(SOLD) Gibson Les Paul Standard Honeyburst 2000
Gibson Les Paul Standard, honeyburst, made in USA 2000. That honey finish is so... sweet. The LP Standard is right up there with the most iconic guitars ever made, and this is a fitting little slice of that legacy. Gibson stuff from this era was built with a lot of care and attention, and you can feel the love that went into it when you hold it. The neck is a moderately slim profile and features some very pretty mahogany with a tight, dark grain pattern. The back is similarly pretty, the mahogany is obviously some pretty premium stuff. I'm a fan of a good plain maple top, and this one has some understated classy lines that bring out the nuance of the honeyburst perfectly. Plugged in, there's no shortage of beef. The neck pickup is thick and full with a generous low end and a punchy attack. The bridge pickup has plenty of output and loves getting your amp all worked up to a creamy, smooth overdrive. This is in great shape for guitar that's a couple of decades old and will surely reward one blessed player with hundred more hours of thick, juicy good times.
Model: Gibson Les Paul Standard
Made: 2000, USA (serial 02260343)
Finish: honeyburst, gloss nitro
Body: maple top, chambered mahogany body
Neck: mahogany with rosewood board, slim 60s profile, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Pickup: Gibson 498R/T humbucker x2
Case: non-original hard case, good quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread light dimples, surface scratches and minor scuffs but no major marks. The sides have a few dimples from the elbow area around to near the jack, as well as some light scuffs on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples near the knobs, on the back edge and in the elbow area as well as some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working. The frets have some minor wear but are pretty even with no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks! Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.