My Gear », Les
Paul Deluxe, Hagstrom II, Ibanez SZ520
1973 Gibson LesPaul Deluxe "Humbucker" model
- Link to "Sand and Glass" - heavy, moody guitar Rock track I composed for a video game
(this features the pure, sweat classic TONES of a LesPaul)
- In 1968 Les Pauls returned - after a 6 year absense - The "Deluxe" - was among the "new" models offered. This model featured "mini-humbuckers", also known as "New York" humbuckers, and did not initially prove popular. The mini-humbucker pickup fit into the pre-carved P-90 pickup cavity, a feature which helped to standardize production.
the early 70's the only Les paul with full humbuckers was the LP custom.
Sam Ash Music Stores ordered a few Gibson Deluxes with full sized humbucker
and called them a Deluxe "Humbucker".
- During the "Norlin Era" in the '70s , Gibson Les Paul body designs were
greatly altered, most notably, the change to the neck volute. Because the Les
Paul had the reputation of having an easily broken neck joint, the volute strengthened
the neck where it joined the headstock to avert breakage. To further increase
the strength, the neck woods were changed from mahogany to a three-piece maple
design. The LP body was changed from a one piece mahogany with a maple top
into multiple slabs of mahogany with multiple pieced maple tops (also called
a "sandwich body').