NGD: 1977 Gibson Les Paul Pro

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  1. J_Euphoria

    J_Euphoria Member

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    Hey y'all! I got a special one here. I've been itching for a Les Paul with P90's. I was leaning on either getting a Junior or a Special; funny how I ended up not choosing either of them. The moment I stumbled upon this beauty, I knew that I had to have it.

    I've always gravitated toward the Norlin-era Les Pauls. I love how heavy they are! This one is a little lighter than my 1980 Standard, but not by much.

    It's all stock! The TP-6 Tailpiece is pretty sweet.

    [​IMG]IMG_5926 by J Euphoria, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_7329 by J Euphoria, on Flickr
    The P90 pickups kill! The bridge pickup growls, and the neck pickup howls.

    [​IMG]IMG_3284 by J Euphoria, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0587 by J Euphoria, on Flickr

    Thanks for checking it out! Cheers!:cheers2:
     
  2. hazmat7719

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    That is a sweet looking guitar! Are those tears of joy on the head stock in the last picture?
     
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  3. J_Euphoria

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    Haha Arizona is having a little drizzle this morning.
     
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    Wow, nice! That fretboard....:drool:
     
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  5. Neffco

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    Another pro, love it. I have a 76 in Ebony.
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Yeah, that fretboard!
    Holy Smokes!
    Looks like Ebony.
     
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    Beautiful congrats.
     
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  8. J_Euphoria

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    Thanks! Cheers!
     
  9. J_Euphoria

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    You’re right! It is ebony. I love the look of it.
     
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    That’s awesome! Does yours have the maple neck?
     
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    0DDAC688-AE0B-4C3A-A9F2-CF5163628E66.jpeg Yes it does. Ebony Fretboard as well. Almost 11# of rock.
     
  12. J_Euphoria

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    Looks beautiful! I have yet to own a black les Paul. Cheers!
     
  13. Neffco

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    The pros are a rare breed and yours is a more rare finish. They made more Ebony pros than any other. Seems like they should get a lot more love with the P90s but the cork sniffers don’t care for the upgraded neck valute. Yours should be a solid mahogany body where mine is a good ol pancake.
     
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    Does this guitar have a decal or stamped serial number?
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    I have tried two Pro's a long time ago and both weighed a ton!
    :D
     
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    You got it right on the nose! I love the neck volute, and you're absolutely right about the solid mahogany body. Cheers!
     
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    Stamped serial number.
     
  18. J_Euphoria

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    I don't doubt that! This LP pro has a pretty healthy weight. I would estimate it around 10.5 lbs!
     
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    there's nothing rare about Pros....that was most all that was produced in Nashville in 1975, ebony fret-boards were standard on them.

    That is a nice piece, congratulations.
     
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    They may not have been rare at the time but they don’t pop up for sale much anymore. Especially un molested.

    I played mine last night at the bar. Sustain for days. Kinda made my 2016 trad sound inferior.
     

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