1982 Gibson Prototype 001

For my birthday last weekend, I spent the day at The Met and found this Gibson Les Paul prototype on display. Thought I’d share for those enthusiasts who might appreciate it.

I failed to photograph it, but it also had two input jacks? Please excuse my ignorance but I’m a newbie with electric guitars and don’t know if that’s common hardware on a Gibson Les Paul.


Thanks for the share, Sean, most interesting and lovely pictures. I can’t help on the two input jacks.

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Here’s a bit of insight into what it was and what it did, this is a production model that was made to more or less the same specifications: A Guide to the Recording Model | 2013 Gibson Les Paul Recording II "Reissue" Review, History + Demo - YouTube

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Looks like an interesting day. Thanks for sharing.

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