Nearly new quality guitar from the Gibson stable, a great looking Vermilion Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard model. Great guitar with a flame type top on it. Although it’s a near new guitar it appear to be a quality build. Not unlike the so called good wood era models when Gibson guitars were apparently made to a high standard. This guitar has seen no use at all and has nearly no marks to body and is therefore in great condition. Even the pick-guard was not fitted and no drill holes are present on the body. The overall playability is superb and the guitar has a cool look about it. Set up nice and low it plays like butter. Lives in its tan coloured case.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard stands as one of the most widely played and recognisable guitars ever. First marketed as the Les Paul model in 1952, the Les Paul evolved in the ’50s until the design was replaced by the SG in late 1960/1. Up until 1958, the Les Paul models sported a gold metallic finish, and guitars from this era are collectively referred to as Goldtops. Goldtop Les Pauls are becoming sought after and prized by collectors, and each production year showcases the innovations made by Gibson throughout the decade. This model is quite basic, and has the wraparound stud tail piece that proved more sturdy than the trapeze tailpiece that came with the early 1952 models. This wrap job is called a combination stud bridge/tailpiece, and was commonly used by end of 1953. Not long after this, the separate bridge/tailpiece was introduced that overtook the use of the wraparound. The LPs with a trapeze tailpiece are considered less desirable to collectors. The guitar sports a Single cutaway solid-body, Mahogany, Maple top, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard. Two single-coil P90 pickups, trapezoid inlays, Kluson tuners, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, bound fingerboard, stud bridge/tailpiece.