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 Post subject: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Black
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:43 am 
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I have owned this guitar for over 30 years. I found it in a pawn shop in 1980 and it has been in my possession since. A 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Black Beauty. It happens to be one produced in the batch that Gibson made with brass nuts. In the metal '80's I installed a rare bolt on version Washburn tremolo made for the Les Paul. No holes drilled in this vintage guitar. Rarely used, mostly in storage for all these years. Minimal wear, collector condition. The sound through a marshall stack is indescribable - from thick vintage Les Paul to piercing highs and soaring wails. This thing absolutely rocks. Original case. Time has now come to let my axe go. $2500.00 Firm. Thanks.

I saw Randy play less than two weeks from his passing. Me and my girlfriend were at the D.O.A.M. concert and there was Randy playing his black triple pickup Les Paul like the one I had. It was so cool - Randy glancing up at us and playing toward us - he made it so personal. I feel fortunate to have seen him play and to have felt his spirit first hand through his playing. (I've missplaced the ticket stub but I might can find it).

(Ace Frehley used the same Washburn tremolo on his black triple pickup).


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Bla
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:17 pm 
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3/2/1982 wrote:
I saw Randy play less than two weeks from his passing. Me and my girlfriend were at the D.O.A.M. concert and there was Randy playing his black triple pickup Les Paul like the one I had. It was so cool - Randy glancing up at us and playing toward us - he made it so personal. I feel fortunate to have seen him play and to have felt his spirit first hand through his playing. (I've missplaced the ticket stub but I might can find it).



Very interesting. This is the first I've heard of Randy playing his Black Beauty live.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Bla
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:11 am 
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Paul Wolfe wrote:
3/2/1982 wrote:
I saw Randy play less than two weeks from his passing. Me and my girlfriend were at the D.O.A.M. concert and there was Randy playing his black triple pickup Les Paul like the one I had. It was so cool - Randy glancing up at us and playing toward us - he made it so personal. I feel fortunate to have seen him play and to have felt his spirit first hand through his playing. (I've missplaced the ticket stub but I might can find it).



Very interesting. This is the first I've heard of Randy playing his Black Beauty live.



Me too... There would be pics that's for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Bla
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:36 pm 
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sik_kreations wrote:
Me too... There would be pics that's for sure.


Not necessarily. If he used it on last few shows or if it was used as a spare when strings broke on the white one, then it's very possible no pictures would exist. There are very few pics of the black Jackson being played live...


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Bla
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Paul Wolfe wrote:
sik_kreations wrote:
Me too... There would be pics that's for sure.


Not necessarily. If he used it on last few shows or if it was used as a spare when strings broke on the white one, then it's very possible no pictures would exist. There are very few pics of the black Jackson being played live...


Only cuz he used it for flying high again.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Bla
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:17 am 
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sik_kreations wrote:
Paul Wolfe wrote:
sik_kreations wrote:
Me too... There would be pics that's for sure.


Not necessarily. If he used it on last few shows or if it was used as a spare when strings broke on the white one, then it's very possible no pictures would exist. There are very few pics of the black Jackson being played live...


Only cuz he used it for flying high again.



Not sure I follow you... are you saying there are pics of the black Jackson because it was used in Flying High Again?


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom Triple Pickup Bla
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:01 pm 
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That could be a possibility that Randy used the black beauty in concert. It is still owned by the family and was photographed for the RR Klein, Rosen book. So if he still had it in his arsenal of guitars when he died he may of used it live. The Gibson 12 string was another guitar that was simply forgoting about until it was discussed and the info proved that it was used for recording during the Blizzard album recordings. That guitar must of been sold at a later date along with his white gibson sg.


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