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Gibson Les Paul Custom in Ebony 1972

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A Beautiful 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom in Ebony! In great condition!

A great  Les Paul Custom from an iconic era! This gorgeous '72 LP Custom has recently arrived to us in-store & it is safe to say it has blown us all away!

As is expected on any instrument that has been played for 50 years, there are a few noticeable signs of wear & tear. However, overall this '72 Custom has aged beautifully! It has been refinished some years ago, and the checking present is in keeping with its age and it looks absolutely stunning. Also, the yellowing of the binding and natural aging of the hardware are perfect! So perfect you could easily spend a few thousand more on the Custom Shop Relic similar, but not with this guitar's vintage vibe! 

The '72 LPC also looks in overall good shape with no signs of any breaks on its one-piece Mahogany neck. This is also a great guitar to play with a particularly lovely action and tone.

While some of the plastics have been replaced over the years such as the pickguard, switch tip, & 'poker chip' The rest of the guitar has mostly all of the original parts.  including the iconic 'waffle back' tuners.

It has the much loved Gibson emboss-covered 'PAT No.' T-Buckers. They measure 7.49k in the Neck & 7.37k at the Bridge. The neck pickup surround is not original. It has had a re-fret in the past, and the frets are nicely crowned and polished with plenty of life left in them. The three-way selector has also been replaced.

The volume pots date 68' and the two-tone pots date 72'. There is evidence of some light routing in the control cavity. There is also a small amount of material that has fallen away at the edge of the neck pickup cavity which explains the missing pickup surround screw, but the surround itself is secure. This guitar may have had alternative pickups installed in the past. The Tune-O-Matic bridge has been replaced and it is stamped "Made in Germany" on the underside. It has the later metal post to secure the stop-tail which is a worthwhile player modification. The output jack plate has also been replaced.

Please ask for additional photos if required.

This very resonant '72 LP Custom weighs in at a very nice 10.3lb & features a comfortable slim neck profile as you would expect on a 70s model measuring 43mm at the nut, The '72 also features the 'sandwich' body construction, 

The '72 Custom comes with its original Gibson case which is equally as well-kept. All the latches are present and work correctly.

This is a stunning "player grade" Les Paul for the players among you!

  • UK Delivery: Next Working Day (Please allow 2-3 days to prepare for dispatch).
  • International Delivery: Please contact us if not advertised.
  • Viewing / Collection: By appointment - Please contact us to arrange.



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


Gibson Les Paul Custom in Ebony 1972

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