Gibson Les Paul Signature (1972/3, Tobacco Sunburst)

Here a rare guitar, a Gibson Les Paul Signature in Tobacco Sunburst prototype? This model was designed by Les Paul himself and only put forward for production in the early 1970s. Prototypes started in 1972 and full production not until 1973 and finished in the late 1970s. Researching the various sources and literature shows these were made in 3 finishes, Most common the Goldtop, then the Cherry Sunburst, and rarest the Tobacco Sunburst version. Apparently the 1972/3 issue was 3 in Tobacco Sunburst. The original low impedance Pickups were considered ineffective, and hence replaced with PAFs in order to get the more rocky and responsive ES-335/PAF sound.

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