Up for sale, a 1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom in excellent condition and in perfect working order. An exceptional Black Beauty, this Les Paul has a chunky, late 50s-style neck carve and weighs in at a mere 9lbs 11oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, we've dialed in this Les Paul Custom with fresh 10-46 strings, optimal intonation, and low action. The three-piece mahogany neck has a surprisingly deep C shaped carve, and this shape is typically associated with Les Pauls from 1957-58. This neck has a true "baseball bat" C shape with generous shoulders and plenty of heft.887" deep at the first fret and 1.098" deep at the 12th fret. The original very slender "banjo" fretwire is intact on the ebony fretboard, which also boasts multi-ply binding and pearl block inlays. The frets have been leveled and are in "fretless wonder" territory sitting very low, yet still extremely playable. The frets currently show zero wear and play cleanly in all positions.
The original nut measures 1 11/16 in width and the headstock is fitted with genuine vintage waffleback Kluson tuners. These tuners work in their original fashion in that you tune up to the note and they hold pitch well, slackening easily when you tune down. A different set of tuners was once fitted on the headstock, with no additional screw holes and original bushings fitting easily without modification. There are indentations from larger washers around the original tuner bushings. On the back of the headstock, the guitar sports its original serial number and "Made in USA" stamp as well as a volute, consistent with the era of production.
The guitar also has a faint "2" stamp, denoting a Factory Second for some small finish flaw that would be indiscernible from honest playwear over the past nearly five decades. The "pancake" (two-piece) mahogany body is capped by a piece of maple that has a nice deep dish carve. There is consistent flame figuring across the entire top, visible under certain lighting through the thin Ebony nitro lacquer finish. The electronics consist of original patent sticker T Top humbuckers with original covers that show untouched solder and intact stickers on the baseplates.
The hardware consists of an original patent number gold ABR-1 bridge and vintage, yet not stock gold stopbar tailpiece. The witch hat knobs and switch ring are original, while the truss rod cover, three-way toggle switch cover, and pickguard are modern, factory-spec replacements created and aged by MojoAxe to perfectly match the patina of the instrument. In terms of cosmetic wear, the guitar show m. Oderate vertical lacquer checking on the body, and the 100% original nitro lacquer Ebony finish lights uniformly under a blacklight (a common way to verify a finish's originality) with no touchup or overspray.Eavy buckle rash on the back, an assortment of pinhead sized nicks on the body, and one small finish chip in the multi-ply binding on the bass side edge of the headstock. The neck profile is extremely clean with only a couple of the faintest indentations, and the guitar is structurally sound with zero repairs, cracks, or things of that nature. The original black tolex hardshell case with purple interior is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Vintage Guitar Lightweight, Big Neck" is in sale since Sunday, June 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.This item can be shipped worldwide.