1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Finish Question Help Needed

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:58 am

My Les Paul has the same marks, but in a different place... stands melt nitrocellulose.
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Finish Question Help Needed

Post by HNB » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:07 pm

I feel like a new dad with a fragile child. Cases and straps can melt the finish. OH GOD WHAT DO I GET!!???

(I got a Dog Tired white cotton strap with plain leather ends and a Version two Gibson Protector case like it would have came with.)
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Finish Question Help Needed

Post by HNB » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:20 pm

The high E broke. I think the strings are old. While the strings are off, I got pics of the bridge and stop tail. I also used some wood oil on the fretboard. Looking nice!

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:36 pm

You love your new guitar so much. It's great to see.
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by Maggieo » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:42 am

OMG, that is one of the best LPs I have ever seen! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

Ever since I saw Pete Townshend playing a Deluxe with the minihums, I wanted one. You have won the guitar internet today!
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by HNB » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:16 am

Thanks! I was stuck on it as soon as I saw the body. No fancy flame, but still beautiful wood. I respect your taste in guitars a lot and appreciate your thoughts. <3
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by thisisnickpaige » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:09 am

Dude, you hit it on the head with this one, Chris.

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by HNB » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:54 pm

Thanks! New strings on. Sounds beautiful. Kinda like a louder noiseless single coil. Less meat than a full humbucker, but in a cool way.

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by HNB » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:54 pm

Early birthday present for the Deluxe came today! Works great!!

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by cmatthes » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:35 pm

I've owned many Les Pauls over the years...the most memorable was a Black 1978 Deluxe. Just a KILLER guitar!

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by CorporateDisguise » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:53 am

Freaking gorgeous dude! That finish is beautiful, espically compared to those clown burst deluxes. Those mini hums are really a treat as well. There aren't many Les Pauls I'd consider owning, but that is one of the few. Enjoy it!

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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by HNB » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:40 am

Thanks! I am pretty sure these protector cases are safe for the finish. I still check it every few hours. LOL
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by sears » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:46 am

I don't like the way Les Pauls look, except for the Deluxe with the minis. There's something about it. (I like Juniors and Specials with the single tailpiece just fine too.)
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by HNB » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:55 am

The mini humbucker ones kind of catch my eye as something off. Not in a bad way, but I am so used to Les Pauls with humbuckers, the smaller pickups look kind of right, but different enough for a double take. :D
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Re: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Post by thisisnickpaige » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:04 am

HNB wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:55 am
The mini humbucker ones kind of catch my eye as something off. Not in a bad way, but I am so used to Les Pauls with humbuckers, the smaller pickups look kind of right, but different enough for a double take. :D
This is exactly why I’ve been gassing for one lately, they just catch the eye ...and then you had to go and get such a lovely one, huh, Chris?! :D

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