Electric Guitars Gibson Les Paul Standard 1978 Electric Guitar Pre-Owned

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1978 model Les Paul Standard just arrived in great original. Made in Kalamazoo, December 1978.

This LP has been played a lot in it's life - and shows a fair amount of playing weat - but has survived in remarkably original, unmodified condition. It still has all it's original parts, notably:

  • Original, matching number 1978 humbuckers & original covers
  • Original tuners
  • Untouched electronics - all 4 pots date 1978, as does the control mounting plate
  • Original hardware
  • Original frets (low from factory, and have been dressed a few times).

Importantly - despite being in fair cosmetic condition - it has survived with no modifications, major dings, breaks or repairs.

The only exceptions are:

  • Neck pickup ring mounting screws replaced
  • Missing original pickguard
  • Non-Original hardshell case

More generally, the guitar features specs typical of this year LP:

  • 3-piece '78 spec neck - medium/thin profile
  • Mahogany body (first year back to non-pancake construction)
  • Plain maple top
  • Bridge pickup: 7.61k
  • Neck pickup: 7.55k
  • Weighs 4.2kg

Cosmetically, the guitar shows wear typically associated with a guitar that has been played a lot, but generally well cared for.

  • The finish has dulled to a semi-satin
  • Numerous small/minor dings and chips
  • Small area of finish chipped off the back, "number 9 sticker" added
  • Binding generally in good condition - one notable nick in fingerboard binding, treble side, 2nd fret
  • Much of neck finish has worn off
  • Burn from a guitar stand on the back of the neck
  • Neck pickup ring cracked but stable

If you're chasing a vintage LP, with lots of vibe, at a more affordable price - this would be a great pick!


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