1978 Gibson Les Paul Recording. Here is a rare Les Paul Recording Version II with the original Walnut Brown finish. This version has the knobs in a straight line instead of curved around the edge of the body. It was one of the last years that Gibson produced this model and only a few hundred were made during the late 70's. The Serial Number is 70328022, which dates it to February 1, 1978.
It's 100% original and weighs 12 lbs 2 oz. The body is in very good condition overall. The top has a few small impressions, but no major dings. The back has a buckle rash in a few areas, but it has only effected the finish and is not into the wood. There are a few minor marks around the sides.
It's a very clean body overall and much better than what you usually see for this era. The neck is straight and the frets show moderate wear.
It's in excellent playing condition with no dead frets or other major issues. The fretboard has a few small worn areas on the first fret, but is otherwise clean. The back of the neck has some small impressions, but no major dings. The headstock is clean with no major dings or scratches.No cracks, repairs or extra holes. It is stamped "Second" on the back of the headstock which sometimes means that there was a flaw in the finish when it was produced. However, it's not clear exactly why Gibson did this and I can't find any obvious flaws.
Someone might have wanted to get it at a discount back then! The hardware and electronics are original and in excellent working condition. The hardware has some wear, but nothing out of the ordinary. It doesn't have a Gibson branded case, but the previous owner had the guitar since the early 80's and stated that it's the one it came in. So it's original to the guitar.
It has some general wear, but all of the latches, hinges and handle are in excellent working order. Please note that I do not set up my guitars before mailing. I have played it and everything sounds great as far as I'm concerned. You may need to change the strings, adjust the action or do other maintenece to get it to your preferences.
This is only an estimate on the high-end and it will probably be cheaper if you are close to the West Coast. All guitars MUST be signed for by an adult at the address! The item "1978 Gibson Les Paul Recording Version II Walnut Brown Vintage American with Case" is in sale since Friday, October 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "hearandwear" and is located in El Cajon, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.