Here’s a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Pro Deluxe. This is the First year for this model and Most were Black!! This one is the rarer Sunburst with the original Black Gibson Case.
All the pots date 30th week of 1978 (137-7830) and The metal plate that the pots sit on is stamped November 21st of 1978
The Les Paul Pro Deluxe was first available in 1978, and is “a hybrid version of the popular Les Paul Deluxe model”. Like all late 1970s Les Pauls it has a maple neck, but also features an (ebony fingerboard, (P90 single-coil pickups), trapezoid inlays and headstock inlays common to the Deluxe and Standard. It’s basically a Les Paul Standard with P-90′s & a Ebony Board. Very Cool & Rare Gibson Les Paul —
The Les Paul Pro Deluxe was available from 1978 thru 1981 ( according to Gruhn’s Guide ). It was launched in Europe some months before being available in the USA.
This instrument plays and sounds great with some dings and scratching you would expect from a 31 year old Guitar to make sure this is the Guitar is for you. It Weighs in at 9lbs 15oz.
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