A beauty in Cherry Sunburst finish and after 41+ years the color is as vibrant as new with no fading and only a few finish check lines. Overall very nice vintage condition with normal light signs of wear but no breaks, wood cracks, or other boo-boo's.
The Deluxe was identical to the Standard except the Deluxe, instead of PAF-style humbuckers, featured mini-humbuckers. This one has the Gibson/Kahler tremolo installed which looks perfect. For the small percentage of players who are looking for a tremolo model Les Paul, this is a real find as Kahler-equipped models are few and far between, especially on early 70's Deluxes. All electronics are original with original solder, original caps, and pots dated in late '73, original double-ring Gibson/Klusons are in great shape, decal - binding - inlays are all clean.
Mahogany back is one-piece mahogany, although it's the "sandwich" body from this era, with two slabs of Mahogany separated by a thin layer of maple. The sandwich appearance isn't nearly as noticeable as on many others I've seen and, especially from the bass side, it almost looks like a single slab .
Excellent setup and a nice example of an early 70's Deluxe. The mini-humbuckers are preferred by some as being more articulate than PAF style and are just as quiet and fairly beefy, without the muddiness on the bottom end. Other than the tremolo, this guitar is 100% original, save the plastic output jackplate which are inevitably cracked and replaced on nearly all Gibsons of this age.