Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Blue Sparkle 1974

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA. Serial# 175153.

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Blue Sparkle 1974

Vintage
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Description & Specs

Summary

Finish: Original finish except for touchup on headstock crack repairs.

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Mahogany Body

Body Details: Mahogany pancake body with three piece maple cap.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard

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.

Weight: 9 lbs 12.5 oz

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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