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1978 GIBSON LES PAUL Double Cutaway VINTAGE Black Neck Repair Relic 48054

Regular price $1,350


This is a vintage 1978 Gibson Les Paul Special double cutaway in black. Comes with original hard case. It is a real relic guitar and had a repair done at the neck joint. The repair is solid and does not exhibit any movement. The guitar plays great with very low action and frets still in good shape. You can see some small grooves just starting to appear on first two frets and then just nice even wear up and down the neck with some good meat left on the frets. To my mind there would be no reason to do a level and/or crown right now.

Pickups appear to be a DiMarzio in the bridge and Duncan in the neck but I have not pulled them. Has a small switch to split the coils on the bridge pickup. Bound neck with nice creme binding and black club fret markers on the binding. Fretboard still holding up well with pretty dark rosewood and has a rare first fret dot marker. Lots of playing wear all over. Has a great vibe to it. Weight is 7 pounds, 6 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. Thanks for looking!

Please note: I want this guitar to find a permanent home so am only looking for serious buyers who want to keep it. I do not want this historic guitar being shipped back and forth due to tire kickers. You will be buying a 42-year-old vintage Les Paul with all the upkeep and maintenance that entails--with great power comes great responsibility! Also know I do not give partial refunds when guys contact me saying their luthier says it needs this or that. Please ask all questions before buying. Thank you.

What You Get

-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
My setup on guitars includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. Thanks!

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.