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Monday, May 21, 2012

1979 Gibson THE LES PAUL Holy Grail Extremely Rare Limited Edition



via this auction where you'll find more pics.

"Here is the holy grail. For sale is one of the rarest Les Pauls you'll ever see. This is literally THE LES PAUL, and this one has all the bells and whistles. This has, hands down, the best craftsmanship you will ever find on a Les Paul. Over the course of the three years these were in production, only 77 were made. 59 of those were in natural finish, and only 18 total in wine red finish, making this an amazing find. This is still in unplayed condition with the original protector "chainsaw" case and the original Gibson paperwork included. This is number 66 out of 77 total. The last 11 they made were natural finish, meaning this was the absolute last The Les Paul made in wine red finish. This boasts a carved flamed maple top, maple back, all rosewood plates, rosewood pickguard and knobs, rosewood outer bindings, red-stained inner bindings, gold-plated hardware, ebony-rosewood-ebony fingerboard, abalone block inlays, pearl button tuners, pearl plate on back of headstock with limited edition number, and 2 super humbucking pickups. This is quite possibly the most impressive Les Paul you'll ever come across. The back of the headstock is stamped second and I honestly could not tell you why, nor did Gibson ever say why anything they stamped second. Your guess is as good as mine, because this is perfect in every way..."


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