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Neil Young has been considered one of the most influential singer / songwriters of his generation, co-founding Buffalo Springfield and part of Cosby, Stills & Nash, charting a 50-year course into the world of music, becoming synonymous for his association with one particular guitar - “Old Black”.

Starting life as a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, "Old Black" was given a rough re-finish in black and fitted with a Bigsby Vibrato and a Gibson Firebird Mini-Humbucker, micro-selector switch (for bypass or phase), a set of Schaller M6 Tuners, aluminium parts, a crude white 'pin-stripe' that didn't work out quite as well as intended and more!  Possibly the heaviest modified Les Paul in musical history - awesome.



Epiphone Les Paul 56’ Goldtop - P.O.A.


Produced using the classic Gibson Epiphone Les Paul 56’ Goldtop, the Deluxe Edition features Licensed Bigsby B70 Vibrato, Epiphone P90 and Firebird pickups, genuine Schaller M6 machineheads, choice of 'bypass' or 'phase switching' for the micro selector switch and all the classic “Old Black” specs including 'aluminium effect' parts - this really is an amazing guitar for the money.  Hardcase available to order.




Gibson USA Les Paul Studio Tribute - P.O.A.


Gibson's Studio Tribute series enables players to harness the raw power and performance delivered by a genuine Gibson guitar but without the price-tag.  Featuring Gibson P-90, Firebird Mini-Humbucker, USA Bigsby B7 Vibrato, genuine Schaller M6 machineheads and all the trimmings this is quite possibly our finest Supreme Edition to date, the Studio Tribute provides the ideal base for creating one of the most iconic Les Pauls in musical history.  Includes complimentary Hardcase.


Gibson USA Les Paul Classic - £2,999.00


By popular demand, our new Special Edition provides players with access to Gibson USA quality at a superior pricpoint, each Special Edition is crafted using a Gibson Les Paul Classic that is professionally re-finished with a proper 'Goldtop' before the guitar is then modified to the "Old Black" specifications - eliminating the costly backbone of a factory-finished Goldtop from the build enables us to pass that saving on to you while still delivering that effortless look and feel.  The new Goldtop refinish is professionally clear coated and sealed prior to any additional works, so she will also wear naturally through the Black over time, through to the Goldtop finish as she should!  Featuring Gibson P-90, Firebird Mini-Humbucker, USA Bigsby B7 Vibrato, genuine Schaller M6 machineheads, 'aluminium effect' parts and all the trimmings.  Includes complimentary Hardcase.




Gibson USA 50's Les Paul Goldtop - £3,899.00


The top of range, built to design attributes based upon Young’s original “Old Black”, once combined with the full compliment of modifications, this guitar represents one of the jewels in the crown of our Relic Series.  Includes complimentary Hardcase.



'VOS' & ‘Non-Relic’ Editions - P.O.A.


By popular demand, all of our Relic Series instruments are also available in 'Non-Relic' Editions, the same classic guitar presented with all accurate equipment and modifications (where applicable) but free of any ageing, relic-ing or simulated damage.  A must-have for guitar fans that just can't get into the 'Relic' vibe, we leave it to you to road-wear these babies!  Contact us for a quotation.


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