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*HOLD* 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom [*Demo Video!]

*HOLD* 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom [*Demo Video!]

Regular price $18,950.00
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1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom with a long neck tenon. This first-year Norlin-era beauty features a set of killer-sounding Pat# PUs for an excellent sound with tons of mid-range punch and clarity. Good condition displaying honest playwear throughout with heavier finish checking and expected dings for a guitar of this age. Modifications include a replaced nut for playability, a replaced switch tip, and the factory Bigsby was removed with some remaining finish touch-ups, screw holes, and the ground wire was relocated. This LP Custom is a true authentic relic with tons of vibe! Includes original hardshell case.

"The Les Paul Custom has long been Gibson’s premier solid body electric guitar offering, and goes back very nearly as far as the Les Paul itself. True to the base model, the Custom has followed a similar evolution through the years with some higher-end tweaks.

The early 50s Customs used P90s just like the Standard but sported a unique “staple” P90 in the neck for improved clarity. The late 50s saw its adoption of the legendary PAF, in a slightly larger quantity than its less expensive cousin. When the Les Paul we know and love went into hibernation through most of the 60s, the Custom followed suit. And sure enough, upon their return, the early Customs again bore a familiar but distinct aesthetic. The one-piece solid body, a matching one-piece mahogany neck, and of course the coveted long neck tenon are all present and accounted for, in all their Nixon-era glory.

This particular example is certainly closer to original than some 70s Customs on the market. A replaced nut and tailpiece are all that separate this guitar from original, and are both convincing replacements. The 4-piece maple top, a new feature added during the model’s 1968 reintroduction in lieu of the usual all-mahogany construction, imparts a bright and resonant tone. Speaking of tone, the original pair of “Patent Number” humbuckers produce impressive clarity with a hint of midrange bite.

At one point, this guitar did have a Bigsby tailpiece installed, but has long since been removed with minimal evidence. This Custom was certainly well-played in its lifetime but was by no means abused, showing no breaks or repairs throughout. If you’re looking for a Norlin-era Custom, this one has everything you’re after." ~ Tyler Geske, ECG Newsletter

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