Gibson / Les Paul Custom / 1974 / Alpine White (faded Cream) / Guitar For Sale
Alpine White is a color that when combined with an earlier 70s mahogany neck becomes a very desirable combination for a number of reasons. 1st is that the color was only available with a mahogany neck for a little over a year 1974 and into 1975 while transitioning to maple necks. 2nd is that for guys who are fans of Randy Rhoads it is his most identifiable guitar. 3rd is it just looks so cool!! The yellowing is gorgeous!! This guitar is 100% original down to the solder joints and when you tap on that mahogany neck the whole guitar comes alive and vibrates like a cheap date. Bares a serial # in the earlier part of the 400,000s (415XXX) and the pick ups are patent # with all solder joints being factory There is little wear on the guitar but if you look at the back there is a tiny bit of rash but only through the lacquer but The color is still there. A small finish crack (about an inch) at the strap peg on the shoulder. The pots are oxidized on the outside but i can read a 7 and what appears to be a 4 afterward. By 1975 a large % of their guitars had now gone to a decal #. This bares the earlier stamp. The tuners are the original Grover roto-matics with Gibson/Kluson style handles. My scale is acting weird but this monster weighs in at either 9 lbs 15 oz's or 10 even. Comes with the original early 70s Black case with purple lining.
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com
You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.
Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.
Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.
Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.