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. Although the Deluxe never quite reached the same levels of popularity as the more traditional spec Les Paul Custom models at the time, the Deluxe has gone on to become something of a cult favourite due to the unique sound of the mini humbuckers. This 1979 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe is a great example of an affordable '70s Les Paul.
This guitar features a Mahogany pancake body along with a Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. The neck position retains the original mini humbucker pickup, while the bridge has been routed for a DiMarzio humbucker, offering a hotter, more powerful output in the bridge position. The wiring and pots are original and fully functional, along with the bridge, tailpiece and control knobs. The tuners are the Schaller made Gibson floral logo variety, found on a number of Gibson guitars in the late '70s and early '80s.
This guitar is in good condition, with some signs of play wear and patina to the finish, predominantly to the rear of the body and back of the neck. 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.