Гитара, построенная в 1978 в ознаменование 25-ти лет существования модели Gibson Les Paul и 50-ти летней карьеры самого Лес Пола (Les Paul). Гитара в новом состоянии, как говорят американцы «under bad» (из-под кровати)!
Помимо основного восьмизначного номера на голове грифа, ниже, пробивался ещё и 4-х значный номер. Первые семь номеров были «поделяны» между руководством компании и Самим Лестером, а начиная с 8-го их начали продавать публике. Это - #0008.
Here is your opportunity to own a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Anniversary 25/50 in new shape. The neck is fast and straight and the action is low with no fret noise or buzz. The body and finish are in new shape. This is a great guitar for both the collector and the player. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of music and guitar history! This is a great guitar in new condition!!!
The 25/50 model was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Les Paul model (a year late, since 1977 was actually the 25th year), and the 50th anniversary of Les Paul's career in the music business.
The 25/50 model is a distinctive model in the Les Paul lineage for many reasons, including the unique and intricate pearl and abalone "25/50" headstock inlay design, creative use of silver and gold hardware combinations (e.g., the tuners are gold with silver buttons), abalone side dot marker inlays, beautiful flamed maple top, five piece flamed maple neck, split block parallelogram inlays (one of only two Les Paul production models to sport these inlays), large control cavity, gold truss rod cover inscribed with "Les Paul Anniversary", brass nut, and a coil tap mini-switch (one of the few production Les Pauls with a coil tap until the Jimmy Page Les Paul was introduced). In addition to the above unique features, the 25/50 had multi-ply binding on the front and back of the body and the front of the headstock, a volute, Nashville bridge with TP-6 fine tuning tailpiece, black speed knobs, Schaller style "Gibson" tuners, and Series VII pickups. These Series VII pickups were potted with a black, rubber-like material that fills the gold covers and makes these pickups virtually impossible to remove from their covers for repair.