SOLD! - 1979 Gibson 25/50 Anniversary Les Paul Custom Black
The Gibson Les Paul Custom 25/50 Anniversary was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Les Paul model (a bit late, since 1977 was actually the 25th year), and the 50th anniversary of Les Paul's career in the music business.
The 25/50 is a distinctive model in the Les Paul lineage for many reasons, including the unique and intricate pearl and abalone "25/50" headstock inlay design, creative use of silver and gold hardware combinations (e.g., the tuners are gold with silver buttons), abalone side dot marker inlays, beautiful flamed maple top, five piece flamed maple neck, split block parallelogram inlays (one of only two Les Paul production models to sport these inlays), large control cavity, gold truss rod cover inscribed with 'Les Paul Anniversary', brass nut, and a coil tap mini-switch (one of the few production Les Pauls with a coil tap until the Jimmy Page Les Paul was introduced). In addition to the above unique features, the 25/50 had multi-ply binding on the front and back of the body and the front of the headstock, a volute, Nashville bridge with TP-6 fine tuning tailpiece, black speed knobs, Schaller style 'Gibson' tuners, and Series VII pickups.
This example is in eally good condition and all original including the original hardshell case with red plush interior. Frets are worn but there is still some life left in these fretless wonders.