Description

Offered for sale;

Circa 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom serial number 281723 (2). The (2) indicates a factory second. This guitar is in good condition. This guitar is basically an early ‘70s Les Paul Custom body, neck and fretboard. Just about everything else has been changed. The original frets were the nearly unplayable Fretless Wonders. We refretted with medium jumbos.

The neck pickup is a Schaller “Golden 50” (alnico 7.36 O) similar to DiMarzio PAF.

The bridge pickup is a Schaller “2 in 1” (ceramic 13.25O) similar to DiMarzio Dual Sound or Super Distortion. 1970s all the way.

The tuners are Schaller. This guitar has had a non-pro refinish in natural.


The usual 24.75” scale length and 1 5/8” nut width, 7.25 fretboard radius. The profile at the 1st fret is .820” and at the 12th .880”. This Custom weighs in at 9.2lbs.

Own a genuine Les Paul Custom for a fraction of the price. This guitar plays well and sounds quite good. Ready to be restored, modified further or just plug in and play.

Original hard case included.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

This is a specific item that is also being offered for sale in our brick & mortar location. It is possible that it has just been sold. Please ask if it is still available before purchasing.

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Year Condition Color Case
1973 Good Natural Original Hard

$2,050

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
845-255-2555
New Paltz, NY
6:55 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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