Located in Portland



Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this vintage 1978 Les Paul Standard is dialed in and ready to go.  In Good vintage condition with typical wear for an instrument of this age that was actually played and not kept in a closet, including scratches, dings, finish chips, and natural aging of finish and parts.  Overall, this Les Paul presents as a well worn, but "real deal" vintage guitar.  The "Tomato Soup" Cherry Sunburst finish may not be to everyone's taste, but we love it because it's a part of Gibson history and emblematic of this particular era.  3-Piece Maple neck.  Original Patent # humbuckers and original pots.  Original finish.  Comes with original hard shell case, too.  See below for more details and specifications.


Small Volute at Headstock/Neck Join

Original Gibson Tuners

Newer 1 11/16" Synthetic Nut

3-Piece Maple Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .81" at First Fret and .91" at Twelfth Fret

22 Jumbo Frets in Good Condition (Re-Fretted)

Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearl Trapezoid Inlays and a 12" Radius

Original Patent # Decal Pickups with CTS Pots Dated 6th Week of 1978

Neck Pickup Has a Replaced Gold Cover and Bridge Pickup Has Cover Removed (Original Covers Not Included)

Non-Original Gotoh Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Graph Tech Saddles and Non-Original Satin Gold Tailpiece

Maple Cap on Mahogany Body with Original Cherry Sunburst Finish

Weight 10 lb 15 oz

Original Hard Shell Case 

Serial Number Unreadable


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage guitars as accurately as possible in our listings.  Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so.  We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument.  Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing. 

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear.  If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.   


Year : 1978
Model : Les Paul Standard
Finish : Cherry Sunburst
Case : Original Hard Shell Case
Weight : 10 lb 7 oz
Condition : Good