Incoming....78 Les Paul Custom

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    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Oh, yeah! That's better!:applause::cheers:
     
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    Killer Guitar! That's like time capsule condition! I have the same year/color but mine is battle scarred!
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Super nice! Congrats man man
     
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    IMG_1041.JPG IMG_1040.JPG I am in awe on how mint this guitar is for being a 1978.I own a bunch of high end guitars but this LPC just has something none of my other guitars have.This one has quickly turned into my #1.
     
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    There were no fretless wonder type frets on 78 Customs. These definitely disappeared in early 1975. Frets on 78 Customs were much wider than original fretless wonder frets.
     
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    I thought the same thing but that's the story I got from him on the Refret.It baffles me on the refret because the guitar is in such mint condition I'm sure it didn't need to have them done but it is what it is it plays fantastic.
     
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    I believe the frets were probably low and wide and many people don't like them and replaced them with higher frets. My 79 Explorer had the low ones, I bet these frets were the same originally.
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Holy crap, thats a real stunner you got there ! Congratulations !
    Certainly one of the most mint looking customs from that age I have seen, wow.
    Love the burst as well, beautiful.

    A custom does just have that special something, doesn't it ?
     
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    Congratulations!!!

    My last LPC was just over a year ago, and like yours was a '78 and in fantastic condition and very clean. It's getting harder to find them in such great condition and at a good price.

    Enjoy that awesome LPC!
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    The more I play this LPC the more I want to play it! I need more Norlin's!
     
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    lol.......myself!
     
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    congrats great looking !!!!!!!
     
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    That's quit a looker OP! Nice score!
     
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    Gorgeous shape and burst!!
     
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    I can understand that, those frets can be difficult.

    Although there's a misconception about the "fretless wonder" frets. I was around and playing Les Pauls back in those days. Fretless Wonder Customs were only made for a few years, early to mid 70s as I remember it. By the late 70s the frets on Customs were low and wide but NOT the Fretless Wonder frets. Fretless Wonder frets are very, very low and very skinny. The frets used later in the 70s, (that are often confused with Fretless Wonder frets), were low and WIDE jumbo frets, but nowhere near as low.... and much, much wider than FW frets.

    Bending notes on the late 70s LPs can be a chore....but full step or more bending on FW frets is nearly impossible. This Custom most likely did NOT have FW frets, more likely the low, wide jumbo ftets that Gibson continued to use into the early and mid to late 80s.
     
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