SOLD - Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top - 1977

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This Les Paul Goldtop deftly bridges the gap, falling somewhere between "worn with mojo" and "original and gorgeous", but closer to the latter than the former.

We spent a good amount of time getting the guitar cleaned and set up, including a fret crown.  The frets had been milled and showed some wear, so it felt like the right thing to do before listing.  it paid off - the guitar plays very well.  

We always check truss rods so you don't find out later that there is no room for relief adjustments in the future.  This one passed the test, and we were able to get the action perfect.

The electronics are all original with no component changes or messed up solders.  Pots date to the 20th week of 1977, and the pickups are original, one being a patent sticker version and the other having the patent number embossed in the baseplate.

The tuners were changed to modern Gibson replacements that required no change to the headstock.  The strap buttons are aged repro parts.  The knobs, pickguard, bridges - everything else is original.  

The goldtop finish is nicely aged and well preserved.  The back of the body shows some buckle rash as well as some light attempts to cover the spots that were worn down to the mahogany.  This work is localized to the larger, visible spots on the back of the guitar. 

To sum it up, this guitar is a player - a workhorse that's also viable for the collector.

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Gold Top
  • Weight: 10lb 5.4oz
  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: 3 Piece Maple
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .87"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.1"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .020"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .030"
  • Total length: 39"
  • Lower bout: 13"
  • Waist: 7.25"
  • Upper bout: 9.25"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 7/8"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Gibson Mini Bucker
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.71k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Gibson Mini Bucker
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.18k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Floating 1 ply cream
  • Bridge: Original Tune-O-Matic
  • Tuners: Repro Gibson Deluxe Tulip Buttons
  • Switch: 3 Way Toggle
  • Pots/Codes: Original 1377725
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: 

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