#1
I finally found a Les Paul Deluxe from the 70s in good condition and for a reasonable price. It´s not the 1970 or 1971 that I wanted but 1975 is good enough considering there are less and less of these on the market.



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#2
Sweet. Looks in amazing condition.

Is it a pancake body?
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#3
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Sweet. Looks in amazing condition.

Is it a pancake body?


It is great condition. I was afraid it might be fake but then, who would fake a 75 Deluxe!

And, yes, pancake body.
#5
NUGD! congrats on your find.. it looks like it has mini humbuckers or am i mistaken?
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#6
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NUGD! congrats on your find.. it looks like it has mini humbuckers or am i mistaken?


That´s why I wanted a 70s deluxe, mini-humbuckers and maple neck.
#7
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That´s why I wanted a 70s deluxe, mini-humbuckers and maple neck.

Now that's what it's about.

Gibson should've gotten it right the first time around like Fender did

Seriously, though, great catch! Could we get clips?
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Now that's what it's about.

Gibson should've gotten it right the first time around like Fender did

Seriously, though, great catch! Could we get clips?


I´ll play it at my next gig in 2 weeks. There´ll be a video or two.

I can´t understand why Gibson doesn´t put maple necks on the reissues. Today´s deluxes are just standards with mini-humbuckers.
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#9
Sweet man!
Post a clip of you playing this sexy beast
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#10
Plays like butter. Just lowered the action a bit. Sustain to die for and nice harsh attack thanks to the maple neck. The mini-humbuckers sound brighter than usual humbuckers, not a note that sounds muddy. It´s a great guitar and well-invested cash!
#11
Congratulations... great looking guitar and I wouldn't imagine that it is a 70's guitar !!
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#13
Looks good! You're lucky to have found a vintage guitar that plays well and is in such nice condition.
#14
Congrats! those are great sounding pick ups!
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#15
sweet
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#16
HNGD

the deluxe is one of my favourite LPs, I like the brighter tone of the mini humbuckers - I believe it was Les Paul's favourite production model, too.
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#17
Nice score man! Would love me a GT Deluxe.


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nice looking Deluxe makes me want to go play some Thin Lizzy . enjoy


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#20
With that LP all you need are bellbottoms and awful teeth and you'll be right there
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With that LP all you need are bellbottoms and awful teeth and you'll be right there


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#22
Well, 2/3 ain't bad.


Maybe you could pull this look off instead then:




Minus the V of course.
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#23
HNGD! Sweet vintage LP
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Well, 2/3 ain't bad.


Maybe you could pull this look off instead then:




Minus the V of course.




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#25
Well shit, I guess you got it all figured out!


Sweet pic too.
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#26
What is a pancake body? Sounds flimsy
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What is a pancake body? Sounds flimsy

Back in the Norlin era, it was quite common for Gibson to make the bodies out of multiple pieces of wood in horizontally-glued layers rather than vertically-glued slabs. Hence one of the reasons that purists despise the Norlin Gibsons.



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#29
Sounds wicked man! Bark at the Moon is a great riff
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#31
Not a bad sounding guitar either
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#33
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I´ll play it at my next gig in 2 weeks. There´ll be a video or two.

I can´t understand why Gibson doesn´t put maple necks on the reissues. Today´s deluxes are just standards with mini-humbuckers.


They don't do it on Re-Issues for the obvious reason that the originals had 1/4 sawn Mahogany necks. The originals have the "sound" that many LP players today still seek to get.
A Maple neck affects the sound of a Les Paul and changes it from what the Mahogany necks gave it.
Most Les Paul fans like the original specs over Norlins bastardized attempts to reproduce the guitar in the 70's. The 70's are the era when LPs gained the reputation for being ridiculously heavy as well when Norlin sought to use multiple pieces of smaller, less expensive Mahogany to build their bodies.
The only reason to change to Maple necks was a minor issue with headstock breaks. People seem to think LP headstocks just fall off on their own but honestly all headstock breaks on LPs were from abuse (in most cases), you know storing your guitar on a stand so some bozo can knock it over, or leaning it against your amp so it can fall/slide as well or a crappy case design that fails to support the neck and keep the headstock from touching the back of the case (which Gibson actually did themselves for a year or two in the 70's I believe).
When Gibson ships a Les Paul to Vendors, who in turn ship them to us buyers, the guitar sits in its case, tuned to pitch and the case is in a simple cardboard box with a couple of wedges to keep the top of the case from moving side to side during transport.
Seems to work just fine. I''ve owned new 6 LPs - 2 Elitists, a Gibson USA Trad +. and 3 RI's, two of which I still have that were shipped to me from the US to Canada via UPS.
Thousands are sold every year and shipped all the world with no issues. So its a User problem not a design problem.
You want a guitar that's nearly indestructible you buy a Fender.
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#34
I'm late to the party, but nice guitar!

I have a 2012 reissue Deluxe Goldtop (basically a mashup of specs from the Traditional and Standard of that year, with mini-humbuckers). Would certainly not mind an original! Always thought these were the coolest Les Pauls around.
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