Gibson / Les Paul Custom / 1969 / Black / Guitar For Sale

Early 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom in good condition. Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 561600, black lacquer finish, 1-piece mahogany body with maple cap; 1-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black tolex hard shell case.  Supplied with 3 months warranty and a 14-day returns policy.


 Introduced at the summer of 1968 NAMM show the re-issued '50s style Les Paul Customs proved an immediate success. It was the first re-issue of this iconic guitar since it was discontinued in 1960. Within a year of their introduction, Gibson ramped up production and started making changes. This guitar certainly left the factory in the first half of '69 as it retains early features such as a 1-piece body and neck along with the long neck tenon as well as pre T-Top pickups, late 68 pots and no neck volute.


 This particular example is missing the pickguard and has been sensitively re-fretted (not huge train track frets) The original nut seems to have been retained.  The guitar arrived with the pickup covers removed. There is no evidence of the pickups being rewound or messed with in any way so this was presumably a previous owner's preference. We have reinstalled the covers. 


It has general play-wear along with various small dings and scuffs to the body neck and headstock. Everything remains structurally sound with no breaks or repairs. The binding has yellowed which is common. The hardware is in good working order but does show wear to the gold plating, particularly the tops of the pickup covers. It has pat number pickups and the pots all date to the 50th week of 68. It also has original Sprague ''black beauty'' capacitors and untouched solder on the pots. 


This guitar has been set up in our workshop with a fresh set of D'Addario 10s and a low action. Nut width: 43 mm. Depth at 1st fret: 23.5 mm. Serial: 561600. Weight: 9 lbs 15 oz. 

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.


What next...

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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Installments / Layaway policy / Deposits 

Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

VAT/Duty/Customs Charges

Payable by consignee upon receipt of goods. We are not responsible for VAT, duty or customs charges.


Shipping costs are in addition to the cost of your guitars or merchandise. ( unless otherwise stated) If you prefer, you can arrange shipping via your own preferred carrier. Shipping charges paid by Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd are non-refundable.


Merchandise is sold as is. Please ask all questions, view all pictures etc, before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. No exceptions. Just the same, if you find out that the guitar or gear doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 48 hours. Please call or email for return authorization before shipping any merchandise back. Returned merchandise must be shipped fully insured at the customer’s cost and in it’s original condition. Upon receipt of the merchandise, a refund (less shipping and any other applicable fees) will be issued within 48 hours, subject to a 5% restocking fee.  The restocking fees will be waived if the instrument is damaged. ALL dealers will be charged restocking fee on returns for any reason due the the common practice of reselling. Special orders are not returnable. Amplification sent overseas is not returnable under any circumstaces unless damaged upon arrival.

International Returns 

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