1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom


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Maple top on Honduran mahogany body in Wine Red, a fair amount of honest wear but no breaks, original 1981-dated “patent stamp” humbucker in neck, and another possibly-original 1979-dated one in the bridge, a mixture of 1980 and 1981 CTS pots under that diamond-shaped stamped shield, professionally refretted, changed strap buttons, and the bridge and posts have been replaced (got a little stretchy) but they’re included. Otherwise all-original save for newer Gibson hard case. Three-piece maple neck with a fantastic profile – slightly slender in terms of depth but with that great 1 & 11/16” nut width, “Les Paul Custom” truss rod cover, bound ebony fingerboard with pearl blocks and those iconic Custom headstock appointments, and a fully-functional set of those incredibly cool and remarkably practical Schaller flip-out crank tuners. A fine example of a late Norlin-era Custom, attractively-yellowed speed knobs, volute and “Made in USA” stamp but the sandwich body was long gone by this time, plays great, sounds great, terrific looks. Made in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Comew tih a later hard shell case.