Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1973 Goldtop


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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1973 Gold Top. Excellent Original Vintage Condition 9/10.

One of the coolest guitars we’ve had in. This early one owner 1973 Les Paul Deluxe has the more desirable pre-74 specs and being one of the earliest models it has the early pancake body, the three piece neck with volute and smaller heel profile. The gold is also somehow “darker” and more vintage than later guitars, sounds silly but it really is. There are some tiny areas where the bronze used in the gold paint is beginning to oxidise and thats about it. It is in excellent condition for a 51 year old guitar¬†with no excessive wear, there is the usual natural ageing patina, odd dings and blemishes. There is pitting and tarnishing to the hardware you’d expect. The binding is yellowing nicely as you’d hope given its age!

The guitar blacklights perfectly with no modifications, breaks, overspray or repairs. It has some minor buckle rash on the reverse and side of the guitar which is visible and the odd ding here and there but it is in exceptional condition for its age, definitely one of the cleanest well looked after examples we’ve seen. The guitar plays beautifully with no issues whatsoever. The guitar has had a re-fret and replacement Nylon nut (original nut included) and is a super slinky player. Please inspect the photos carefully as they are a really good reflection of the condition.

The guitar is all original aside from a refret, new nut and replacement jack socket. The original tailpiece, bridge, pickups and tuners are intact which is unusual on these guitars as typically the tuners are changed for replacement units. The guitar stays in tune and intonates well and really does sound fantastic plugged in. The original Patent Number mini humbuckers and pots are present dating to Week 25 of 1973 with original capacitors. The pots remain smooth and do not “crackle” or need replacing. The reflector knobs are also original equipment. Sadly the original case is long gone and is provided with a brand new Gator Les Paul specific case to keep your new investment safe.

This one really does have it all and we’ll be sad to see it go. In lovely clean “vintage” condition, unmodified, aside the re-fret, new nut and a replaced jack socket. No breaks or repairs. All the character you’d want from a vintage Les Paul!

The spec includes classic mahogany/maple/mahogany pancake body with maple cap, a comfortable¬†medium profile three piece neck and dark tight grain Rosewood board with chrome hardware including the original tuners! The original Gibson patent number mini humbuckers sound beautifully warm with some fantastic tones on offer as you’d expect.

Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured. Thanks for viewing!

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