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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1956 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty

via these auctions
"This instrument is an original. This guitar is a extremely rare in this condition

Single sharp cutaway multi-bound mahogany body with carved top, 13 in. wide, 17.25 in. long and 2 in. deep, 24.75 in. scale,

raised bound black pickguard, mahogany neck, 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlay, "Les Paul Custom"

engraved on truss rod cover, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, multi-bound peghead with pearl split diamond/logo inlay, 3-per-side

Deluxe Kluson tuners with plastic single ring buttons, gold hardware, 2 single coil pickups with plastic covers (neck pickup has

oblong polepieces, bridge pickup has round polepieces, 2 volume/2 tone controls, 3-position switch,

The neck is set correct minor smile crack in the headstock fixed years ago and barely visible unless a black light is used and action is low and fast. New strings and setup and intoned these original single coil pickups are amazing!"

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