SOLD! - 1974 Gibson 20th Anniversary Les Paul Custom Alpine White Randy Rhoads
Up for sale is an über cool 4.5Kg all original 20th Anniversary 1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom
It is in beautiful worn and played condition with the original Alpine White finish faded to an über cool egg yellow and the original patent number stamped Humbuckers, pots (dated 1377430 week 30 1974), electronics with untouched solder, bridge, tailpiece, plastics, knobs etc. Includes the original Gibson case with purple lining. The guitar has a lot of playwear all over and several dings, dongs, marks, checking and a touchup/repair to the right top wing of the headstock. Tuners were once replaced but the originals are back on. No breaks, cracks whatsoever. Solid player with low action!
Randy Rhoads' 1974 Les Paul Custom is one of the most iconic guitars in rock history. The guitar that drove him to stardom on the landmark Ozzy Osbourne albums Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary of a Madman has been one of the most requested re-issues ever.
With an impressive two songs in the Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time ("Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley") and a legion of fans still worshiping his unparalleled shredding abilities 37 years after his blazing career was cut short, Randy Rhoads is firmly established as one of the brightest stars in the metal-guitar heavens. After forming Quiet Riot while still in his teens, Rhoads stepped up his game when Ozzy Osborne asked him to audition for his own band in 1979. Along came Rhoads, a practice amp in one hand and his beloved 1974 Les Paul Custom in the other, and before the young guitarist had even finished his warm-up licks, Osborne told him "you've got the gig!" What followed was an amazing ascent, but a too-swift ending, which earned Randy Rhoads a unique place in rock history.
There's an instant set of tones that comes to mind when considering a Les Paul Custom, and this 45 year old example truly delivers on the promise of one of Gibson's most lauded creations with an articulate, harmonic rich sound. This guitar can shift from searing, snappy treble in the bridge position to a balanced, clear, and rich neck pickup. The basis for these lovely tones is the big solid mahogany body, carved maple top and the original Gibson patent number stamped Humbucking pickups. It delivers sweet top end, midrange detail, and great clarity. It is all you need to become an instant rock star. And a bit of talent maybe... ;-)