Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II ’60s Neck Electric Guitar

Tweet on Twitter Ca. Among the major players in the American market were the many importers and distributors who enriched the guitar landscape with instruments — usually at the lower ends of the market brought in from other countries, primarily from Europe, Asia, and to a lesser extent, Latin America. The analogy with automobiles is obvious. Univox was one of the first brands to make copies, and the brand achieved a fair amount of national visibility and distribution. Univox was not, as you might guess, just another isolated Japanese import, but was part of a much larger story of its importer, the Merson company. Unfortunately, not many reference materials are available to document in complete detail, but we can hit some of the highlights, and illuminate a number of relationships along the way. If you have catalogs, ads or pictures of guitars that can help fill in some of the blanks, please let me know Michael Wright, PO Box , Philadelphia, PA Tempo Merson was a distribution organization founded by a man named Bernie Mersky. At some point, Merson was taken over by Ernie Briefel. The Merson Tempo was an auditorium-sized archtop with a glued-in neck, a harrow center-peaked head which looks almost Kay.

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I would have called it a Custom 22S or something. I like the blade so much more than the rotary. A few clear coat indents or scratches but nothing through to the wood.

Here a good condition Gibson EST in Tobacco Sunburst. This is one of the early examples dating from The EST is a smaller version of its bigger brother the ES

The ES was introduced in Gibson hired Ted McCarty in , who became President in He led an expansion of the guitar line with new guitars such as the “Les Paul” guitar introduced in and designed by Les Paul , a popular musician in the s and also a pioneer in music technology. Later, a shorter neck was added. Similar in size to the hollow-body Thinlines, the ES family had a solid center, giving the string tone a longer sustain.

In the s, Gibson also produced the Tune-o-matic bridge system and its version of the humbucking pickup, the PAF “Patent Applied For” , first released in and still sought after for its sound. These “modernistic” guitars did not sell initially. It was only in the late s and early 70s when the two guitars were reintroduced to the market that they sold well. The Firebird , in the early 60s, was a reprise of the modernistic idea, though less extreme. Modernization[ edit ] In the late 50s, McCarty knew that Gibson was seen as a traditional company and began an effort to create more modern guitars.

In the body design of the Les Paul was changed due to the demand for a double-cutaway body design. The Les Paul returned to the Gibson catalog in This began an era characterized by corporate mismanagement and decreasing product quality. The Kalamazoo plant kept going for a few years as a custom-instrument shop, but was closed in ; several Gibson employees led by plant manager Jim Duerloo established Heritage Guitars in the old factory, building versions of classic Gibson designs.

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I was contacted by a G player in the States and a G player in Norway both using the first run, early “prerelease” version of the guitar electronics. The cards are labeled as version “A. You can also see jumper wires soldered across the board. The first time I tried to repair a failed op-amp in a G , I realized that the pin-out documentation was wrong on the schematic.

I compared the following Gibson Les Pauls: Les Paul Peace, Les Paul Traditional, Les Paul Classic. I played an open G three times on each guitar and .

For mechanical Gibson Deluxe is noted above, I could not tell you more, but they are very precise and takes into tuning. Access in acute is not easy but the solos are feasible with more or less ease. For weight, as I said above, the recess and nail play, but it is very light compared to a traditional LP, your back and shoulders will thank you: SOUNDS As mentioned just above, microphones each have their own personality, of course with a pickup more access to acute and its pretty square and a round neck pickup rather hot, with a system based on the bass, perfect sound for playing the clean.

Rather I play, rock blues, metal, and heavy metal, and it happens to follow me in all these records! Very comfortable on small cushy blues, with a pretty decent sustain, and a very warm sound, even for warm tones it is also very comfortable on the rock Guns N Roses, and even after playing metal, hardcore limit, it also stroll, well proportioned bass as acute, depending on your settings in any case I do not have to worry with some beatdown.

You Gibson quality at your fingertips with a fairly good price. If the choice was to do it again I would do it again, especially for the price, and maybe I would consider the change a little, by putting a pair of active pickups or something like that bouuuh sacrilege: Indeed, the frets were not sanded the edges of the handle and I messed fingers while qques days before the luthier are put order. I also sanded the handle and it is more pleasant way. I am very happy with this purchase and would do it again without doubt.

Today, this log I miss when I play other guitars! Belle has 22 frets, and is equipped with two microphones Gibson for me. The “Studio Worn” models were actually made to taste companies who commanded.

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Plush Gig Bag Case Silkscreen: The Les Paul Deluxe has the 2 mini humbuckers which are sounding just awesome. Furthermore it has an all mahogany body pancake and Mahogany neck. Chrome hardware,rosewood fretboard-cherry finish,an awesome vintage LP Gibson. Condition is good,all works and has all original electronics-frets etc.

After its introduction in , Gibson’s Les Paul model went through a variety of modifications that culminated in the classic Standard, or Sunburst, in Its maple cap on a solid mahogany body and the newly perfected twin-coil humbucking pickups produce a sound that is highly suitable for rock music.

While physical condition can be assessed with a careful inspection, rarity and date of manufacture are not always easy to determine. But the serial number on a Gibson can tell you when the guitar was made. With that information, you can determine its rarity and, ultimately, its worth. Locate the serial number on your Gibson. For acoustic instruments, the serial number is typically located inside the sound hole at the neck joint or on a piece of paper glued inside the guitar and visible through the sound hole.

On electric guitars, the serial number is generally printed on the back of the headstock. Decipher your serial number if it’s eight digits. Since , Gibson has used the following method: The first and fifth numbers indicate the last two digits of the year the instrument was produced, the second through fourth digits tell the day of the year it was produced and the last three digits indicate the production rank. For example, the serial number means the guitar was the rd instrument made on the th day of Use the Blue Book of Electric Guitars, available for free at Gibson’s website, to date your instrument if it has a different type of serial number.

