Gibson Les Paul Custom 1971 Black

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1971 Black

  • $11,995.00
  • $7,395.00

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: The top, sides, and neck have the original finish while the back of the body has been refinished.
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: Medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - .89" & 12th - 1.00"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Three-piece Mahogany neck with a bound Ebony fingerboard and block inlays. The nut and frets are not original.
Electronics: Two patent sicker humbuckers with a three-way switch, two volume pots, and two tone pots. The pots date to 1972 minus the bridge tone pot. The bridge tone pot has been replaced.
Pickup Measurements: Bridge: 7.71kΩ Neck: 7.39kΩ
Hardware: Non-original Kluson waffle back tuners. The nut has been replaced.
Weight: 10lbs 3oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Neck has been re-fretted. -Back of the body has been refinished. -Bridge tone pot has been replaced. -Nut has been replaced. -Non-original switch tip. -The tuners have been replaced.
Case Details: Non-original Gator hard shell case.
Cosmetic Condition: Guitar shows heavy play wear but has aged nicely. There are small to medium sized dings and scratches throughout the body as well as consistent checking. The hardware is also heavily tarnished.
Serial Number: 620746
Tech Notes: This Les Paul plays well with low action. The frets are narrow and tall. It has been properly setup and intonated with 10 gauge strings in standard tuning. Included with the case is a Bigsby and Vibramate (for non-invasive installation). These parts can be installed without drilling holes or permanently modifying this guitar in any way. There are no Bigsby holes drilled in this guitar.

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