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Vintage 1970's Gibson Les Paul Triumph bass guitar. This guitar is a real pleasure to play and is stunning to look at. I just bought this bass; I'm only selling it because I am a guitarist and I already have a nice Epiphone Rivoli bass to fool around on. This is a great player's guitar! The neck is straight and very comfortable to hold, the action is low/medium without any buzzing, and the frets are in fair shape with plenty of life left on them.

This is perhaps Gibson's most versatile bass they have ever produced. Here's a link to all the specs about the bass: There's also more info from my previous post.

The guy I got it from did not know much about it; it was given to him years ago from his father and he stored it away. He never touched the bass and it was given to him in the present condition it is in.

The bass has some issues but has a ton of potential. It is in great working and playing condition in its current state. The Bass sounds great plugged in but could use a good interior cleaning. Some of the dials and switches are noisy. The output jack also needs to be replaced (easy fix) I'm going to try to replace it when I get a chance.  I think a good cleaning should make all the pots and everything working as good as new again. The pick guard must have broke in the past because the output jack is separated from the rest of the controls.

There aren't any major dents or scratches however, there are a few small cracks. This is very typical of this bass, many that I've seen have had cracks. There is a crack that runs horizontally on the back of the headstock as well as two thin cracks on both sides of the neck running down the fretboard from the nut to around the third fret. These cracks do not effect the playability or sound of the instrument. It stays in tune just fine but they could eventually pose a problem if they are not repaired. The tuners were replaced with made in Japan Gotoh tuners that were suppose to be fitted for an in row fender style headstock therefore, two of the tuners are upside down. I do not think new holes were made so it would be an easy to put original tuners back on.

The bridge looks to have also been replaced.  The bass was also refretted and refinished.  I'm not sure what the original color was, but I'm going to try to look inside one of the cavities to see if I can see anything.  I will also look at the pots to see if I can get an accurate date for this bass.  Please feel free to ask any questions or provide more info.  I want to hold on to it and fix it up but I'm not sure if I'll be able to find the time, so if the price is right I'll let it go.  Comes with original case.  Please feel free to make reasonable offers.  

Here's a couple of pictures but you can see more here:


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 01:36:08 PM »
The correct place for 'for sale' items is in the classifieds are of this site here
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