Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Strange Les Paul. What is it?
I just found a Les Paul-like Gibson in a secondhand store. It was indeed a strange beast:
Two humbuckers (zebra-style - two hight adjustment screws on the bass side, one on the treble side)
Headstock with "The Gibson Guitar Company" and "Made In USA" - screened, not inlayed. No headstock inlay. Doesn't say "Les Paul" anywhere.
Tuners looked to be new/replaced so no help there.
Elongated pickguard which held the controls.
This thing was in pretty beat up condition, selling for $999 Australian (about $500 US). I'm not thinking of buying it but it made me very curious, especially due to the unusual headstock logo (the "Gibson" looked normal but I've never seen one with all that other stuff on the headstock face like that). So is this thing real or a $200 Hondo doctored up by a sly seller?