The Gibson Les Paul Standard Raw Power Electric Guitar is the Les Paul in its natural organic state. It looks like the Gibson guys sanded it and applied a clear sealer, and that's it. Its unique appearance will appeal to those who like it natural. Features a gorgeous, bound, carved maple top on a mahogany body with a bound, rounded mahogany neck.
This is a first generation Les Paul Standard Raw Power. Reportedly only 200 were made as an exclusive run for Guitar Center & Musicians Friend in USA.
Carved maple top
One piece mahogany neck with 50's profile
Clear natural nitro finish
Bound top and fretboard
Trapezoid fretboard inlays
490R/498T humbucking pickups
Two volume and two tone knobs
22 medium jumbo frets on a rosewood fretboard.
Chrome plated hardware
This is not one of the second run of these Raw LPs which featured EMG pickups. And it is definitely NOT the later Studio series of the raw model which have very different features.
This is one of the original limited run of approx. 200 from 2000/2001 featuring Gibson’s great sounding 490 & 489 pickups.
Neck is straight, truss rod adjusts properly, all electronics work as they should. Frets are in good condition - some light wear only on the first 5 frets but with plenty of fret life left. Some very small dents on top but barely visible. Some light wear marks on the back which again, can hardly be seen. No structural damage, no modifications & no issues.
This Les Paul Standard is a natural born killer - looks great, plays great, sounds great. Quite light for a non chambered body at 9.6 lbs. Minimal finish-thin coat of clear nitro sealer only allows the tonewoods to speak loud and clear. Acoustic voice is lively and resonant.
A fine sounding guitar with a uniquely lean & mean appearance.
Comes in its original Gibson hard shell case in excellent condition.