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1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom Vintage Guitar Natural w/ Lollar Pickups, Hangtag & Case


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Up for sale, 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and warranty card. This Norlin-era Les Paul features a gloss Natural nitro lacquer finish, loaded with a pair of boutique Lollar Imperial humbuckers.

Featuring a Norlin-era tonewood complement of a mahogany body (non-sandwich), three-piece maple top, three-piece maple neck, and bound ebony fingerboard, and this guitar has plenty of natural sustain, punch, and treble detail on tap, weighing 10lbs 6oz. The Lollar Imperial High Wind pickup in the bridge position (originally wound for Collings) is Lollar’s take on a classic ‘50s PAF-style design, overwound at 9.2k ohms for a thicker, fuller sound that pushes amps hard while maintaining a smooth tone and dynamic, responsive note attack. The standard-wind Imperial humbucker in the neck position meters at 7.5k ohms, delivering quintessential PAF-style tailored mids, warm lows, and sweet, singing trebles. This Gibson has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Three-piece maple
-Shape: Slender C at nut, full shoulders in all registers and more heft up the fretboard, measuring .820” 1st fret, 1.015” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound ebony, pearl block inlay, 12” radius
-Frets: Original medium jumbo, wide/flat fret dress, moderate wear on frets 1-11
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson-branded, Schaller-made (vintage, ostensibly original)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple top (three-piece)
-Pickups: Lollar Imperial humbuckers (standard at neck, High Wind at bridge)
-Harness: Modern Mojotone 500K pots, Mojotone Vitamin T paper-in-oil tone caps
-Hardware: Modern replacement Nashville bridge, Stopbar
-Plastics: Original quartet of black speed knobs, raised four-ply black pickguard

The gloss Natural nitro lacquer finish exhibits buckle rash across the back, including through to the bare mahogany along the bass-side waist, and a number of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole. Additionally, there is some isolated checking along the multi-ply binding. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss save for few shallow marks and palm wear on the carve behind frets 2-6.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the original warranty card with matching serial number.