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After much serious deliberation I have decided to sell my treasured refurbished genuine 1960 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty guitar Serial Number 09518 with OHSC. (This is NOT a reissued version}. I have owned this guitar from new in April 1961. After many years of use the guitar had serious play wear and the bridge pickup stopped working. I sent it to the highly renowned violin maker Gordon Zettwitz in Auckland. He made a magnificent job of refurbishing it, rearranged the pickups to put the bridge unit in the centre and rewired them to a typical 2 pickup configuration. Over the last 25 years it has hardly been used. It has some fret wear and minor buckle rash on the back but otherwise is in exceptional condition for its age. The auction includes a new 2016 Gibson 57 Classic Plus pickup and a new Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge as pictured. The new owner can decide whether or not to install them. The original leather strap, truss rod key and factory paperwork are included along with a copy of the 1960 Gibson Instrument catalogue. In April 2015 I had this guitar valued by Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. The Reserve Price has been calculated based on this valuation. Not much more I can say. This beauty has been part of my life for a very long time and holds many great memories. It will be very hard to let it go but time to move on. Pickup is Kapiti Coast Wellington or as arranged with the new owner. Thanks for viewing. Happy Bidding. Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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