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Les Paul Standard 1953

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Kalamazoo 1953

Body Wood: Mahogany
Binding: Royalite White Binding
Top Wood: Carved Maple Cap 
Lacquer: Bronze Powder lacquer mix
Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut: Nylon (Molded)
Neck Angle: 1° (increased to 3° in late '53)
Headstock Logo: Pearl Inlay Gibson / "Les Paul Model" Gold Silkscreened
Serial: 3 xxxx
Binding: Cellulose Nitrate
Fretboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Inlay: Pearloid Trapezoid
Neck Lacquer: Natural Brown Stained / A few were  Gold lacquered.
Neck Top-Coat: Nitrocellulose
Neck Profile: Medium "C"
Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Scale: 24 3/4"
Radius: 12"
#Frets: 22
OG Fretwire: NS Narrow Frets
Trussrod: Standard Headstock
Bolt-On Type: Glued Set-Neck

Bridge Type: Stud-mounted Wraparound Tailpiece Bridge (Thin Ear)
Tailpiece: None
Saddle: None
Tuners: Kluson Unbranded / Single Ring Keystone Buttons

Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs (Tenite Butyrate Plastic)
Back Covers: Burgundy Plastic
Switch Plate: White Plastic
Trussrod Cover: White Plastic with Black Top-Ply

Switch: 3-Way Switchcraft / White Tip
Pickup Config: SS
Wiring: Vintage Wiring
Capacitor: Grey Tiger 0.2mfd PIO Caps
Pots: 500k Centralab
Neck Pickup: P90 Single-Coil (8.50k +/-)
Bridge Pickup: P90 Single-Coil (8.50k +/-)

Case: Top Curved Lid Hardcase w/ Pink Lining

Noticeable Changes:
- Neck is angled to 3°. 2 Degrees more.
- Trapeze Tailpiece is changed out for a simple Wrap Around stud mounted bridge.
- Shorter Speed Knobs
- Switch plate for the 3-way is added
- Bigsby Equipped Models Offered as well from this year and forward

Les Paul Standard 1953


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