Just a short trip north of our humble New Braunfels, Texas shop lies Austin’s Erlewine Guitars, headed up master luthier Mark Erlewine. Mark has been repairing and building guitars in Austin since 1969 for all manner of players from Billy Gibbons to Mark Knopfler, and has even worked on Willie Nelson’s famous “Trigger” guitar, just to name a few. Not limiting his prowess to music royalty alone, Mr. Erlewine built this beautiful piece for a lover of late ‘50s Gibson Les Pauls. This guitar, complete with a signed certificate by Mark, is a faithful reproduction of a 1959 Les Paul, featuring a genuine Gibson neck. This guitar was crafted in 1978 using Gibson T-buckers, but the CTS pots date to 1984, meaning they were likely replaced at some point. The guitar certainly feels like a ‘50s Les Paul, and the sound, though not from PAFs, is still wonderful and large. This guitar has a very comfortable neck and has a very nice clean feel to it. There is some light checking on the body, but aside from that the instrument is in excellent condition and ships in a hard-shell case with the aforementioned certificate from Erlewine Guitars.
8/10 (excellent condition) 1978 Made in the USA
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"Fantastic seller, proper packing and fast shipment. Guitar came in just as described and there were no surprises. Thanks again!" October 01, 2018 by Alec L.
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"Excellent Seller. It was a pleasure doing business with them and I am very happy with my Collings D-1. The guitar was in great condition and meticulously cared for by these guys. Would highly recommend." September 10, 2018 by Travis H.
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"Best experience I've had buying a guitar since my first strat in '93. Very willing to help, and you can tell these guys love what they do. They inspect each guitar in their inventory with a fine tooth comb before it's offered for sale, and they portray that same level of detail when speaking to their customers. Thanks to Jerame for his willingness to answer all my tiniest of concerns - very tough to find that level of service in today's commerce environment." December 06, 2017 by David J.
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