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PSA: Anybody Need/Want A Vintage LP Deluxe?

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No affiliation.  DGS just got four in within the last week, three on the same day. :blink:  Methinks the previous owner (or their heirs) is divesting themselves of gear...a sign of things to come in 2020?

https://davesguitar.com/products/gibson/les-paul-deluxe-76-5/

https://davesguitar.com/products/gibson/les-paul-deluxe-76-4/

https://davesguitar.com/products/gibson/les-paul-deluxe-early-70s-3/

https://davesguitar.com/products/gibson/les-paul-deluxe-80-3/

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I’ve owned some great Les Pauls over the years.   The one that I sold that has haunted me ever since is a black ‘78 Deluxe - a factory second - that I bought for $200.   Best playing and best sounding LP from any era I’ve had (‘50s Goldtop, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s LPs.   

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Man I love a LP with a three-piece top.  Yeah, I spent way too many hours as a kid staring at Ace's guitar. 

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That first link is cool. 

So 3 of em have maple necks, which is not what I consider to be a Les Paul wood, outside of a cap. Not that they aren't just my mind... how do they sound in comparison to the hog ones? Does it make a difference?

That's some serious guitars at pretty reasonable pricing. 

I think we are gonna see a sea of em in the ensuing years and the prices will favor the buyers.

 

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 Now I want to listen to some Thin Lizzy. 

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12 hours ago, cynic said:

Man I love a LP with a three-piece top.  Yeah, I spent way too many hours as a kid staring at Ace's guitar. 

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Is that a refinned goldtop, or did they factory burst 3 piece tops in the 70s? I always thought a 3 was a sure sign of a refin on a goldy or black beauty, but maybe that changed later on...

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10 minutes ago, joshoowah said:

Is that a refinned goldtop, or did they factory burst 3 piece tops in the 70s? I always thought a 3 was a sure sign of a refin on a goldy or black beauty, but maybe that changed later on...

No, they put any finish on a 3 piece top, as if we all couldn't see how awful it looked.
It happened and we all let it happen.

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6 minutes ago, kizanski said:

No, they put any finish on a 3 piece top, as if we all couldn't see how awful it looked.
It happened and we all let it happen.

Like the AMC Pacer with those three big windows around the back.

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4 minutes ago, atomicwash said:

Like the AMC Pacer with those three big windows around the back.

Dude! Never besmirch the Mirthmobile!

 

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WHOOOOA! Three Piece necks and volutes, oh my!  Would those have also had the pancake bodies?

I'm sure the maple neck makes a bit of a difference, but not a HUGE difference. The question is how bad is it under the goof rings...  At least none of these have those horrible plastic pieces they would use around the bridge and tailpiece studs to hide how horrible the paint job and/or installation was.  I would wager all four of these are great examples of LP Deluxes.

If a guy has four, he probably has more.

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DANG! Gorgeous mahogany on the back of the natural finish specimen (#2). Too bad it’s just the ‘bottom of the pancake stack’!

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Don’t be scared of the pancake. I have a ‘73 Deluxe that’s as fine a Les Paul as you’ll ever find. 

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