An advertisement for a short-lived limited edition model to celebrate 30 years of Les Paul's work with Gibson guitars
The shape of '52 that shattered all the molds; the classic gold top, The bridge that perfected intonation; the pickups that inspired a new sound. 30 years of the electric guitar in the electric guitar that made history.
This advertisement also appeared as a single sheet flyer in 1982 with fold out panels including the models specifications.
Whilst this guitar replicates many of the original features of the '52 Les Paul (gold top, mahogany neck, SP1 peghead with 17° headstock angle, it also borrows some from the classic '58 (stop tailpiece and separate tune-o-matic bridge, original style PAF humbuckers).
One finishing touch is the special "30th Anniversary" inlay at the 19th fret.
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