Gibson Vintage 1978 Les Paul Standard All Original Tobacco Sunburst w/ OHSC
Here is a nice vintage 1978 Gibson Tobacco Burst Les Paul Standard. One owner from new. This is a tough to find model. Most Les Pauls built during this period were Deluxes with mini humbuckers. It has a great looking vintage teardrop burst which has now mellowed to more of a Honeyburst finish. It is fully complete just as it came out of Gibson’s USA Nashville factory back On February 8th, 1978. It has the traditionally built one piece mahogany body and maple top, it’s not a pancake. Three-piece maple neck with factory volute for extra strength. It has a nicely streaked rosewood fingerboard with very little wear on the original frets and still retains its fret-end binding (nibs). Of course it is complete with its original Tim Shaw PAF humbuckers which sound exactly as you’d expect. They are very nice pickups. It has its original 1978 pots with removable control shield, chrome machine heads and original chainsaw case. The Tim Shaws are ink stamped to January 1978 as are the CTS Pots. All factory spec as far as we can tell. Condition is pretty decent all over with light ageing over the plastics with the white binding turning yellow and the metal hardware still retaining a lot of their original shine. Neck is dead straight, truss rod checked and functioning fine, plenty of life left in the frets. Absolutely no mods, breaks or repairs. No routing, it wasn’t once a Deluxe! Neck somewhere between a ’59-‘60 and low smooth action. Weighs in at 4.7kg. There is some visible smooth feeling wear the top of the neck but absolutely no separation of the of the neck binding etc. It is all as tight as the day it came out of the factory. A very solid guitar. The binding has some checking in it as is usually the case with Gibsons this old. But there is very little of the heavy wear we see on them, just light ageing. It is well along the road to being a real vintage looker! Complete with original lined Gibson Chainsaw HSC. Case is functioning fine, has lost the plastic Gibson badge at some point as these usually do but & in excellent condition with all latches working fine. A very cool old ’78 Gibson Standard!
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