Presented for your consideration is this vintage 1974 Gibson Les Paul Standard with rare 2 piece Maple top in Tobacco Burst finish. Guitar is almost completely original. No breaks or repairs. Neck is straight and truss rod functions as it should. All electronics are original and function perfectly. As we all know, the Les Paul Standard was only available as a special order in 1974 and therefore very few were produced. What makes this one even more rare is that it has a 2 piece Maple top while the majority had 3 piece Maple tops. The top on this one is so well matched you have to look very closely or you would swear that it was a one piece Maple top. The routes for the full sized humbuckers were clearly done at the factory and we have the original PAT. sticker humbuckers. Unmolested solder joints with CTS pots dated to 1974. Sandwich or pancake body sporting the last year of the Mahogany neck as Gibson switched to Maple necks in 1975 due to a shortage of Honduran Mahogany. This is definitely a must have for the diehard Kiss fan as this was the very guitar that Ace Frehley used to define their sound in the early days of the band. Other than the usual upgrade to Schaller tuners the rest of the guitar appears completely original and intact. And, for the Cherry on top. The original and very elusive purple felt lined rectangular Gibson case. Aside from one replaced latched the case is also in very good condition. I'm also selling in a separate auction the matching 1974 Deluxe. Also with a 2 piece top. Buy them both and be the coolest kid on your block. Check my feedback and buy with confidence. If you have any questions or would like additional pictures please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your interest and God bless our troops and first responders.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Les Paul Standard
  • Tobacco Burst
  • 1974
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Color Family
  • Brown
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Model Family
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson Norlin Era
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Nut Width
  • 1.6875"
Top Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 22

Bill's Got The Blues

West Seneca, NY, United States
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