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    A gold top with a nice vibe and killer tone, this 1953 Gibson Les Paul appears all original (see More Details for specs). Original hard case included. This instrument is in very good-plus condition.
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  • Gold top with a nice vibe and killer tone
  • SN  no (typical for this period)
  • 1953
  • VGC+  (repaired headstock, clean work)
  • Bullion gold finish on bound maple top 
  • Natural finish on mahogany body and neck 
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard, trapezoid inlays
  • 2 P-90 pickups, pots date 6th week of '53
  • 1/2" gold knobs
  • Wrap under trapeze tailpiece
  • Proper hardware and switch
  • Kluson tuners
  • All of the above appear original 
  • Another tailpiece was installed at one time but the several extra screw holes are hidden by the (reinstalled) original tailpieces mounting plate 
  • New switch tip and tuner buttons
  • Rhythm/Treble switch plate is missing
  • 1-11/16" nut, 24-3/4" scale
  • Original hard case
  • Consignment

Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar (1953)

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SKU: 30U-210408

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$28,500 USD
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$28,500 USD
A gold top with a nice vibe and killer tone, this 1953 Gibson Les Paul appears all original (see More Details for specs). Original hard case included. This instrument is in very good-plus condition.
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More Details

  • Gold top with a nice vibe and killer tone
  • SN  no (typical for this period)
  • 1953
  • VGC+  (repaired headstock, clean work)
  • Bullion gold finish on bound maple top 
  • Natural finish on mahogany body and neck 
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard, trapezoid inlays
  • 2 P-90 pickups, pots date 6th week of '53
  • 1/2" gold knobs
  • Wrap under trapeze tailpiece
  • Proper hardware and switch
  • Kluson tuners
  • All of the above appear original 
  • Another tailpiece was installed at one time but the several extra screw holes are hidden by the (reinstalled) original tailpieces mounting plate 
  • New switch tip and tuner buttons
  • Rhythm/Treble switch plate is missing
  • 1-11/16" nut, 24-3/4" scale
  • Original hard case
  • Consignment