Here we have an unusual Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar sporting a vast array of tone options, the collectible Gibson Les Paul Recording, With the discontinuation of the Les Paul Personal in 1969, Gibson saved some of Les Paul’s innovations for the guitar that eventually became his favourite guitar model, the Les Paul Recording Model. This guitar was designed to used mainly as a tool in the recording studio, the Recording featured a dual set of diagonal, low impedance pickups that could send sounds directly to a recording console or as Les Paul did as he used this model for live shows, a flip of a switch activated the high end of the custom low/high impedance circuitry for use with a standard amp. The Les Paul Recording Model stayed in production until 1979, with several thousand guitars produced. Although much rarer than the mass produced Les Paul models, this has become a highly collectable guitar. Guitar lives in its purple lined hard-case.