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Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" 1979

Regular price £5,199.00

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This is a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" in very good condition for the year.

A rare pretty much all-original example of a late 70's Kalamazoo factory "Norlin era" Les Paul Custom with the exception of its Schaller strap buttons & gold speed knobs.

With its three original T-Top humbuckers and the original pots date 1979. The original "Gibson" branded machine heads function well.

Maple neck Ebony fingerboard with volute, The original frets show some wear as one would expect, but are perfectly playable and nicely polished.

The Ebony finished mahogany body is in good shape, obviously with numerous dings swirls and signs of wear, but all in keeping with its age. The Gold hardware also shows age-related wear but everything functions as it should.

This guitar playes well, we have given it a full workshop set up and sounds as it should with fantastic sustain and easy action, The neck pickup reads 7.52 ohms, and the bridge is 7.5 ohms, the middle position gives you 3.69 ohms. his 

This guitar is sold with an original Gibson hardshell case with one broken latch.



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Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.


You can choose your shipping method during checkout. This item ships from CARDIFF, United Kingdom via:

Local Pickup
£20 Standard Shipping

Please allow 2-3 working days for packaging and delivery. I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

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United Kingdom:   £20
United States:  £150
European Union:  £60
Everywhere else:  £200


Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" 1979

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