SOLD! - 1962 Gibson Les Paul Custom SG Polaris White Sideways Vibrola
This is a very nice '62 Gibson Les Paul Custom that weighs just a little over 3.5Kg and is all original apart from the bridge and a set of real sweet vintage sounding Aged Seymour Duncan Antiquity PAF spec pickups. Has had a fresh refret and setup so you can get it going for another 60 years!
The guitar shows very cool wear all over the body and neck but there are no cracks, breaks or repairs. There is a long superficial surface line on the back of the neck (comes with our Shop's warranty) which does not flex or move so it seems to be in the finish only as the thick 60's finish on these tend to crack along the wood grain and bindings. The Polaris White finish is all original as well with some wear, checking and a touchup on the top side of the body. Original black pebble case with gold yellow plush lining included.
1962 Gibson Guitars - Amplifiers catalog, p.10
"Players call it the "Fretless Wonder" for its extremely low frets and fast action. Now it's more wonderful than ever with new body design and new features. Ultra thin, hand contoured, delicately balanced, it adjusts into a natural comfortable playing position for any guitarist, with or without strap. With three humbucking adjustable pickups, Tune-O-Matic bridge, and the new Vibrato (operates in direction of pick stroke; swings out of way for rhythm playing) with increased power, greater sustain, and a clear resonant sparkling tone, the "Custom" provides the widest range of tonal colorings and effects. Three-way toggle switch provides a unique method of tone mixing; top position selects top pickup for rhythm; center position activates center and lower pickups simultaneously for extreme highs and special effects; lower position operates lower pickup for playing lead. Finished in gleaming white for smart contrast with gold-plated metal parts."
And the price in 1962? "$425.00 for the LP/SG and $47.50 for the Faultless gold plush-lined case."