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 931.444.5174       230 Tenth St Clarksville, TN 37040
TUE - SAT 11A - 6P

1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst

Very good condition featuring single cutaway mahogany body, maple top, multiple bindings on the top and back body edges, two Gibson humbucking pickups with black pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with black and white speed knobs, three way pickup selector switch with black Rhythm and Treble poker chip, stop tailpiece with Nashville tune-o-matic saddle, three piece maple neck, bound ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays starting at the first fret, brass nut, multiple bound black peghead overlay with mother of pearl Gibson logo and split diamond inlays, multi-ply bell shaped truss rod cover with Les Paul Custom engraving, Gibson stamped three per side tuning machines with fold out quick turn buttons, stamped serial number and Made in USA on back of the headstock, Silverburst finish on the top, back, sides, neck, and back of headstock, single ply black plastic electronics control panel cover and switch panel cover, two metal strap buttons, and 1980s Gibson Protector "chainsaw" molded plastic hard shell case. 

This 1982 Gibson Les Paul Custom is set up in fantastic playing order. The original frets have been crowned by a reputable repair center in Nashville, Tennessee, and the action is low and smooth. The neck profile is of the thinner variety but with a 1 11/16" nut width and has a great feel. One of the volume knobs has been changed to a black amp knob of some type. This guitar had a different set of tuners at one point and older holes remain visible. There has been some solder touched up on the tops of the two volume pots (see photos). The potentiometers are original to this guitar and date to the 35th week of 1981. The original pickups sound fat and woody and deliver all the tones you'd expect from a Les Paul Custom of this era. The Silverburst finish shows checking throughout, some nicks, scuffs and dings, and the finish on the back of the neck has been well worn (see photos). The brass nut is a replacement. The strap buttons are replacements. The black pickguard is missing and the body finish has not greened in the spot the guard previously covered. 

Overall, this is a fantastic 39 year old Gibson Les Paul Custom. Les Paul Customs with Silverburst finish are starting to skyrocket in price and collectability. These have been used by notable guitar players like James Iha and Adam Jones. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.