having “Les Paul MODEL” in gold decal at the center of the black overlain headplate under the white pearl inlaid postwar script “Gibson” logo, having the thinly white bordered black bell-shaped truss rod cover held in place by two roundhead Phillips screws. It has six rectangular sealed-back replicas of Kluson tuners stamped “Gibson Deluxe” with the single oil hole, each having a tulip shaped pearloid button and a long-ish shaft. The back of the neck, except for the two headstock ears, is one piece of mahogany; the back of the guitar is likewise mahogany and the top of course is maple. The serial number is 9 digits and pressure-stamped into the wood. This guitar never had a pickguard – there are no holes for one having been on it. Our best guess is that this is a “Les Paul Standard Plus” since it has nice grain in the top wood.
This guitar comes with crème colored plastic neck and top binding. The three-way toggle switch in the upper bass bout has the matching crème colored frame around it bearing the words “Rhythm/Treble,” Each of its nickel-plated cover humbucking pickups has a crème plastic surround; the square jack plate is likewise crème plastic; the bridge is tune-o-matic and the stop tailpiece is, as well, nickel- or chrome plated. Four gold plastic high-hat rotary knobs reside in the lower treble bout. A nickel-plated strap button depends from the upper bass side near the neck and there is a matching button at the bottom side.