It's hard to argue with the iconic beauty of a goldtop Les Paul, right? The R7 (1957 Reissue for those new to Les Paul nomenclature) pays tribute to the first year the Les Paul was produced with humbuckers, obviously a culturally and musically significant event. Where would we be without a humbucker loaded Les Paul?
Aside from the undeniably beautiful looks and cultural significance, this 2012 R7 is a great Les Paul, period. Players who favor fatter necks will love the R7 carve with its generous shoulder, and the low action/spot-on setup make for a super easy to play/slinky feel.
Tones? You know what this sounds like - the last 50+ years of rock n roll! It sounds awesome. Fat, muscular, punchy tones...it's the classic sound we're all looking for in a great Les Paul.
Condition: Very good overall. There are light marks and indentations on the back of the guitar, a few around the edge of the top, and a few indentations on the back of the neck by the lower frets. We weren't bothered by these while playing but you can feel them - much like a great vintage guitar has these same type of marks (if the guitar is great, we don't really mind). There's some very light fret wear, definitely not something we're concerned about.
You know it, you love it. Simply a great Les Paul that's ready for many more years of service! Priced with original hardshell case.
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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.