Vintage 1974 Gibson Les Paul Standard Tobacco Sunburst
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Vintage 1974 Gibson Les Paul Standard Tobacco Sunburst


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1974 Gibson Les Paul Standard

The mere sight of this Les Paul can send shivers up your spine. 1974 saw the return of the Standard in all its full sized humbucker glory. This rare tobacco sunburst finish is ten times cooler than any other burst out there. The tasteful single bound body and neck, the chrome hardware really make the Les Paul Standard the perfectly designed, understated beauty that it is. No need for anything fancy, this guitar is all business.

This '74 delivers all the classic LP tones you're after. It uses the classic Gibson tone woods: mahogany body with a maple cap and an all mahogany neck with an exceptional piece of rosewood for the fingerboard. Even without plugging it in you get an idea of the sustain and resonance contained within this beast. Run it into an amp and just try and keep a smile from cracking across your face.

The construction is top notch too. No cracks, breaks or repairs to be found. Nice and straight neck, good neck angle, and solid joint too. Most players will find themselves right at home on this comfy neck. It has a medium profile that walks the line perfectly between thick and thin.

You can't just let a guitar this cool sit in a closet. Even the most well cared for guitar accumulates little knocks of love over the years, but that only adds to the vibe on one of these. Its always nice when a piece has a story to tell. This one has some cool weather checking along with the usual nicks and scratches. There are some paint chips but no dings that go into the wood. Most are on the hard edges, transitions and perimeter. There's the requisite "buckle rash" too. There are some marks on the sides of the headstock from where it rested on a wall hanger. The yellowing of the clear coats doesn't really affect the burst but it really makes the binding and logo on the headstock pop. This deep amber hue the binding takes on is one of our favorite parts on a vintage Gibson. The pickups are a sweet sounding set but the neck is a replacement from a few years later.

The frets are original and in good shape with not much visible wear. That would indicate a pretty recent leveling which makes sense as they're pretty low. All in all the guitar plays well for being almost 40 years old!

You've just got to have at least one vintage Les Paul in the collection. A '74 is certainly a nice one to have around. Mojo galore with a sunburst to die for!

Original case included.


Made in: USA

Year of Production: 1974

Serial Number: 550232

Weight: 10.0 Lbs.

Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16"

Finish: Original

Pickups: Changed Neck

Tuners: Original

Frets: Original

Electronics: Original

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