All Access/Backstage Pass
- Dec 10, 2003
Just bought this beauty, its nearly unplayed 1970 Custom in near mint condition. All original except changed bridge (original one with nylon saddles is in the case). Still with most late 60s specs like - small diamond on headstock, holly wood veneer on headstock, fat neck profile and 5,1 cm high body, black Sprague caps and 500k pots and same sized second inlay just like the third one from neck pickups side (changed in late 71 to thinner second one). Has the rare transitional 1970 block letter Gibson logo, which appeared only in 1970. Has musical, but aggressive punchy tone with amazing growling sustain. Truly raw and screaming hardrock and 70s progrock Les Paul. Weight is very comfortable for this era with 9.7 lbs. These 1970 and early to mid 71 Les Paul Customs are still very, very similar to late 60s ones both in tone and feeling.