(SOLD) Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded T Satin Ebony 2016
Gibson LP Studio, satin ebony finish, made in USA 2016. As a rule, LPs sound juicy and thick, but you've gotta be committed: they're heavy. This one, at 3.6kg, is lighter than the Strat I listed earlier today... heck, that's light as a feather in Les Land. It comes with a comfy slim 60s rounded neck and a slick satin finish, so it's an all-round agreeable sort that never feels like a wrestle to play. We've had a fair few black LPs through, but this finish, with the grain showing and it's tendency to wear around the edges nice and quickly, is extra fun. The tone on deck is straight outta the classic Gibson playbook: juicy and thick, heaps of growl, tight lows... yep, that'll work. It's a no nonsense kind of guitar, suitable for all sorts of noisy nonchalant nonsense should you feel inclined to inflict some riffs upon unsuspecting passers by.
Model: Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded T
Made: 2016, USA (serial 160037742)
Finish: faded ebony (black), satin nitro
Body: maple top, chambered mahogany body
Neck: mahogany with rosewood, slim 60s profile, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Mods: tuners replaced with basic locking set
Pickup: Gibson 490R/T humbucker x2
Case: Gibson padded gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor scuffs on the end and some scuffs around the posts on the front. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and some rub wear on the back only. The back has some dimples on the bottom horn, middle and elbow area. The sides have some dimples on the top horn near the strap button, scuffs and rub wear in the elbow area, a few dimples around the jack and some rub wear on the bottom horn. The front has dimples on the top horn and around the bridge, some rub wear in the elbow area and the usual 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. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks! Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.