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1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom 01379

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Published: August 3rd, 2012

An All Original
1958 Les Paul Black Beauty

This light weight Les Paul Custom weighs just 9.20 lbs. and has a solid mahogany body with a slightly arched top. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice thick profile, a comfortable nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Ebony fretboard with 22 original thin frets and inlaid pearl block position markers. The top of the guitar has seven-ply binding, the back of the guitar has five-ply binding, the headstock has five-ply binding, and the fretboard has single white binding. Headstock with inlaid pearl “Gibson” logo and five-piece pearl split-diamond inlay. Two-layer (black on white) truss-rod cover with “Les Paul Custom” engraved in white secured by two screws. Individual Grover Roto-Matic tuners with half-moon metal buttons. The serial number “8 6330″ is inked in yellow on the back of the headstock. Three original ‘gold-plated’ double-black PAF humbucking pickups with outputs of 8.05k, 8.28k, and 7.86k (each with a small rectangular black label “Patent Applied For” on the underside. The black pickup rings on the neck and middle are stamped on the underside “MR 491 / M-69 7″. The black pickup ring on the treble pickup is stamped on the underside “MR 490 / M-69 8″. Five-layer (black / white / black / white / black) plastic pickguard secured to body by two screws. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout plus three-way selector switch on upper bass bout. Black plastic bell-shaped “Bell” knobs. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic non-retainer bridge with metal saddles and separate stud tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. The potentiometers are all stamped: “134 838″ (Centralab, September 1958). This totally original example is one of the lightest ‘PAF’ Les Paul Customs that we have seen. At just 9.20 pounds it is just one ounce heavier than the lightest one we have had (9.10 pounds). We have had eight PAF Customs over the years ranging from 9.10 pounds to 10.70 pounds. This guitar is in excellent plus (8.75) condition. The frets are original and have been dressed. The gold hardware is a little tarnished. There is an area of wear (approximately 4 1/2 x 4 inches) on the back of the body. There are a few other small areas of wear on the sides and a tiny chip on the treble face binding of the headstock. There are a few small marks on the back of the neck and some fine finish checking. This guitar has been lovingly played and is all original. The three PAF’s have never had their covers removed and all of the solder joints are original. This is an opportunity to acquire an all original Les Paul Black Beauty at a much lower price than usual. The perfect weight, the perfect neck profile and the incredible bite of the PAF’s make this a truly great guitar. Housed in its original Gibson black pebble-grain “black beauty” hardshell case with orange plush lining (8.50).

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Singlecut Shootout: Chinese Les Paul vs American Les Paul vs Dean EVO w/ Mesa MARK V

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Published: November 18th, 2011

In this video we compare a Chinese Les Paul Custom vs 1991 Gibson Les Paul Custom (all Mahogany body) vs 1993 Gibson Les Paul Standard vs Dean Evo. The amplifier being used is a Mesa Boogie Mark V with a Rectifier cabinet using Vintage Celestion 30’s. We used a SURE Beta 58 for recording and hopefully YOUtube won’t compress it too much. We are no Rob Chappers or Phil X (both of whom you should subscribe to on youtube) but we give it our best shot to give you a idea on the different sounds from each guitar. PLEASE leave us your feedback, opinions, and questions! Remember, we are NEWBS at this so we know we did not play with perfect timing and there are some bum notes here and there but we are hoping you get a good comparison out of this if you are in the Market for a new single cut. I don’t want to sway your opinion but I will say that the Chinese guitar is NOT worth the $300. You then have to buy pickups, tuners, straighten the neck etc. and you still don’t have a guitar as nice as the Dean EVO, PRS SE or a decent Epiphone Les Paul. Thanks all and keep ROCKIN’!!!!!

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1959 Gibson Les Paul (Amazing!) / Fretted Americana / Soren Andersen / Vintage&RareTV

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Published: April 12th, 2011

http://www.vintageandrare.com/ Soren Andersen playing an original 1959 Gibson Les Paul at Fretted Americana in Calabasas, Los Angeles - January 2011.
This guitar is priced at 230.000USD.

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1997 Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul 00856

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Published: December 17th, 2010

http://www.frettedamericana.com/details.php?id=856&counter=0
This ‘first-run’ Les Paul Jimmy Page Signature guitar weighs just 8.90 lbs. and has a nice fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Just like Jimmy Page’s original ‘59 guitar, the neck is thick at the nut and at the neck heel, like a typical 1959 Les Paul, but it tapers to a super-slim depth in the middle. Solid mahogany body with a nice ‘tiger-stripe’ two-piece carved maple top with single-ply cream binding. One-piece mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and inlaid pearl trapezoid position markers. Two Gibson Ceramic Magnet Humbuckers.

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2002 50th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul 00715 SOLD!

