Gibson '83 Les Paul Custom Alpine White #83003506 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

An 80's Les Paul custom with crank tuners, and a slim neck!


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Weight: 10.35 lbs

Condition: Used, Good (significant finish checking and dings, 3/4" piece of finish missing on bottom, finish discoloration on front and back) 

"I can safely say that I have never played anything like this Gibson before. I bonded with it instantly and it has earned a spot in my memory bank of 'most inspiring guitars'. I was impressed with and immersed in the experience of playing it and it called to mind all of my favorite music whether it was heavy 80's metal riffs or southern blues rock - the guitar brought the music to my fingertips and not the other way around.

It's been assessed by the previous owner's luthier and our own to ensure a fantastic playing and great sounding machine. The fretwork is astounding and it feels like butter in your left hand. From fast legato lines to tapping to hybrid picking to heavy alternate picking, this beast is ready for blistering leads or heavy rhythm playing. However, it also has a sweeter/sensitive side and is perfect for crooning pedal steel lines or soft jazz comping. It's also perfect for expressive bending -  I was finding in between notes and vibrato techniques I had never experienced before. 

It's definitely a little banged up, but for the age of this guitar, it's been well taken care of in my opinion. It's been played but that means it's alive and ready for more."

- Mike 

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flame top sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solid body acoustic guitar.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: Les Paul Custom

Serial: 83003606

Year: 1983

Weight: 10.35 lbs

Body Material: Mahogany

Top Material: Maple

Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Color: Alpine White

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Shape: 

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 

Fingerboard Inlay: Abalone Block

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1 7/16"

Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic Gold

Tuners: Gibson Tuners w/Tuner Cranks

Number of Pickups: 2

Neck Pickup: 

Bridge Pickup: 

Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Selector

Case: Hardshell