Gibson Vintage 1975 Les Paul Custom 'Black Beauty' with Original Hard Shell Case

Here it is in all of it's immaculate glory. This 1975 Gibson Les Paul Custom in Black is a guitar for the ages. This beautiful tone machine has all the goods and more. The tone rich body is Gibson's 'pancake' body...Mahogany and Mahogany with a thin layer of maple in the middle. This combined with the maple cap makes for a serious blend of tone woods. The three piece mahogany neck is faced with a beautiful ebony fingerboard. The traditional 24.75" scale length loaded with 22 low 'fretless wonder' frets. The guitar plays amazingly and bends are a breeze after a careful set up by our luthier. The guitar feels slick and fast. While being a 12" radius as usual these customs sport a thin fast neck. While some can feel a little to thin at times, this 75 feels amazing, more akin to the slim and fast necks of the 1960s.

While the witch hat knobs have been replaced with amber reflector top knobs, the rest of the guitar is completely stock. The patent stamped T Top humbuckers as sound simply incredible. Warm, rich and luscious tones pour out of this guitar effortlessly. The binding has aged to a perfect yellow gold. The hardware, while showing signs of age and wear looks 'just right' on this killer instrument. Even the stock waffle back tuners are in place and function with out issue. 

As this is a black guitar it's difficult to really show the dings chips and signs of player well in a photograph. The documented examples in the photos above are in extreme lighting conditions designed to highlight any dings or scrapes as well as possible. 

The guitar has been freshly set up with .10-.46 strings in standard tuning and ships with it's original Gibson hard shell case. 

  • Make: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul
  • Sub-Model: Custom
  • Year: 1975
  • Finish: "Black Beauty" - Black Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: 551369
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 10 lbs 1.1 oz
  • Body Shape: Les Paul (Single Cut)
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany "Pancake" Body
  • Top Wood: Maple Top
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany - 3 Piece Neck
  • Finger Board: Ebony
  • Neck Radius: 12"
  • Neck Profile: Slim C (with neck volute at peg head) 
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 22 Low (fretless wonder)
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson Patent Stamped Factory Pickup (T-Top)
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson Patent Stamped Factory Pickup (T-Top)
  • Pickguard: Multi-Ply Black
  • Pots: 2-Volume, 2-Tone 
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Tuning Machines: Gibson Waffle Back Tuners 
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Knobs: 60's Style Amber Hats with Reflector Tops
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case

Listed5 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Les Paul Custom
  • Black Beauty
  • 1975
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Offset Body
  • No
Model Family
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson Norlin Era
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Nut Width
  • 1.6875"
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Color Family
  • Black
Number of Frets
  • 22

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