• Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!

NGD! Near mint 1970/early 71 Les Paul Custom

Progrocker111

All Access/Backstage Pass
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
3,971
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.

QPWKgZt.jpg


f1IjmLT.jpg


dgwbyT2.jpg


45MdbEu.jpg


KHg0y9m.jpg


BbytG3F.jpg
 

CK6

Active member
Joined
Feb 5, 2020
Messages
251
Congratulations! What a nice, clean example!
 

frenchphil

Active member
Joined
May 30, 2010
Messages
1,217
awesome!! really clean so clean that i wonder if the switch tip is original?
 

CK6

Active member
Joined
Feb 5, 2020
Messages
251
Everything is original except the bridge (original is in the case still with nylon saddles, will try to swap them)
Are the pickup rings more like a 69 model (M69)? Also are the pickups t-tops or patent #? Thanks!
 

Progrocker111

All Access/Backstage Pass
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
3,971
Are the pickup rings more like a 69 model (M69)? Also are the pickups t-tops or patent #? Thanks!
Yes, still the same - higher bridge pickup ring too. Pickups are stickered T-Tops.
 
Top