Gibson Vintage 1974 Les Paul Custom in Cherry Sunburst Finish with Original Hardshell Case

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Vintage 1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom in Cherry Sunburst with Original Hardshell Case

This all original 1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom is exceptionally clean for its age. Its sunburst finish still bright, vibrant and unfaded. Even the original gold hardware is in place with minimal pitting. The guitar looks, feels and sounds incredible!

Still touting its factory ‘patent stamp’ pickups and pots / original and unmolested wiring harness, this Les Paul really sings. Only the knobs have been replaced.

It’s rare to find an early to mid 70’s Gibson Les Paul Custom that weighs under 10lbs like this one. This was a factory 2nd which is indicated by the “2” on the back of the headstock for unknown reasons. There are light surface scratches, a ding behind the head stock, as well as minor scuffs and dings throughout the body and neck but nothing major (see photos). The original Gibson purple interior hard shell case is one of the cleanest examples that we have ever seen.

This Les Paul has all the vibe and tone you could ask for and again, is in remarkable condition given it’s age!

Gibson Les Paul Custom in Sunburst finish, made in 1974 with Original Hardshell Case. This guitar features a double-bound pancake body mahogany/maple/mahogany body with a 3-piece maple top, 3-piece mahogany neck and bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with a Gibson Patent Stamped PAF Humbuckers with pots that date to the 30th week of `1974 controlled by 2-volume, 2-tone knobs and a 3-way toggle switch. The 24.75″ scale length neck has mother of pearl block inlays and 22 narrow tall frets with a medium “C” shaped neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Gibson embossed Schaller tuning machines, a nylon nut, a ABR-1 bridge, and top hat reflector knobs with a 5-ply black/white pick-guard. Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 10-46 strings.


·Make: Gibson

·Model: Les Paul

·Sub-Model: Custom

·Year: 1974

·Finish: Sunburst

·Finish Type: Nitrocellulose

·Country: USA

·Serial #: #118350

·Weight: 9lbs 11.8oz.

·Body Shape: LP (Single Cut)

·Body Type: Solid

·Body Wood: Pancake Body Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany

·Top Wood: 3-Piece Maple Top

·Scale Length: 24.75″

·Neck Joint: Set Neck

·Neck Wood: 3-Piece Mahogany

·Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose

·Finger Board: Ebony

·Neck Radius: 12″

·Neck Profile: C

·Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block

·Nut Width: 1 11/16″

·Nut: Nylon

·Frets: 22 Narrow Tall

·Pickup Config: HH

·Neck Pickup: Gibson Patent Stamped PAF’s

·Bridge Pickup: Gibson Patent Stamped PAF’s

·Pickguard: 5-Ply Black/White

·Pots: 2-Volume, 2-Tone

·Pot Date Codes: 30th week of 1974

·Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch

·Hardware: Gold

·Tuning Machines: Schaller Gibson Embossed with Tulip Heads

·Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic

·Knobs: Top Hat Reflector

·String Gauge: 10-46

·Case: Original Hard Shell Case


·Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯☆

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·Hardware: ✯✯✯✯☆

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