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Published: May 27th, 2010

http://www.frettedamericana.com/details.php?id=715&counter=0
One of only fifty Les Paul Custom “50th Anniversary” guitarsthis beautiful instrument weighs just 9.10 lbs. and has a solid maple body with a two-piece curly koa top. Huge profile five-piece curly maple neck with curly koa center strip. Bound Madagascar ebony fretboard with 22 medium frets and abalone cloud inlays. Two Gibson ‘57 Reissue PAF Humbuckers with black plastic surrounds and outputs of 7.77k and 7.75k. Gibson ABR-1 retainer bridge with metal saddles, separate stud tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. This guitar is in mint (9.50) condition. The top and back of this guitar are beautifully figured. Housed in the original Gibson black hardshell case with black plush lining and black cloth case cover (9.50).

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1956 Les Paul Standard Gold Top (Tune-O-Matic) 00961

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Published: July 18th, 2009

http://www.frettedamericana.com/details.php?id=961&counter=0
This forty-three year old Tune-O-Matic Les Paul Standard Gold Top weighs just 8.80 lbs. and has nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body with a solid carved maple top, one-piece mahogany neck with a nice, thick profile, and rosewood fretboard which has been expertly re-fretted with 22 slightly larger frets. The nut was replaced at the time of the tre-fret (original nut in case).Inlaid pearl trapezoid (crown) position markers. Serial number (”6 5942″) inked-on in black on the back of the headstock. The top of the guitar has a single cream binding and the fretboard has single white binding. Headstock with inlaid pearl “Gibson” logo and with “Les Paul Model” silk-screened in gold. Two-layer (black on white) plastic truss-rod cover. Individual single-line “no-name” Kluson Deluxe tuners with original single-ring tulip-shaped Keystone plastic buttons (stamped on the inside “2356766 PAT APPLD.”). Two very hot P-90 pickups with outputs of 7.75k and 8.17k. Cream plastic pick-up covers stamped inside “UC-452-F/1″ (on the neck pickup) and “UC-452-B/2″ (on the bridge pickup). Single-layer cream plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout plus three-way pickup selector switch on upper bass bout. Gold plastic bell-shaped “Bell” knobs. The potentiometers are stamped “615 4190 544″ (IRC November 1955) and two original ‘bumble-bee’ capacitors. ABR-1 non-retainer Tune-O-Matic bridge with metal saddles and separate “wrap-over” stud tailpiece.

This totally original Tune-O-Matic Les Paul GoldTop is being offered at a fraction of the current market value simply because a previous owner had at some time ‘decorated’ the guitar by the application of 36-37 rhinestones or sequin “appliques” which were glued around the entire perimeter of the top of the guitar. Additionally there is evidence of the probable attachment of a larger ornamental “plate” to the top of the bass side, to the left of the stop tailpiece. There are three larger spots where the attachment adhesive has chemically altered the gold/bronze lacquer finish; there are also seven other smaller areas on the top showing similar evidence of chemical alteration to the gold/bronze lacquer finish and the clear coat. Of significant note: While a cursory glance at the top of this instrument might suggest touchups, subsequent 30X loupe inspection of these areas in strong sunlight at oblique angles provides irrefutable visual evidence that the gold/bronze is all-original. There is NO evidence of any touchups or refinishing on the gold finish anywhere on the top. In addition there is evidence on the headstock sides/perimeter of sixteen small holes that have been repaired/filled with a wood filler product. Given the history of the rest of the instrument, these filled holes are likely the result of a different type of jeweled ornamentation that was attached to the headstock with either screws or small studs. Upon removal, proper repair procedures were professionally followed. Additionally and of lesser significance, there is evidence of the removal of 13-14 rhinestones/jewels that were originally applied to the face of the headstock. This shows primarily upon ultra violet light examination, indicating early and longtime application of said ornamentation. We conservatively give this instrument a very good plus (8.25) rating. Housed in the original Gibson four-latch brown hardshell case with pink plush lining (9.00).

In summary aside from the aforementioned ‘removed ornamentation’ the guitar has had a professional refret at which time the nut was replaced. There is evidence in the switch cavity of a possible solder repair or “touch-up” - probably due to a “cold” solder joint. One of the two pickguard to body attachment screws is an incorrect replacement screw. Otherwise this fifty-three year old guitar is all original down to every last screw. The guitar plays and sounds as it should - amazing!

“In 1955 the gold-top gained Gibson’s new Tune-o-matic bridge. The unit had the facility to adjust individual string-length, improving intonation. Two years later humbucking pickups replaced P90s on the gold-top” (Tony Bacon and Paul Day, The Gibson Les Paul Book, p. 19).

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1958 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior SOLD 00959

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Published: July 6th, 2009

The ultimate Les Paul TV Junior! This featherweight guitar weighs 7.40 lbs. Solid mahogany body with that oh-so-perfect late ‘58 / ‘59 thick profile one-piece mahogany neck. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with twenty-two original late ‘58 style thin frets. Three-in-a-row single-line closed-back Kluson Deluxe strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. One really hot P-90 pickup with an amazing output of 8.11k. Combination “wrap-over” bar bridge/stud tailpiece. A totally original and near mint example of this very rare guitar. Housed in its original Gibson brown “alligator” softshell case, which is in (8.75) excellent plus condition. The Gibson shipping records show that only 429 Les Paul TV Juniors were shipped in 1959.

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