This 1971 (dated by a combination serial number, specs, and pot date codes) Gibson Les Paul Custom comes in mostly original condition with all original electronics and tuners. The bridge and tailpiece also appear to be orignal. The strap buttons have been replaced, and it has been recently refretted with medium jumbo sized frets similar to what Gibson currently uses.
The orignal patent number T-top pickups have remarkable clarity. The neck pickup in particular has a exceptionally good clean tone, among the best I've ever heard, comparing very closely to my personal 1952-59 conversion. Otherwise, the clean and overdriven tones are exactly what one would hope for in a great Les Paul. I actually kept this one set aside for a while before listing it for sale. It's that good.
The finish is in good condition showing a few scattered lacquer checks, dents, and a few very small chips around the edges, as well as a lacquer crack under the low E string running between the pickup rings. The hardware all shows some aging and loss of gold plating. The body is a typical "pancake" body of the era with a maple top. The neck is one piece mahogany.
The original hardshell case is included. The latches and hinges all work, but the back shows some separation in the area of the lower bout.
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