SOLD! - 1993 Gibson Les Paul Custom Alpine White
Here's your chance to get a Gibson Les Paul Custom in Alpine White at a great price without any cracks or breaks!!
This is a great player 1993 Gibson Les Paul Custom in the coveted Alpine White finish that shows a lot of weather checking, craquelé and wear all over the body, neck and headstock.
So why is this not a 4.995 Euro guitar? Well, for one it weighs about 5,5Kg. Yup, that's right... Also it has some buckle rash on the back and the top needs buffing to get it glossy again as it looks scratched. The frets seem original but on the treble side of the fretboard a couple of "nibs" are missing at the edge of the frets. The tip on the back-treble side of the headstock has a touchup. The neck pickup was changed for another brand unknown humbucker that sounds great but isn't original. An additional Gibson 490R neck pickup is included in the sale, as is the original Gibson brown hardshell case with purple lining, an extra bridge made in Japan and the warranty card.
Now that is out of the way, lets get to the beans at stake. This is a beast. A killer axe. It's massive. And it sounds massive. If you want a player White LP Custom and you have just eaten a can of spinach: here's the one. It's from the good wood years as they say and as it has no breaks or cracks, this is a great catch.
The Alpine White Les Paul Custom is one of the most iconic guitars in rock history and it will always remind us at Randy Rhoads' 1974 Les Paul Custom. The guitar that Ozzy Osbourne wingman Randy Rhoads drove to stardom on the landmark albums Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman has probably been one of the most requested reissues 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.