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Monday, March 10, 2014

1968 Gibson USA Les Paul Custom Black Beauty

via this auction

"incredible Gibson guitar - a late 1968/early '69 Les Paul Custom- the 'dotless I' makes this a transition example. Aptly referred to as a "Black Beauty" this guitar's looks are a classic with its ebony finish, witch hat knobs, gold hardware, and split diamond headstock inlay. No volute or "Made in the USA" stamped on the headstock. At 9.3lbs, the solid one piece mahogany body gives this guitar that fat, Les Paul tone that these guitars are known for. The neck is .89" thick at the 5th fret - perfectly thick Gibson neck feel. The neck is still perfectly attached to body with no separating at the neck joint. The bound ebony fretboard feels fantastic on your fingers especially since this is the fretless wonder. The frets being so small make it very easy and comfortable to play on for both chords and solo playing. The original electronics and patent number pickups make this guitar sing. Fat, sustaining tone for days on both pickups. The pickup covers were removed long ago but the original gold pickup covers are included with this guitar. There is evidence of an extremely well done professional headstock repair (shown in pictures). The repair is solid as a rock and has no movement. There are some marks around the guitar and some corrosion on the gold hardware, but this guitar is very good condition and plays like a monster. A 70's Gibson case is included and in great shape structurally just with some marks on the tolex and 1 broken latch. The serial number is 604421 dates from '66 to '69 and the pots date to 1968 (shown in pictures). The pickups are "Patent Number" pickups with stickers on the underside of the pickups. Whether you want to keep this in your collection or bring it to your gigs and recordings, don't miss your chance to own a beautiful 1968/69 Gibson Les Paul Custom! We are an authorized Gibson dealer. Buy with confidence. Don't pass this by"

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