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VINTAGE 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty with the OHSC & owners manual

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Gibson Les Paul Custom

There have been many great guitars throughout Gibson's long and storied history as a maker of musical instruments, but only one remains the definitive pinnacle of electric solid body guitar design. That guitar is the Gibson Les Paul. The Gibson Les Paul Custom is the top of the line Les Paul. This guitar is a Rock'n Roll icon and favorite among rockers like Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Marc Bolan, Billy Gibbons, Randy Rhodes and Joe Walsh, just to name a few. This guitar is the Rolls Royce of guitars. The appointments are simply the best. Coveted by both players and collectors as the ultimate example of playability, attractiveness and tone, the iconic Gibson Les Paul Custom simply has no equal. This guitar has become the Holy Grail of guitars in the minds of professionals and collectors the world over. As an icon throughout the music industry, not only has this guitar become a legend, it has attained the highest most acclaimed value in quality and investment.

Called the Gibson Les Paul Custom, this entirely black guitar was dubbed the Black Beauty. Originally introduced in 1953, the Les Paul Custom went through a few minor changes until it was discontinued in 1963. Reintroduced in 1968 due to popular demand, it has remained a staple of the Gibson line ever since.

This is very early 1969 model Les Paul Custom built with a ONE PIECE BODY AND ONE PIECE NECK WITH LONG TENON. It is a very rare and desirable 100% ALL ORIGINAL NEAR MINT COLLECTORS GRADE VINTAGE GUITAR! Very early in 1969 Gibson switched to a 3 piece body and 3 piece neck with a neck volute and Gibson USA stamped in the back of the headstock under the serial number, so the very few of these guitars that were built with a ONE PIECE BODY AND ONE PIECE NECK WITH LONG TENON (basically to 1968 specs) are extremely rare and desirable. This guitar has a single sharp cutaway ONE PIECE mahogany body, multi-bound carved 2 piece maple top with center seam, raised bound black pickguard, ONE PIECE mahogany neck, 22 small fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, multi-bound peghead with pearl split diamond/logo inlay, no neck volute, no made in USA stamp, 3 per side Grover tuners, gold hardware, 2 Pat. No. humbucker pickups, 2 volume/2 tone controls, 3 position switch and a beautiful Black finish. The serial number 558714 dates this guitar to 1969 and the pot codes 13768xx date to 1968. The thickness of the neck measures .92 at the first fret and 1.04 at the 12th. This guitar weighs 9 pounds even! She light, resonant and seasoned to perfection! The finish has some weather checking and a few dings, but NO BUCKEL RASH, AND THE ORIGINAL FRETS HAVE PLENTY OF LIFE LEFT IN THEM. NO ISSUES, NO BREAKS OR REPAIRS. THE NECK IS STRAIGHT. EVERY NOTE RINGS! This guitar comes complete with the ORIGINAL HARDSHELL CASE, OWNERS MANUAL AND MOJO!

This guitar has truly lived up to its mythology and it certainly is it's own animal! The pickups to offer a unique palette of vintage sound. It is slightly more bassy than other Les Pauls, but the tone remains pure and remarkable with full mids and sparkling highs. It has a warm low end, deep and mellow paired with a piercing high lead voice, beautiful tone, brilliant shimmering treble and endless sustain and this guitar is a blast to play!

Feel the Power!
The Power of the Paul!


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