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1983 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Vintage Guitar Wine Red w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1983 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original molded hardshell “chainsaw” case. This Les Paul Deluxe comes from the last year of the Norlin era, featuring a solid (non-sandwich) mahogany body with a three-piece carved maple top and a gloss Wine Red nitro lacquer finish.

Tonally, the original mini humbuckers in this Les Paul deliver a round sound with great definition and punch. A perfect blend of humbucker and single coil tonalities, the mini hum's tonal properties are enhanced by the maple/mahogany body construction with both wooly bark and great treble cut. The top end snaps and sparkles, while the bass register stays tight and focused. Weighing 9lbs 6oz, this Les Paul Deluxe has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .845” 1st fret, .965” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, pearloid trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, refret, hint of wear beneath plain strings on frets 1-8
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line (replacement)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple Cap (three-piece)
-Pickups: Mini humbuckers x2, Shaw-era ink stamps on Pat # baseplates
-Harness: CTS pots date to 23rd week of 1983
-Hardware: Nashville bridge, Stopbar
-Plastics: Gold speed knobs, one-ply cream pickguard

The gloss Wine Red nitro lacquer finish is a dark, rich application, framed on top by cream binding, and cosmetic wear is limited to moderate buckle rash on the back, a handful of dings along the lower bout perimeter, and some faint scuffing on top along the strum path. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is nigh flawless, save for light "rack rash" through the lacquer where the headstock tapers just north of the nut.

The original "chainsaw" molded hardshell case is included.