Les Paul Recording

Gibson introduced the Les Paul Recording in 1971 and discontinued it in 1980. A LP Recording with exactly the same finish/pick up colour as that was issued in 1977.

This Stagg is a direct copy down to exact placement of switching, pick guard,body finish and pick up cover/dimensions.

2 oblong low-impedance pickups, 4 knobs (volume, treble, bass, "decade" tone control) and pickup selectro on control plate, high/low impedance selector switch, and 2-way phase control on control plate.



This is a 1970s Les Paul type Stagg that was originally purchased in Australia. It seems to have no external markings anywhere except for the "Stagg" decal. The wood has a very nice and rich color.

It weighs around 3.5 kilograms (7.7 pounds). The Fretboard is rosewood and the body is mostly hollow ply with blocks under the bridge. The fret markers seem to be plastic imitation mother of pearl and the headstock inlay is mother of pearl.

The pickups are 1974 Nishin Onpa (Maxon) as found on Greco and Ibanez guitars of that period. The pickup serial numbers suggest a manufacture date of June 1974 but of course the guitar may have been assembled after that date.









Year: 1977 or earlier