Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1978 Sunburst

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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). Gibson construction changed since the early '60s, and 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 Era:  Starting in 1977, Les Paul Deluxe has two-piece body: Mahogany with Maple top like the original eras of Les Pauls.  

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body with 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

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


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