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LES PAUL CUSTOM, 1979
Between 1977 and 1979 a very small batch of Customs left the factory with
the historic three-humbucker circuitry: these guitars today are highly
sought-after and bring higher values than regular production models (30%
more according to the Vintage Guitar Price
Guide) and are rarely seen in vintage guitar shops and auctions. We
located this nice guitar in Croatia: it is a rare, 100% original, great sounding Les Paul, in very
The top is made of three pieces of flamed maple, and wood grain is enhanced by the beautiful "wine red" finish, a dark see-through red. The body is a single piece of mahogany, quite a lucky find in years of wood sandwiches, and the neck is made of three pieces of mahogany. Hardware and appointments are the typical Custom features of those years, with multi-ply binding, ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays, tune-o-matic Nashville bridge, stop-bar, gold metal parts, etc.
The back shows a belt-buckle worn area and gold-plating is worn on pickup covers and stop-bar, but the guitar is in overall excellent conditions. Every detail is original. The three pickups are great-sounding humbuckers with impressed Patent Number: two of them have an ink-stamped date, September 1978 and February 1979. All the pots are dated 1978. Frets show playing wear but are still quite good, action is perfect. Original hardshell case.