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Neil Young OLD BLACK Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Tribute - Relic Goldtop / Bigsby
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25 May, 2014 21:40:13 BST
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing its original packaging, ... Read moreabout the condition


Deluxe Special Edition


Guitar legend Neil Young is famous for playing two classic guitars, one, his Gretsch White Falcon, the other - the iconic "Old Black" Les Paul, acquired by Young in 1969 after trading one of his numerous Gretsch guitars with fellow guitarist Jim Messina - this is probably one of the most heavily modified Les Pauls in musical history!  Starting life as a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, "Old Black" was given a rough re-finish in black and fitted with a Bigsby B-7 Vibrato, Gibson Firebird Mini-Humbucker in the bridge position with phase switching enabled via a micro-selector switch and also a set of replacement Schaller machineheads.  A host of aluminium parts were installed, including a replacement P-90 pickup cover, scratchplate and rear control plates, along with the mysterious third 'rear cover plate'.  The rear of the guitar was also given a crude white 'pin-stripe' that didn't work out quite as well as intended!  A labour of love, "Old Black" represents a never-ending obsession with a guitar that keeps producing just the right tone, power and potency that has made it Young's principle player and favourite studio guitar for decades...


This TPP Neil Young "Old Black" Tribute Les Paul Deluxe Special Edition has been crafted using a heavily modified Epiphone Special Edition 56' Les Paul Goldtop featuring a custom modified 'Open Book' style headstock design with 70's re-issue headstock logos and 'wheat stack' - to emulate the original guitar (original Epiphone serial number is featured on the headstock reverse for authentication purposes).  This special edition instrument also features original Epiphone P-90 neck pickup and an Epiphone Firebird bridge pickup but has also been upgraded with a Bigsby USA B7 Vibrato, micro selector phase switch, a set of genuine Schaller M6 machineheads and accurate relic pattern.  Aluminium style control plates add to the detail and make this one for the dedicated fan, paying tribute to one of the most adored Les Paul 'relics' in musical history, finished with superb attention to detail, this Special Edition instrument comes complete with FREE Les Paul Fitted Hardcase with Buy It Now!!!



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* A wonderful guitar, Old black looks glorious. Pure Genius. Many thanks!!!!!!

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jwvanholland - Fast shipment, Grreat Item!! well done piece of art! thanks, A+++++++++

iodax - A+ Top guitar.  Great paintwork and a great player.  What more could one ask for?

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