Gibson / Les Paul Custom / 1970 / Black / Guitar For Sale

Les Paul may not have invented amplified music, but he perfected it almost single-handed. He started a revolution in fretted instruments and pickup design which is still going on. And the guitars he designed with Gibson have yet to be surpassed. The demand for them just won't quit. And the pressure to make more has never let up. Okay, you win. We are pleased to announce that more of the original Les Paul Gibsons are available.

This was what Gibson wrote in 1969 about the relaunch of the Les Paul. Swayed by popular demand, Gibson reintroduced the Les Paul to the catalogue in 1968, choosing the ‘56 Standard and the Custom as the candidates. Not an exact replica, the guitar featured a maple cap over its single piece mahogany body with some other design tweaks being a 14 degree headstock angle and a pair of humbuckers. 

This guitar really looks the part. The top has a few minor marks and scuffs but nothing substantial and has very little in the way of checking. On the back there is some buckle rash and some more scuffs but this guitar has not been abused.

This is an early 1970 guitar with 3 piece body and neck and no 'Made in USA' on back of headstock.

The neck too is in excellent shape with the only minor wear. The fretboard is in good shape with plenty of life left in the frets. Headstock is in good condition. Tuners have been changed for Grovers.

Hardware shows signs of wear as you'd expect with the gold plating having been worn off. 

The plastics are in good condition.

Electrically, there don't seem to have been any changes. Both pickups are correct though the solder does look to have been disturbed on one of the pickups..

The guitar comes with its correct Gibson Black Tolex hardshell case, in fact it could be slightly earlier than this guitar as it is an orange lined case..

This guitar oozes mojo, the perfect foil for any sonic endeavor. The Patent Number pickups provide such a wide variety of tonal options and the guitar is a joy to play. 

A killer looking guitar with tone to match, this won't hang around long…

ATB 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.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

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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