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GIBSON INCORPORATED, NASHVILLE, 1981
GIBSON INCORPORATED, NASHVILLE, 1981
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GIBSON INCORPORATED, NASHVILLE, 1981

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, LES PAUL HERITAGE SERIES ELITE

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GIBSON INCORPORATED, NASHVILLE, 1981
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, LES PAUL HERITAGE SERIES ELITE
The headstock inlaid Gibson and silkscreen logo Les Paul MODEL, stamped to the reverse 82401624 MADE IN U.S.A. and 1063, “Tobacco“ sunburst finish, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed GIBSON LES PAUL '58 HERITAGE 1981 DUNCAN P90'S - STETSBAR #82401624 and SERIAL NO. DG1021; accompanied by the original Gibson Heritage Series registration card, a Gibson packing slip addressed to Phil Taylor c/o Pink Floyd Music and dated 2nd December 1981, a handwritten note on Gibson headed stationery from Pat Aldworth of Gibson’s Artist Relations Department, dated 5th December 1981, reading David, If this neck is still too meaty, please send some specific dimensions of exactly what you want and we will custom build it, and two color screenshots of David Gilmour playing this guitar at his Astoria studio in 2005
Length of back 17 1/8 in. (43.4 cm.)
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Purchased directly from Gibson Guitars in December 1981, this guitar was supplied with a custom shaped neck at the request of David Gilmour, after the first guitar sent by Gibson was returned when its neck profile did not suit Gilmour’s preferences. Gilmour used this guitar in the studio, most notably during 2005 recording sessions with keyboardist Richard Wright and bassist Guy Pratt at his Astoria houseboat studio for his third solo album On an Island.

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