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This is a very quick history, and mostly from memory, so take it all with a grain of salt and try to verify what you can from other sources. However, every attempt has been made to provide only verifiable and true information, in an attempt to set the record straight and dispell some modern “myths” about Ibanez model guitars. They were not forgeries, as they were never sold with misleading logos or with the intent to deceive.

Search the Tokai Guitar Registry The Tokai Guitar Registry is broken into sections based on the type of guitar (Les Paul, Strat, etc).

Epiphone Les Paul Epiphone Les Paul Dating back to and once a major rival of Gibson, the Epiphone company and brand were purchased by Gibson’s parent company in Originally the Epiphone models were made in the same factory as the Gibson guitars, by the same craftspeople using the same materials and often with the same features as Gibson models, but manufacturing of most of the Epiphone instruments was switched to Asia sometime around Today, Gibson primarily uses the Epiphone brand as their high value, lower priced overseas-built alternative to their top tier Gibson USA models.

All Epiphone models sold in the United States are subjected to a 15 point inspection process, and are “set up” in the USA by trained Gibson employees at their Nashville facility. Around , Les Paul, a legendary musician and musical electronics and solidbody guitar pioneer, created one of his early solid bodied guitars after-hours in the Epiphone factory out of a 4X4″ piece of wood.

On to this he later attached side “wings” from a Epiphone hollowbody guitar in order to give it a more conventional look. This guitar, known as “The Log”, was later shown to Gibson executives, who initially passed on the idea of building them, but they changed their mind within a couple of years and the Les Paul Model guitar as we know it today was first released in These early “gold top” models were later joined by the black Les Paul Customs, and then the sunburst “Standards” of the late s.

Several Epiphone Les Paul models are very close to the classic Gibson models upon which they are based, while other models are designed with different features to keep the entry price low for students and budget-minded players. For example, some Epiphone Les Paul models use bolt-on neck construction and “slab” bodies which are generally less expensive to manufacture, while others stick with tradition and have arched maple tops and glued-in necks like their high-end Gibson counterparts.

At the mid and upper range of the Epiphone Les Paul range, most guitars retain practically all of the other essential Les Paul features — two humbucking or P90 single coil pickups, two volume and two tone controls, a three-way selector switch, body and neck binding, In addition to such long-running models as the Les Paul Standard, Studio and Custom, Epiphone has also released various artist signature and limited edition Les Paul models over the years.

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Find out all you need to know need to know about the best and most rare vintage guitars from the Sixties! Besides bigger brands such as Fender and Gibson, several smaller brands flourished in this decade, and names such as Airline, Supro, Teisco and Hagstrom are today very desirable.

But, with more than 75 years of shipping records in the Gibson books, and dozens of variations on numerical schemes used over the years, serial numbers sometimes do little to shed light on the origin of a mysterious Gibson. With vintage Gibsons selling at auction for as much as half a million dollars, Davidson will sometimes roll up his sleeves and poke around in the ledgers, but only as time allows. The earliest volumes contain hundreds of yellowed pages covered front and back with rows of handwritten numbers.

It can take Davidson several hours to locate a specific serial number, if he can find it at all. Even then, there may be four other guitars—of all different models—with the same number sequence. Serial numbers can pull up multiple guitars from multiple years. To combat the problem, the company upped its serial number sequence last year from eight digits to nine. For the most part, it looks real. But there are some obvious indicators—if it starts with a five, for instance.

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Among the seven bonus tracks included on the reissue are unreleased versions of “Why Can’t I Have You” and “I Refuse,” as well as the demo for “Drive. North American tour dates confirmed for mid February to mid March Formed in Essen, Germany in , Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica’s thrash innovations with Venom’s proto-black metal imagery.

Often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time. In the early s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present.

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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro III Electric Guitar Honey Burst

Here is a very,very, rare guitar. Not many of these were sold as people thought they looked real strange. In fact they were made to look like a early 18th centuary instrument on purpose. It has a Mike Christian transducer bridge and is perfect for the acoustic player who likes to play electric now and again. It will never ever feedback. Made of course at the old Gibson factory in Kalamazoo this one dates from and is already worth twice what it cost new.

The Gibson Les Paul and SG Standards are classic models that share a common heritage, as well as most of their essential ingredients. But they also have their differences, and while one can often sub for the other, each has its distinct personality.

The ES was introduced in Gibson hired Ted McCarty in , who became President in He led an expansion of the guitar line with new guitars such as the “Les Paul” guitar introduced in and designed by Les Paul , a popular musician in the s and also a pioneer in music technology. Later, a shorter neck was added. Similar in size to the hollow-body Thinlines, the ES family had a solid center, giving the string tone a longer sustain.

In the s, Gibson also produced the Tune-o-matic bridge system and its version of the humbucking pickup, the PAF “Patent Applied For” , first released in and still sought after for its sound. These “modernistic” guitars did not sell initially. It was only in the late s and early 70s when the two guitars were reintroduced to the market that they sold well.

The Firebird , in the early 60s, was a reprise of the modernistic idea, though less extreme. Modernization[ edit ] In the late 50s, McCarty knew that Gibson was seen as a traditional company and began an effort to create more modern guitars. In the body design of the Les Paul was changed due to the demand for a double-cutaway body design.

The Les Paul returned to the Gibson catalog in This began an era characterized by corporate mismanagement and decreasing product quality. The Kalamazoo plant kept going for a few years as a custom-instrument shop, but was closed in ; several Gibson employees led by plant manager Jim Duerloo established Heritage Guitars in the old factory, building versions of classic Gibson designs.

a very fake Gibson Les Paul standard (Chibson)