Gibson Les Paul Artisan Tobacco Sunburst 1978

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Artisan Tobacco Sunburst 1978

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: D-Shape
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .76", 12th: .93"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Three-piece laminated maple set neck with a bound ebony board, fancy pearl inlays, truss adjustment at the headstock
Electronics: Three "Tarback" Humbucker pickups, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch, volume & tone controls -- Original showing no signs of modification or repair. The pot codes date from 1978 -- Middle pickup activates when the switch is in the middle position (bridge & middle pickups)
Pickup Measurements: Neck: 15.8 kΩ, Middle: n/a (due to wiring scheme) Bridge: 15.8 kΩ
Hardware: The tailpiece stop bar is not original -- The strap buttons have been replaced
Modifications/Repairs: Non-original tailpiece and strap buttons
Case Details: Original hard shell "Chainsaw" case
Cosmetic Condition: This Artisan shows only light play wear for its age. Few nicks, dings, or other various blemishes exist outside of light buckle rash on the back of the body.
Serial Number: 72618030
Tech Notes: Currently, set up with 10-gauge strings, low action, and optimal neck relief. The frets are wide and low showing only light wear. -- The serial number and electronics date this LP from 1978.
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