Simply the best of the Yamaha Les Paul type models in my collection. the rare Yamaha LP-1000, the 1970s/80s top of the range version of Japanese Yamaha Les Paul model, these guitars were produced during the 1970’s till the early 1980s, along the well known Yamaha SG range.This Yamaha LP-1000 Custom was produced in Yamaha’s Matsumoku’s Custom shops and was deemed the top type of the Yamaha Les Paul model (SL/LP) range. The guitar sports a solid body, fitted with a set neck, ebo fretboard, gold hardware, dual metal covered Yamaha Humbuckers. The guitar body is decorated with mother of pearl fret markers and cream binding that has beautifully aged to a cream yellow hue. These were much more than Yamaha’s Gibson Les Paul copies, these were solid quality guitars built from quality wood and materials; a real quality vintage guitar, killer looks, great tone and sound and oozing of mojo and vintage vibe.