A Fantastic 'Players' three pickup 1970 'Special Order' "Black Beauty." This super rare 'special order' (refinished in the eighties) three pickup Les Paul Custom Black Beauty weighs just 9.50 lbs. and has nice, fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid one-piece mahogany body with a three-piece carved maple top. Three-piece mahogany neck with a very fast medium-to-thin profile. White-bound ebony fretboard with 22 thin 'fretless-wonder' frets and inlaid pearl block position markers. Inlaid pearl "Gibson" headstock logo and five-piece pearl split-diamond inlay. "Les Paul Custom" on truss-rod cover. Individual Kluson Super tuners with single-ring Keystone plastic buttons. The serial number is inked on in yellow on the back of the headstock (just like a 1960 guitar). Three patent number humbucking pickups with strong outputs of 7.68k, 7.76k, and 8.51k. Five-layer (black/white/black/white/black) plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch. The potentiometers are stamped " 137 6852" (CTS December 1968). Black plastic bell-shaped "Bell" knobs. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic non-retainer bridge with metal saddles and separate stud tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. This guitar was There is some tarnishing to the gold-plated hardware. Housed in the original Gibson five-latch black hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.00). Upon close examination of this guitar we have reached the following conclusions: We believe that this is an original 1970 "factory ordered" Custom with three pickup's, the same as the great PAF Black Beauties of the wonderful 1957 - 1961 era. The potentiometers are all dated December 1968 and the pickups are all "patent number" humbuckers with rectangular black labels on the underside. Furthermore it appears from examination under ultra-violet light, that the guitar has been expertly re-finished to exact specification probably during the 1980's. Whatever the story, here is an opportunity for a 'player' to buy a "Peter Frampton" Les Paul Custom for a tiny fraction of the cost of an all original… (01398)

Fretted Americana

Very Good
Original Hard
Fretted Americana
David Brass
Calabasas, CA
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10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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