Gibson / Les Paul Custom / 1981 / Silverburst / Guitar For Sale

Shh, don't tell Adam Jones but we snuck one out…

Produced in this finish between 1979 and 1982, the Silverburst is widely believed to have been adopted to commemorate the Silver anniversary (25th) of the Les Paul though this isn't clear. Between 150 and 200 are rumoured to have been produced but due to the fact Gibson never kept a record of the finishes applied, there is no way of really knowing for sure.

This guitar looks the part. The finish is in near MINT shape with no sign of fade or too much greenining.  There are minor bumps and knocks but overall it's in so close to being labelled as MINT. 

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

The hardware is in great condition as are the plastics. With the exception of the strap buttons, everything is 100% original just as it left the Nashville factory in 1981.Pots date at week 5 of 1981. Both Patent Number Humbuckers sound fantastic.

The guitar comes with its correct Gibson protector 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 4.85kgs, 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:
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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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