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1983 Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special #151 Custom Shop Edition

£6,750.00

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Up for sale is a 1983 Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special in Antique Sunburst.

One piece Mahogany body.
Maple and Walnut top.
One piece Mahogany neck.
One owner installed Classic fifty seven’s and long gone are the original Shaw pickups.
I found a matched pair of Shaw’s with gold screws from a ’82 LP Custom.
I am including both sets of pickups since the gold covers have original wear patina.
The story is the original owner of this guitar was Jeff Lebar of Cinderella.
I’ve been told by a reputable source this guitar has been all over the world.
I have not been in a position to personally verify this with Jeff. So no COA.
The source however was the owner who installed the Classic fifty seven’s and 
he knew some things about this guitar no one else could. 
This guitar has some worming where the guitar intersects the body on the back.
There is a bit repair damage around the bass side nut.
A couple of marks in the top.
Over all … clean.
The frets are flat and as low as they can go. 
That said the guitar has no buzzes or dead spots and has perfect intonation.
  
Tone
Did I mention tone? 
Holy mother of god this guitar sustains forever.
Add the rich sound of Shaw’s and this is a tone monster.
It feels like an old Les Paul. It’s 35 years old and wood seasons over time.
Not to mention this is a Spotlight Special which has a rich history all its own.
The story is that the folks in Michigan found unused tops from the late 50’s that
weren’t wide enough for tops. So they elected to put a walnut strip down the middle.
Somewhere around 211 are accounted for and 0.5 in antique sunburst, half with
book matched tops. The ones with mismatched tops are more desirable in some
circles.
Comes with original brown case. 
I also have the rhythm / treble plate.
Here’s your chance to own a guitar that will only escalate in value over the years.
(The photographs are not great. Reflections are always an issue (the back)).
Free shipping to Continental United States.
 

Additional Information

Brand

Gibson

Model Year

1983

Model

Les Paul Standard

String Configuration

6 String

Country/Region of Manufacture

United States

Body Type

Solid

Body Color

Sunburst