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What kind of Les Paul is this? Very thick Binding


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Dear Forum,

I am wondering if you can help me identify what kind or year of Les Paul this is. It is a sunburst les paul style guitar. It looks like a Gibson, but the binding is extremely thick. And there is no selector switch at the top.

This is from Rod Stewarts 1977 'Hot Legs' video.


I appreciate the help.




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It is a Gibson L-5S, an all-maple solidbody. There are 2 or 3 variants of this guitar; the earliest ones had low-impedance pups and a trapeze tailpiece, then the pups were changed to hbs and finally a stop tailpiece replaced the trapeze.

Now very desirable and expensive! The most recent variation is the Ronnie Wood L-5S.




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