A Near Mint Les Paul Personal
1971 Gibson Les Paul Personal
This Les Paul Professional is one of only 116 guitars produced between 1971 and 1973. This rare guitar weighs 12.20 lbs. and has a two-piece 'single-bound' mahogany 'sandwich' body with a carved top. Three-piece mahogany neck with a nice, fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a wonderful thick profile. Bound rosewood fretboard with 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl trapezoid position markers. Very small and unobtrusive headstock 'volute'. Inlaid pearl "Gibson" headstock logo. Three-layer black over white plastic 'bell-shaped' truss-rod cover secured by two screws and "Les Paul Professional" engraved in white. Individual 'Gibson' Roto-Matic tuners with octagonal metal buttons. Serial number and "Made in USA" stamped in blind on back of headstock. Below the "Made in USA" is a "2" for 'second'. Two oblong low-impedance humbucker pickups mounted at an angle with "Gibson" embossed on the plastic pickup covers. Black laminated plastic pickguard secured to body by side bracket and top screw. Four controls (volume, bass, treble, decade) on lower treble bout. Phase slide switch and three-way tone selector on small panel on lower treble bout. Three-way pickup selector switch on bass horn. The potentiometers are stamped "137 6944", "137 7039" & "137 7047" (CTS, October 1969 and September & November 1970). Black plastic 'bell-shaped' knobs with white markings and metal tops. Two Guitar input jack sockets on side of lower treble bout (an additional input has been professionally fitted allowing the guitar to be used with a standard cord). Tune-O-Matic retainer bridge with nylon saddles and separate stud tailpiece. This guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with just a few very small surface marks/indentations on the sides and the back of the neck. Overall a spectacular example of a quite rare Les Paul. Housed in the original five-latch black shaped hardshell case with orange plush lining (9.00). Complete with two special, two-piece, 'low impedance' guitar cords with microphone connectors, one to a single jack, the other with two jacks - stereo?????? The "2" stamp is sometimes seen on Gibson guitars, designating a "second", which had some minor cosmetic flaw.
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