This is a vintage 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black Beauty” electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 894176, is in very nice, mostly original, condition and includes the rare original Gibson hard shell case. With no breaks, no cracks, and no repairs, this example is in perfect structural condition. Like many “fretless wonder” Les Paul Customs, this guitar was naturally re-fretted, otherwise the only replaced part is the output jack plate. Aside from the two aforementioned issues, this guitar is entirely original.
This early-mid 1969 Les Paul Custom features; a 3-piece mahogany neck without a volute, non-early spec. short neck tenon, no “Made in USA” stamp, a sandwich construction mahogany body, a 3-piece, glossy Ebony/Black lacquer finish, an Ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, T-Top Pat. sticker (PAF-like) humbucking pickups, Kluson “waffle back” tuning machines,a Tune-o-matic bridge with metal saddles, a light-weight stop tailpiece, all gold hardware, original pick guard, changed output jack plate (vintage anodized gold), re-fretted, and original rectangular black Gibson hardshell case with yellow interior.
Serial Number: 894176
Potentiometer Codes: 137693x
Pickup Resistance: bridge 7.73Ω, neck 7.85Ω
Weight: 8 lbs 13 oz
This ’69 Gibson Les Paul Custom plays tremendously well, and sounds extremely good. The neck is quite comfortable, and the large after-market frets make it a breeze to play. A fantastic player’s instrument overall, this is one you won’t put down. Both original pickup covers are included, but were removed years ago.