This is a nice Gibson Les Paul Standard built in Nashville USA in 2005, finished in Tobacco Sunburst featuring a light flame. It is an easy playing Les Paul with a super comfortable neck, great tone, and a genuine Bigsby tailpiece.
The cream binding and rosewood fingerboard complement the finish and complete its colour palette perfectly. The slim C shape neck is very easy to move around. It is not one of the super slim 1960 style necks from the early 90s LP Classics. In the first position it feels slim like a 60's guitar, but it does have some taper to it as you move up towards the body and it gets much chunkier – but certainly not as big to be considered a 50s style neck. This one feels very comfy – not too thin, and not too fat - just right for most players.
Top: Carved maple top in Tobacco Sunburst gloss lacquer finish
Body: One piece mahogany
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
Nut width: 1.69"
Bridge: Nashville bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners: Kluson style Gibson Deluxe
Pickups: We believe these are Gibson USA BurstBuckers
Electronics: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Knobs: Gold Gibson top hat knobs x 4
Pickguard: Period-correct cream
Weight: 9.8 lbs
This Les Paul is a good one from 2004. It has been played, but really well looked after. It has some very light button indentations on the back, but the neck and top are very clean. The frets show little sign of wear. The neck is straight and the truss rod is functioning perfectly.
In 2000, Gibson's BurstBuckers captured the subtle variations in true humbucker tone with historically accurate "unmatched" bobbin windings and an Alnico II magnet. Two years later, in keeping with Gibson's long history of experimentation and innovation in pickup design, Gibson developed an Alnico V BurstBucker specifically for Les Paul Standards.
The Burstbucker pickups with Alnico V magnets produce the most authentic, vintage Les Paul tone of any previous Standard pickups. They produce more bite and a seductive ‘airy’ tone with both pickups on.
This LP Standard is a good, straight guitar almost 17 years old but not showing its age. Apart from the Bigsby it is in unchanged condition with no issues and a good, strong neck. A nice Gibson LP Standard with a professionally installed Bigsby tailpiece with lots of miles left on the clock.
Comes in original Gibson hard case with inner shroud in good condition.