Gibson 1979 Les Paul KM Antique Sunburst
Gibson's shift from their original store in Kalamazoo, MI to their current location in Nashville started in 1976 and lasted eight years, until 1984. Consequently, much of the production of Gibson's numerous models of instruments was split between the two factories, leading to some anomalies in production like:
The Les Paul Kalamazoo. Originally designed to appeal to Southern rockers as a pseudo 1959 reissue, the Les Paul KM was made in a limited run of approximately 1,500 guitars, with the design changing slightly over time. This one sits right in the middle of the first half of production, lacking the 'Custom Made' plaque the very earliest examples sported.
This guitar has all cream open coil Gibson "T-Top" humbuckers, a rarity, since later that year DiMarzio would sue Gibson for copyright infringement over the use of the double cream design, and soon after Gibson would switch to their iconic black and white humbucker.
This guitar is in almost all original condition, save a single Volume pot, which had to be replaced. There are minor finish marks, as to be expected with a guitar from 1979, but the original tobacco sunburst finish is in great condition. Weighs in at 10 lbs. Serial #72399035, comes with the original hard shell case