An early Professional, built with recording in mind & designed in principle by Les himself. Made alongside the Les Paul Personal, both are notable for their low-impedance pickup systems, 3-way tone switching, phase switching & decade controls. Both models were discontinued in '72 with the introduction of the Les Paul Recording.
Cosmetic Condition: Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. There is a headstock repair & the back of the headstock has been refinished. The repair is stable & the guitar plays well. Overall the guitar has a great look to it with an authentic vintage vibe & nice patina.
Neck: Mahogany neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl trapezoid inlays. Frets show a tiny bit of wear, but have plenty of life in them. Gibson-branded Schaller tuners made in W. Germany. 1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works perfectly.
Body: Solid mahogany "sandwich" body with cream top binding. Stopbar tailpiece & ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles. Pickguard is missing & the guitar weighs 9 lbs 13 oz.
Electronics: Dual low-impedance Gibson pickups with 3-way pickup selector switch, 2-way phase switch & way tone selector switch. Volume, Decade, Treble & Bass controls with black "top hat" knobs. Pots date to '70 & all electronics are in good working condition.
Note: Due to the nature of the low-impedance pickups, this guitar requires an impedance transformer in order to be played through an amplifier at normal volume.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with replacement handle.