834 at the 1st fret, it quickly fills out and achieves plenty of roundness, measuring. 990 at the 12th fret. Unlike the recent reissues of this model, this genuine vintage example has a bound slab ebony fretboard with pearl block inlay and original fretwire. The frets are remarkably clean and retain their full factory height, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3.
The nut measures a full 1 11/16 in width, and on the headstock the original Grover tuning machines are intact with original metal tulip buttons. With the switch engaged in the down position, the tone is notably snappier without being thin. It's one of the most effective and simple coil tapping systems every devised by Gibson. The original Nashville bridge and stopbar tailpiece are intact, with a new pair of Gibson gold strap buttons. The guitar had previously been fitted with a Bigsby, and there are a few small mounting holes adjacent to the tailpiece and rear strap button which have been filled and touched up to better blend in with the otherwise original Ebony gloss nitro lacquer finish.
The guitar exhibits light vertical lacquer checking on the top, with targeted buckle rash on the back on the bass side upper bout adjacent to the subtle belly contour, and a few other minor dings on the guitar as a whole. The binding and headstock inlay is deeply ambered, and there's some light checking on the neck binding too.This first year Les Paul Custom Lite is a lovely, modestly played example, professionally setup and ready to be played. A hardshell case 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. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please.
The item "1987 Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite Black Beauty Vintage Guitar Tim Shaw PAF & Case" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019. 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.