Gibson Les Paul 70s Deluxe Reissue
Gibson has reissued their classic from the 1970s with the brand new Les Paul 70s Deluxe with its traditional mini-humbuckers. The new 70s Deluxe is available in two finishes, the Cherry Sunburst and also the Gold Top, in line with the Norlin era originals.
The new 70 Deluxe began to appear on the websites of online sellers of musical instruments.
Les Paul 70s Deluxe: Vintage correct specs?
Many of the specs are in line with the original Deluxe. The new model features a mahogany body without weight relief and a bound maple top. The bound mahogany neck with a rounded C profile. Additionally, it features an Indian rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets.
So far, all the classic Les Paul specs. But it doesn’t match the ’70s scrolled maple necks that some of the later’ 70s had as standard. On the other hand, nothing is mentioned about the “pancake” bodies.
In addition, there are details that we can also call subtle improvements, which the originals of the Norlin era did not have. These include Orange Drop condensers and a Graph Tech nut.
The controls are the classic independent volume and tone for each of the mini-humbucker pickups. The same as vintage type knobs.
Les Paul Norlin original vs reissue
There are many people very critical of the 70s, and certainly with good reason. However, it is worth clarifying that many things were seen as product or process improvements. Keep in mind that in those years, the entire industry had to adapt to higher volumes and competition from low-priced Asian guitars.
Therefore, this new model may mean for many a better product than the original. It would be reasonable to expect more consistent quality control than the Gibson had in the ’70s. Gibson was widely questioned for producing guitars with quality control issues. This made the Norlin era the darkest era of the world’s most traditional guitar maker.
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 70s: Price
The new Gibson Les Paul Deluxe reissue from the 1970s is listed in large online musical instrument retailers for $ 2,499. The striking thing is that the price is similar to the value of the originals.
Tell us, would you buy a reissue or would you rather buy an original Gibson Les Paul Deluxe from the 70s?
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