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Collector's Choice #10 1968 Les Paul "Scholz"

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If you've ever listened to the music of the legendary rock band, Boston, then you've already heard the latest Collector's Choice Les Paul. In its own right, this example of a 1968 Goldtop (now with the top stripped of the original finish to expose its maple top) is an amazing instrument; a nice "cheeky" neck, a flexible tone palate via Tom's preferred P-90 and Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup combination, and a patina that comes from a lifetime of extensive live and studio use. One of two in Tom Scholz's collection, this particular '68 Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe is the first "real" guitar Tom ever owned, acquired over 30 years ago and essential to his very unique sound and career.

As an accomplished sound engineer, MIT graduate, inventor and holder of dozens of electronic patents, Scholz, not surprisingly, has modified the original. At Tom's request, Gibson Custom has recreated it as he used it on the first Boston album, after the addition of the humbucking pickup and the removal of the original gold finish. Collector's Choice #10 represents the guitar whose tone turned heads when Boston first exploded onto the rock scene in 1976, with their inaugural album Boston. And of course, every curve, output measure, ding and scratch has been studied for accuracy by the Gibson Custom Shop, verified by Tom Scholz and brought to you in incredible detail.

Brand: Gibson Custom Shop
Model: Collector's Choice #10 1968 Les Paul "Scholz"
Finish Color: Antique Natural
Weight: 8.79 lbs
Top Wood: Plain Maple
Body Wood: 1-Piece Grade A Mahogany
Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany Neck
Neck Dimensions: .910 1st - .990 12th
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Rosewood
Inlays: Cellulose "Original Style" Trapezoids
Frets: 22
Pickups: P-90 (neck), Dimarzio Super Distortion (bridge)
Hardware : Nickel
Tuners: Schaller Keystone
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Case: Brown Custom Shop Hardshell
COA: Yes