Gibson / Les Paul Custom / 1976 / Black / Guitar For Sale

Sometimes a black Les Paul Custom is all you need…

This guitar looks the part. Black is the quintessential Les Paul Custom colour and this one carries it well. There are minor bumps and knocks and the finish has dulled a little but overall it's in really great shape. 

As with the body, the three piece maple neck shows moderate signs of use. The Ebony fretboard is in good shape as are the frets that have plenty of life left in them. The headstock is in good shape too.

The hardware is tarnished with some corrosion visible. This is to be expected and does not affect playability. 

Electrically everything is correct and untouched, as you would expect of course. Pots date at week 53 of 1976, making this one of the very last guitars of that year with the oval '00' serial number.

The guitar comes with its correct Gibson hard-shell case. 

Some are quick to discount Les Pauls from this period as blunt instruments, without some of the finesse of their predecessors. This guitar, though this does weigh in at a reasonable for the period 4.82kgs, is still as dynamic and possesses the tonal gravitas that you've come to expect. By no means a PAF loaded burst, this guitar has a tone all of its own that doesn’t disappoint.

Looks and tone to die for, what more could you want?

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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