- Mar 3, 2008
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Here's my 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Basalt Blue/Blue Sparkle!View attachment 436081View attachment 436082View attachment 436084View attachment 436083View attachment 436085
Crushing on this. Wow! Stunner!
I don't know if you hav seen these videos on youtube?
I have a friend of mine who worked for Gibson as a historian for over 30 years. He has all the books and knows all the history....
My guitar is an early 1975, made at the Kalamazoo factory....
Have a great day/M
The first Les Paul I ever saw in person was one of these.....was in the window of a TV,Hi-Fi and Music store in 1975 in Nor.CA...I didn't start playing until about 3 years later....all I remember thinking was....."damn, those are SO COOL....!!"
The Blue Sparkle is BASALT BLUE They were made between 1975-1977. Gibson called them BB.Yeah, not the holy grail, but I am sure that got video "clicks"....don't forget Austin has a BUSINESS.
I have seen these videos before......
so, has your guy at Gibson got any factory info that says "basalt blue" for these?
Not the Guitar center reissues that Trog speaks of, but the original ones.
It's a Deluxe from 1975, nothing special! Just a Les Paul Deluxe!The finish might be rare..... the model isn’t.
Color doesn’t make a guitar sound fantastic.... and mini-humbuckers are still not more popular than full size humbucker....
10k is stupid.....
That being said I still like it.....
The Deluxe has been produced since 1969 and by the mid seventies it was in peak production..... not rare at all.....(well maybe rare outside the US)..... what is rare are unmolested examples.... with THAT being said there have been closet kept examples popping up all the time.... to be quite honest there’s nothing really deluxe about a Deluxe...It's a Deluxe from 1975, nothing special! Just a Les Paul Deluxe!
That being said, It's a rare fiddle. Color has nothing to do with the sound. Plain and simple....
I like it and it sounds exactly like it did when i grew up.
The top has some interesting figuring......... tho what a shame.