Gibson Les Paul Recording ( 1971 -1980 )
In 1969 gibson introduced 2 guitars with low impedance pickups these gibson guitars were called the gibson les paul professional and the gibson les paul personal .
Although the idea sounded great these guitars were short lived and off the market after 2 years in production , in 1971 gibson introduced the gibson les paul recording with higher expectations ,
the gibson les paul recording had integral transformers to make the output impedance compatible with normal high impedance amps, they had a single cutaway bound mahogany body , two slanted low impedance pickups with gibson logo on covers ( see pic ), rosewood fingerboards ,
2 high low impedance selector switches , bound peghead with diamond logo inlays and were made in various colors ( most early models 71-75 were made in walnut finishes )
the gibson les paul recording guitars were fairly succesful and led to the making of the gibson les paul signature and the gibson triumph bass in 1973 .
However these guitars never became household names like the deluxe , standard and the custom , they are known as techie guitars meaning you can get some great sounds but there can be lots of tweaking involved between the amp and guitar,
the gibson les paul recording guitars are considered vintage and somewhat historical gibson guitars but not very popular amongst players ,they were discontinued in 1980 . ( pictures courtesy of ebay )
Vintage Guitar Price Value For 2007 :
1971 - 1980 > $1700 to $2000
Avg Upward Trend Of 9% a Year since 2000
These guitars went up in price considerably since last year and they are getting harder to find , I remember a couple of years back I would see quite a few on ebay , you can still find gibson les paul recording guitars for sale on ebay but not on a regular basis .
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