Here we have a Norlin-era Les Paul Deluxe in Wine Red finish, all original. The Les Paul went through a transformative period during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and these changes ranged from mundane things like model names all the way to major design features like pick-ups and body composition. Some of these changes were not well-received, most notably the move from solid bodies to multi-piece laminates known as “pancake” bodies because of the stacking of two pieces of hardwood. Despite this reception, these guitars still represent an era of exploration for Gibson, and the mini-humbuckers are sought after by some for their tight and snappy tone.
This guitar is ‘70s Deluxe through-in-through, with a HEFTY pancake body, a pair of snappy mini-humbuckers, and a beautiful wine-red finish. This instrument was well-loved by its previous owner, and it shows through some fairly worn frets and plenty of dings, chips, and scratches. All of the hardware functions normally despite all the blemishes, the guitar has been deep cleaned and set-up very nicely by our in-house tech. Even with the worn frets, the guitar still plays well, and the mini-humbuckers sound great, especially the neck pick-up. Lastly, there is some cracking on the neck binding, but nothing is loose or threatening to come off. All told, this guitar is in good shape and ready to rock! Ships in a hard-shell Gibson case.
Weight: 10 lbs. 4 oz.
Nut width: 1 11/16”
6/10 (good condition) 1976 Made in the USA
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