Gibson / Les Paul Standard / 1971 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
CONVERSION ....as a kid ... the word it always scared me. I thought it either referred to a religious experience or an Alien abduction ..... but NO!!! :-)
As you al likely know guys are converting old 1950s and 60s One piece body Les Paul standards (gold tops w P-90s etc) to the specs of an original sunburst. Changing to humbucking pick ups, often refinishing and relicing and the main ingredient needed to start was an OLD ONE PIECE BODY. And they are going for anywhere from 20-30K+ depending on how old and what pick ups are installed. Real PAFs ad a metric f_cklton of value.
But here we have the opportunity to get the LAST bastion of the original one piece bodies at a fraction of the price. The reason being there was ONE more guitar that fit's neatly into the "conversion worty" category although .... Yes .... it's a 3 pc top.
The 1971-72 supposed 1958 Reissues (54 specs!!). One piece body, 1 piece neck, small headstock, no volute ever and all the right stuff for that journey!! Since then it has received an awesome not too cherry refin .... top only!!, Lindy Fralin RS series pick ups (almost $400/set) and some of the best PAF repros made EVER!! They added a tun-o-matic and VOILA!!! **** I DO believe that this was one of the few 1971s because the 2 readable pot codes say 7028 and they are all 4 uniform! (28th week of 1970). Frets are a little on the low side but are still VERY playable!! 4 tuners appear to be the orig "Gibson Deluxe" by Kluson and the middle tuner on each side a replacement Kluson.
There is plenty of MOJO on the orig finished back , neck and sides and a ton of weather checking on the neck with a nice big belt buckle rash, arm wear ... adding to the vintage vibe. UNLIKE many of the 58 RIs that came in at 11-12 lbs this one is a still comfortable 9+3/4 lbs (9+13 oz's).
YOU CAN REALLY HEAR THAT ONE PIECE BODY AND FOR 20-25% OF THE PRICE OF A 50S conversion.. Comes with a brown/pink newer gibson case like the R9s.
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. **** NOTE TO CUSTOMERS. FOR A MYRIAD OF REASONS WE We ARE NO LONGER DOING BUSINESS WITK AUSTRALIA.
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.
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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.