1974 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop


Summary: Initially released in the late ’60s, the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe was a guitar that may have been a bit ahead of its time.  The Deluxe appeared in lieu of the Les Paul Standard, until the Standard was revived in ’75. With mini-humbuckers instead of PAFs, the Les Paul Deluxe went out of production in the mid-’80s only to be revived in 2005.  This particular Les Paul Deluxe is from 1974 and it has a wonderful Goldtop finish.

Body: Pancake 2-piece mahogany solid body with a fully bound maple cap.

Neck:  Mahogany neck with a fully bound rosewood fingerboard, block inlays, Gibson Deluxe tuning keys.  The jumbo frets are in good shape with some light wear in the open chord positions but plenty of life left.  The scale length is 24.75” and the nut width is 1 11/16”.  The neck feels like a slim-taper 1960’s style neck.  The neck and the top are fully bound.

Pickups/Hardware: 2 Original mini-humbuckers, 2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs & a three way switch.  Chrome hardware.  Gibson top hat knobs- one of the tone knobs is missing the grey label “tone” label on top.  Gibson Deluxe tuning machines.

Cosmetics:  This guitar has some very cool checking all over the guitar.  This instrument has horizontal line checking that makes the top look awesome in certain lighting.  The back of the guitar also has great checking & there is a place in the center of the back where the buckle rash has worn down through the finish.  There are no cracks breaks or separations.  The guitar was used but not abused in its lifetime.

Playability: This Gibson plays great – the action is low & the instrument plays with no buzzing or dead spots.  We set this guitar up with 10’s and it is ready to play!

Modifications: N/A

Weight: 9 lbs, 13 oz.     

Case: Non-original chainsaw Gibson hard shell case