Construction of the 20th Anniversary models is consistent with Les Paul Custom models from the early 70’s with a three piece mahogany body with two piece maple top, three piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and two Gibson Humbucker pickups as standard. Appointments include a diamond inlayed, multi bound headstock with Gold tuners, a bound neck with multi-ply double-bound body, gold ABR-1 bridge and tailpiece, black pickup surrounds and pickguard and Gold pickup covers.
This guitar is a great players example in Cherry Sunburst finish, the Sunburst has started to mellow giving the guitar less of a stark two tone appearance that some seventies Customs can have. There have been a few running repairs over the years with a few replacement parts namely a repair to the headstock and the necessary finish work to the neck post repair. The headstock face and the body are the original finish. The guitar is currently fitted with a reproduction Nashville style Brass bridge and tailpiece and the pickups have had their covers removed. The knobs are a set of reproduction silver reflector knobs. Otherwise the Tuners, Truss rod cover, pickguard and poker chips are all correct for the guitar. Pickups are a set of PAT stamped T Tops with readings of 6.83K and 6.9K. Pots and caps are modern replacements.
The neck is a comfortable oval meets C profile with a depth at the 1st fret of 19.81mm filling out to 24.59 at the 12th. The weight is a decent 9.6 lbs - lighter than many Custom Les Pauls from this period. The guitar has had a re-fret and the nut is a newer replacement. Despite a few changes and some running repairs this guitar remains a great lefty player's Les Paul Custom and a great way into the world of vintage Les Pauls that the new owner could return to a more original appearance with some modern replacement or vintage parts. The guitar comes with a newer aftermarket case.