The sales of the Gibson Les Paul going significantly down, Gibson reacted in proposing a guitar having a reduced production cost. At the same moment they stopped the Les Paul Custom, which had been launched in 1954 in parallel of the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. Introduced in 1961 as the new Gibson Les Paul, this flat-topped mahogany body double cutaway guitar was not of Les Paul’s taste and he asked to remove his name from that guitar line. So by 1963 this request was finally honoured and the nameplate changed.
This is probably the most distinctive guitar in Luxembourg rock history. Bought by Willy Pultz, a well known guitar player in Luxembourg (We Feel, Luke Hass, Leslie Kent, ...) and internationally (Dah (Yugoslav/Belgian progressive rock band), ...), this guitar was his main guitar through his musical career and was extensively used in recordings and live. The only modifications done were that a bridge fixation was put on the guitar to remove the vibrato tailpiece in recording and essentially live situations where it caused to much detuning of the cords.
Here are two clips where Willy was paying rhythm guitar for the late Leslie Kent (Guy Theisen) using this guitar during a revival We Feel concert in 1982:
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