Gibson / Les Paul Deluxe / 1981 / Gold Top / Guitar

Someone played this heck out of this thing and although it has had a rough life it reeks of coolness. Here we have a 1981 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top with the post 70s one piece body. Overall this guitar is beat but boy does it play and sound awesome, not to mention it looks fantastic. This guitar has had a headstock repair in it’s life and although it’s not the most seamless job it is stable. Overall mostly original and plays and sounds great. Comes with the original chainsaw case.

Year: 1981.

Model: Les Paul Deluxe

Serial: 81661570.

Finish: Gold Top.

Case: Original chainsaw case (latches replaced / broken).

Weight: 10 pounds 0 ounces.

Condition: Overall in very worn condition with lots of wear, dings, dents, chips, finish checking and wear. Headstock has been repaired. Guitar is stable and plays great.

Modifications: Tuners replaced, 2 replaced pots, 1 replaced knob, strap buttons replaced, bridge replaced (original included but is very corroded), otherwise original.

Comments: Cool naturally worn Les Paul Deluxe.

Instrument sold

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