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2012 Gibson Custom Shop 1975 Les Paul Deluxe Rocket Red Sparkle 1 of 75 w/ Case, COA, Hangtags


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Up for sale, a 2018 Gibson Custom Shop 1975 Les Paul Deluxe in Rocket Red in showroom clean condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original brown Lifton-style hardshell case, COA, and hangtags. An exquisitely crafted short run model with only 75 produced worldwide, this Les Paul Deluxe has a gloss metalflake Rocket Red nitro lacquer-finished top, with a traditional tonewood complement including a carved maple cap and mahogany body. The quartersawn one-piece mahogany neck is capped with a rosewood fingerboard, and the guitar offers a lively, rich natural tone that sustains well and translates faithfully through the mini humbucker pair.

The pickups feature Alnico II magnets, with narrower coils and slightly fewer turns of wire than a full-sized PAF for a more sparkling, focused sound. There's a delightful cutting clarity to these mini hums, without sacrificing the warmth and muscle one expects with a Les Paul. The guitar weighs 8lbs 10oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-56 roundwound strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders in every register, measuring .810" deep at the 1st fret and .880" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard has a 12" radius and features flawless slender fretwire, playing effortlessly up the 24 3/4" scale. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the Gibson Deluxe double line double ring tuners feature keystone buttons and vintage-spec push-in bushings. The back of the headstock features the CS-prefix serial and Gibson Custom logo, hand numbered 24 of 75.

All of the electronics function as intended, with untouched solder joints and dated stickers on the mini humbucker baseplates. The nickel plated hardware and plastic parts are flawless, with the factory sticker still intact on the pickguard. Showroom clean in its presentation, the Rocket Red nitro lacquer metalflake sparkle finish has barely a scratch on it, with only one tiny nick on the back lower bout body edge. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Gibson Custom Shop Lifton-style brown hardshell case with pink plush interior is included, along with the COA and all factory paperwork.