs of play wear and patina. The back of the neck and back of the body have been refinished at some point, and the guitar has benefitted from a refret. The tuners have been changed for period correct double line Klusons. 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.