Here is a vintage 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 804340, is in very excellent 100% all original condition and includes an original vintage Gibson case from the early-1970s! This incredibly rare, no issues instrument, is a very attractive, perfectly intact, example.
Serial Number: 804340
Potentiometer Codes: 1376852
Pickup Resistance: 6.07Ω (neck), 7.53Ω (bridge)
Weight: 10 lbs. 2 oz.
This ’69 Gibson Les Paul Custom features: a non-sandwiched 1-piece mahogany body construction, 3-piece maple top, the original black Ebony finish, 3-piece mahogany neck with a transitional somewhat traditional neck tenon, (2) Patent No. PAF-like humbucking pickups, diamond peghead inlay, witch hat knobs, Tune-O-Matic bridge with nylon saddled, light-weight stop tailpiece, all gold hardware, all original parts, and early 1970’s original hard shell case.
While particularly nice with regard to cosmetic condition, and also quite fantastic as a player’s piece, this Les Paul Custom is an all around great example. No modifications have been made, there are no cracks, no breaks, and no repairs. The original pickup covers were un-soldered at some point, but are included, and are presently installed. They could either be easily removed, or soldered back in place. The original electronics are clean and unmolested.
The guitar sounds really great, and the bridge pickup’s resistance is significantly higher than the neck’s, which makes for a rather balanced and versatile Les Paul. The neck profile is very comfortable, not too bulky, with a fantastic shallow shelf, which enables easy string-bending. It was recently setup with Pyramid .010-.046 gauge strings, and even with the “Fretless Wonders” it is still a charm to play.
Aside form some superficial worming on the back of the body, none of which is through the clear coat, and the obvious gold finish patina, the guitar is beautifully well-preserved with the subtle mojo that makes old guitars so attractive.