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1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard Black Double Cream Seymour Duncans Pro SEtup Chainsaw Case
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A very beautiful and unique Gibson Guitar. It’s a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Jet Black with Cream! This Lester is awesome! We are so used to seeing Black ones with black, cream and black or chrome covered pickups from this era...Its cool to find a Blackie with Double Cream Seymour Duncans...Thats right...Vintage Duncans before they had to stop making double cream humbuckers. Dimarzio had them stop making them in that combination. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this one walked into the shop!
Its all original but the upgraded Grover Tuners, Pickups and strap locks. I was going to change the strap locks but all Les Paul players use them so I'll let the new owner decide. Some button rash on the back and player wear back of the neck, but nothing obnoxious. It plays and sounds great! I couldn’t put it down after changing the strings. The action is fantastic and the big frets make you want to bend those notes all day!
The vintage Seymour Duncan Pickups are marked with decals on the underside. The neck is a 59N-M..made by Martha Cameron. She made pickups from 1979-1983 and the bridge is a 59B J..made by Marcella Juarez. She is now the Custom Shop Manager. Very rare and cool pickups before they were made to stop selling Double Cream colored Pickups. Very sought after!! See pics 10 and 11.
Love the Cream Pickguard and the white bindings have yellowed just perfectly. Love the colors on this Black Beauty!! Frets are still in great shape. Awesome angle on the neck for easy low playing action. Plenty of room on the bridge to raise or lower the action to your player preference...
Here is some info regarding these cool Gibson Guitars…
The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body guitar that was first sold by Gibson in 1952. The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty factory manager John Huis and their team with some input from and endorsement by guitarist Les Paul. Its typical design features a solid mahogany body with a carved maple top and a single cutaway, a mahogany set neck, with a rosewood fretboard, two pickups with independent volume and tone controls, and a stop tailpiece although variants exist.
The Les Paul was originally offered with a gold finish and two P-90 pickups. In 1957, Humbucking pickups were added, along with sunburst finishes in 1958. The sunburst 1958–1960 Les Paul – today one of the best-known electric guitar types in the world – was considered a failure, with low production and sales. For 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned into what is now known as the Gibson SG. The original single-cutaway, carved top bodystyle was re-introduced in 1968. The Les Paul has been produced in many versions and editions since. Along with Fender Tele and Stratocasters, it was one of the first mass-produced electric solid-body guitars. Due to their versatility, Les Paul electric guitars have been used in a wide range of music genres, including Rock, Blues and Heavy Metal...
The guitar is a two owner guitar. It weighs 10 lbs 3 ozs. It has the standard Gibson 24 1/2 inch scale neck with a 1 5/8 inch nut. Great feeling medium C profile to the neck... I checked the pots and it looks like I was the first person to ever open this one up. Totally unmolested. Pots date to 1977... See pics 12 and 13.....It comes in the original Gibson Hard Shell Chainsaw Case. Check that Red Plush. One latch is loose and will need attention. Even still has the Gibson logo on the case... It is shown in the pics and the guitar looks great in it! Check those pics!
Sold as is no returns as its vintage and used…however, I have been hand picking my customers guitars for over 20 years now and they have loved the instruments I find. This beautiful Gibson will not be an exception to that.
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