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Thursday, December 12, 2013

VINTAGE 1954 GIBSON LES PAUL ALL GOLD FINISH


via this auction

"Neck: 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe neck that was professionally attached to the guitar by Gibson. Dark rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl trapezoid inlays. Original frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them. Gibson Deluxe tuners in perfect working condition. Gibson stamped the back of the headstock with the same serial number from the original neck, which is 40930. 1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine. The original neck is included, but would require extensive professional work in order to put it back on the guitar. The headstock snapped off & there's quite a bit of wood missing from the heel. The guitar was originally finished in all gold. Most of that gold finish has worn off the original neck, but is still prevalent on the back of the headstock.

Body: Original, solid mahogany body with bound maple top & nickel, wrap-around tailpiece. There are two post surrounds under the tailpiece. They are glued to the top & are basically the same as the Rhythm Treble toggle switch surround. We inspected the tailpiece posts & there is no damage so we're not sure why the discs were added - perhaps purely for cosmetics. Single-ply cream pickguard is in great shape with no cracks or breaks. Guitar weighs 9 lbs 4 oz.

Pickups: Original P-90 soapbar single coils. Bridge - 7.63K ohms; Neck - 7.53K ohms. Dual volume & tone controls with original gold barrel knobs; 3-way toggle switch. Pots & caps are original; all electronics are in perfect working condition.

Playability / Sound: Nice, low action - plays like a brand new guitar! Warm, rich tone with tons of sustain & fabulous dynamics..."



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