Gibson / Les Paul Custom / 1956 / Black / Guitar

Here's a lovely little original 1956 Gibson Les Paul Custom that has a couple of issues that help keep the price well below 20k...

It has suffered an all too common headstock repair which is rock solid and only visible under black light. In addition to this, the switch tip is a very good repro (in that, at least the colour is right), the truss rod cover has been replaced as well as the jack plate.

Aside from that, it is original including the rest of the hardware, the frets, all the electrics, pickups etc and all the finish apart from where the headstock repair was blown over and a few, small localised places of wear that were touched up years ago, like the small patch you can see between the pickups.

It is a joyous weight for a Les Paul at just 3.85Kg and the solid mahogany body rings with ethereal resonance. Both pickups are nice and strong, they have never been rewound and will sing until your heard comes home.

A very nice original hard case is included which is the large grained pebble black exterior and yellow interior.

It has a very fast low action and is a real joy to play and to zip up and down the fingerboard. The fretless wonder frets are in excellent shape and despite what some people say are perfectly workable. 

It is a real nice guitar at a good price. It has all the vintage vibe you could hope for and some nice natural checking, especially on the top. There are small dings and dongs here and there and some wear but overall, it is as COOL as anything we have in our stock...

You will not be disappointed!

Instrument sold

Atoyboy Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars formally known as Atoyboy Guitars

We’ve been selling on eBay since 1998 - even before eBay's UK division existed. During that time we’ve gained an enviable reputation for quality, integrity and prices so keen many other dealers have bought stock from us. Now you too can buy direct... 

We only have a small, select stock but all items are available for immediate shipment or personal collection.

We are sometimes open to offers, depending on the mood and the weather. So if you see something you fancy that you can't quite afford - get in touch.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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