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1978 Gibson Les Paul Pro Deluxe
The Deluxe was among the "new" 1968 Les Pauls. This model featured
"mini-humbuckers", also known as "New York" humbuckers,
and did not initially prove popular. The mini-humbucker pickup fit into
the pre-carved P-90 pickup cavity using an adaptor ring developed by Gibson
(actually just a cut-out P90 pickup cover) in order to use a supply of Epiphone
mini-humbuckers left over from when Gibson moved Epiphone production to
Japan. The DeLuxe was introduced in late 1968 and helped to standardize
production among Gibson's U.S.-built Les Pauls. The first incarnation of
the Deluxe featured a one-piece body and slim three-piece neck in late 1968.
The "pancake" body (thin layer of maple on top of two layers of
Honduran mahogany) came later in 1969. In late 1969, a small "volute"
was added. 1969 Deluxes feature the Gibson logo devoid of the dot over the
"i" in Gibson. By late 1969/early 1970, the dot over the "i"
had returned, plus a "Made In USA" stamp on the back of the headstock.
The Deluxe could be special ordered with full-size Humbucker T-Top pickups,
these full size versions of the Deluxe were "Standard" spec. They
were also available with "Gibson" embossed pickups in 1972 only;
these are considered rare, as only 9 were produced. David Bowie can be seen
playing one of the 1972 "Standards" in his 1972 release Jean Genie
video. By 1975, the neck construction was changed from mahogany to maple,
until the early 1980s, when the construction was returned to mahogany. The
body changed back to solid mahogany from the pancake design in late 1976
or early 1977. Interest in this particular Les Paul model was so low that
in 1985, Gibson canceled the line. However, in 2005, the Deluxe was re-introduced
with more popularity because of its association with Pete Townshend, and
In 1978, the Les Paul Pro Deluxe was introduced. This guitar featured P-90
pickups instead of the "mini-humbuckers" of the Deluxe model,
an ebony fingerboard, maple neck, mahogany body and chrome hardware. It
came in Ebony, Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst or Gold finishes. Interestingly,
it was first launched in Europe, rather than the United States. It was discontinued
in 1983. Part of Matt's Collection!