Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony Black Beauty 1970 Gibson Custom Shop Factory Refin & Re-fret OHSC

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Ebony “Black Beauty” 1970 OHSC

Gibson Les Paul Custom in Ebony finish aka “Black Beauty” made in 1970 with Original Hard Shell Case.  This guitar features a pancake mahogany/maple body with a maple cap, 3-piece mahogany neck and a bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with the original Gibson Patent Sticker PAF pickups paired with the original volume and tone pots which date to 1970 along with the black beauty caps and original 3-way toggle switch. The 24.75″ scale length neck has mother of pearl block inlays and has had a factory re-fret along with an added bone nut. The original hardware is comprised of the factory waffle back tuning machines, ABR-1 bridge with nylon bridge saddles, “witch hat” knobs with gold reflectors and a 5-ply pickguard.

This guitar was recently purchased by Diablo Guitars at a vintage guitar
show in Nashville Tennessee from Jim DeCola who is a Gibson master
luthier. The work done to this guitar which is a factory refinish and
factory re-fret were done in house by Jim or one of his colleagues and
the quality is apparent in the flawless finish and fret work.

This guitar is in excellent condition with only minor surface scratches, some tarnishing on the gold hardware, and some finish stress lines along the neck heel and fingerboard (see photos). Freshly re-strung with 10-46 gauge strings and setup in standard tuning. Comes with the original Gibson hardshell case with gold interior which dates late 60’s/early 1970. The case has a replacement handle.


  • Make: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul
  • Sub-Model: Custom
  • Year: 1970
  • Finish: Refinished Ebony “Black Beauty”
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: 920588
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 9lbs 13.6oz.
  • Body Shape: Les Paul (Single Cut)
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Pancake Mahogany Maple
  • Top Wood: Maple Cap
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Mahogany
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Neck Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 22 Narrow Tall
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson Pat Sticker PAF
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson Pat Sticker PAF
  • Pickguard: 5-Ply
  • Pots: Date to 1970
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Tuning Machines: Waffle Back with Heads
  • Bridge: ABR-1 With Nylon Saddles
  • Knobs: Witch Hat
  • Mods: Refretted and Plek’d
  • Other Features: Factory Refinish
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


  • Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯☆
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  • Fretboard: ✯✯✯✯☆
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  • Headstock Front: ✯✯✯✯✯
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  • Pickups: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Bridge: ✯✯✯✯☆
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  • Knobs: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Hardware: ✯✯✯✯ ·

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