1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Cherry Sunburst with Mini Humbuckers ID-7851
1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Cherry Sunburst with Mini Humbuckers
The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe is one of the most recognizable and iconic guitars in rock music, having been the favorite of rock legends such as Thin Lizzy and Pete Townshend of The Who.
Throughout the classic-rock era of the 1970s, if you mentioned "Les Paul" to a guitarist they usually heard "Deluxe." Made in the image of the original single-cutaway set-neck Les Paul Standard of 1958 to '60 but with a pair of mini-humbucking pickups for the brighter, more cutting tone that many players were demanding, the Les Paul Deluxe ruled the roost for the better part of a decade, and found an enduring place in the hearts of guitarists and collectors alike that has held fast ever since.
The Les Paul Deluxe was initially introduced in late 1968 with mini humbuckers. A solid, single piece body and a 3 piece neck and a goldtop finish. The year 1969 saw the introduction of the "pancake" body - which consisted of a slim layer of maple wood mounted on dual layers of mahogany. Another feature that was added to the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in 1969 was a small "volute".
By early 1970 the back of the head stock featured a stamp proclaiming "Made in USA". This unique model was available in Gold, Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst, and Ebony. Today, the Deluxe is a much sought after model.
This 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe features a gorgeous Cherry Sunburst, Mahogany neck, Two mini humbuckers and is 1 11/16" inches wide at the nut. It is all original and has very Low action!
This all original 1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Cherry Sunburst with Mini Humbuckers is in excellent condition and sounds phenomenal. It has some finish checking all over and a few dents and surface scratches which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fret wear and includes the original hardshell case.
- Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
- Serial: 135913
- Top Wood: Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1973
- Inlays: Gibson pearl trapezoid inlays
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Tune-o-Matic bridge/tailpiece
- Tuners: Chrome Enclosed w/ Tulip Buttons
- Body Binding: Cream
- Fretboard Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: Cream
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Blackface
- Headstock Inlay: Gold "Gibson" Logo with scripted "Les Paul Model"
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): 2X Mini Humbuckers
- Pickup Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included