Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1970 Goldtop

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  • $2,835$4,815

In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG design. When the original Les Paul was relaunched in the late '60s, the new "Standard" in the catalog was dubbed the Les Paul Deluxe until the actual Standard came back in in 1975 (though there were a few reissues of '50s Standards made in 1968 and 1969). The new Les Paul Deluxe included a four-ply Maple and Mahogany body, a three-piece Maple neck, and mini-humbuckers instead of PAFs.

Years of Production: 
1969 - 1985, 1992 - 2009 

Unique to this Year:  Three-piece neck standard by 1970.  

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Four-ply Mahogany/Maple top, three-piece Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two mini-humbucker pickups, trapezoid inlays, Kluson deluxe tuners, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge

Finish Specifications: All Les Paul Deluxes from before 1971 came standard with a gold finish. 

Notable Les Paul Players: Jimmy Page, Slash, Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Pete Townshend


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