Gibson Les Paul Standard, Kalamazoo (1979, Cherry Sunburst)

Here a rare Gibson Les Paul model, a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom K.M. Cherry Sunburst. This is Gibson’s first re-issue of the 1959 Les Paul, 20 years after its inception. Made in Kalamazoo, this is a K.M. (Kalamazoo Made) in Michigan, at the Original Gibson factory, and built by the old craftsmen on the original machinery that started Gibson’s legacy of being  world renowned.

The “Custom Made” plaque, which is  mounted  under the tail piece was only used during the very early first run of production for this very rare guitar, of which only about 1,500 were made and far fewer came with the “custom made” plaque. Adding to the rarity of this guitar.. this is Gibson’s’ short use of the open faced double-cream T-Top humbuckers. Due to lawsuits with DiMarzio, and patent rights issues, these pick ups were also used for a very short time.

All in all a well playing guitar that has been used, as can be seen from the natural relicing on the back of the guitar.