1952 Gibson Les Paul

Background: The first year for the Les Paul. 1952 and early 1953 models had a tailpiece and shallower neck angle. This is an all original guitar, down to every bit of electronics. It was never abused but clearly well-played.

Restoration: Minimal work was performed to maintain the instrument’s originality. Dirt and grime were carefully removed, as this was a player’s guitar. Binding had shrunk in places. The nut was original but broken above the low-E string, which was rebuilt rather than replaced. All electronics were cleaned. One tuner was carefully repaired. Several fretboard trapezoid inlays were re-installed.