Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Blue Sparkle 1974

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Blue Sparkle 1974

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 finish except for touchup on headstock crack repairs.
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .83" 12th- .96"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Three piece maple neck with bound rosewood board and trapezoid inlays.
Electronics: The neck pickups is an original patent number sticker mini-humbucker. The bridge pickup is a later patent number embossed. The pots are original and date to 1974. Solder joints have been redone. The neck tone capacitor is not original. The output jack has been replaced.
Pickup Measurements: neck 6.3k ohms bridge 6.3k ohms
Hardware: The tuners, nut, switch tip, pick guard, jack plate, bridge, tail piece and studs have all been replaced. The knobs and pickup rings appear to be original. The bridge pickup ring has been widened slightly to accommodate the replacement pickup.
Modifications/Repairs: -There are two repaired cracks on the back of the headstock/neck. One starts at the nut and extends down the neck to about the third fret. There is an indentation along this repair where it was sanded in to make the wood flush. The other is on the back of the volute. These repairs have been touched up and are stable. -The tuners, nut, switch tip, pick guard, jack plate, bridge, tail piece and studs have all been replaced. -The bridge pickup has been replaced and has larger mounting screws than the original. -The bridge pickup ring has been widened slightly to accommodate the replacement pickup. -Solder joints have been redone. -The neck tone capacitor is not original. -The output jack has been replaced.
Case Details: Hard shell case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. The finish is glossy with checking and dents and scratches throughout. The back of the body has considerable buckle rash with one area fully worn down to the wood.
Serial Number: 175153
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are wide and low with light play wear. The truss rod has limited adjustability so this guitar will set up best with light gauge strings (10s or smaller). Heavier strings will cause too much neck relief. -The serial number dates to 1974.
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