NGD - '76 Les Paul Deluxe

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  1. fat_lenny

    fat_lenny Well-Known Member

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    Ive been on the hunt for one of these for a while, had to be a 1976. Finally had one turn up in the country on Reverb, so I jumped on it.

    All original, other than replaced tuners and a re-fret at some point. Original, but beat up, case as well. Pots date to late Nov '75. Serial number is 76, so I would be guessing early 76 for the build.

    I'll probably try and track down original tuners at some point but its not really important.

    Plays and sounds insane, I think there is something in 70's gibsons that ticks a lot of boxes for me. The neck just feels like home.

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    fitz288 Space-Time Curver Silver Supporting Member

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    HNGD!
    That's a beauty - not beat up, it's broken in.
    Looks like a guitar worth waiting for, nice score.
     
  3. fat_lenny

    fat_lenny Well-Known Member

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    It's in a lot better condition to what the seller described, or the photos showed for that matter. It was purchased unseen, but the seller was very good. Probably undersold it a bit on condition.

    Couldn't be happier.
     
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    DaDoc Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! most cool..:cool:

    That looks like the first LP I ever owned, wish I had never sold it!
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Congrats @fat_lenny
    Nice LP love the mojo it carries.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    Nice cherry burst back.

    Congrats.

    My first LP Std had a cherry burst back.
     
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    fat_lenny Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, until you posted that, I hadn't picked up that the back of the body was burst.

    I had noticed the side of the body and headstock were burst.
     
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    Very cool.. I have a 76 deluxe routed to a standard in the 70s.
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Dang!
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    love 70's LP's
     
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    Congrats! Sweet guitar!
     
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    Deep Purple fan Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Congrats. Love that guitar!
     
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  13. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Awesome, man!! I like the burst back!
    Outstanding.

    If I may...
    I have a 76 Custom . Really good condition. Very little worming on back etc.

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    CONGRATS!
     
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    awesome guitar, enjoy
     
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    That is really nice.

    A '76 Custom was my other option. What I didnt want was a deluxe converted to a standard.

    Took a while for the right one to pop up. I do love wine red though.
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I didn't actually know there was a wine red :( . Since I have a burst I was lookkng for an older Alpine but this showed up! I really like your burst and that the back has burst. That is so cool.
     
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    Traded my 70's Goldtop Deluxe for a 55/74 Special way back. Still peruse eBay for them being sentimental but broke, I doubt I'll ever get one again
     
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    fat_lenny Well-Known Member

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    There is a 75 Deluxe in Wine red that just popped up not far from me, thought about grabbing it as well and putting in P90's, then got my daughter a new bass instead.
     
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    Still not a bad trade, but I think thats a fear I have off loading gear........the fear that I will one day want the guitar back.
     

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