(SOLD) Gibson Les Paul Studio Gothic 2000
Gibson LP Gothic, black (of course), made in USA 2000. This here is the first iteration of Gibson's gloomy-but-awesome Gothic series. The idea is pretty simple: Les Paul Studio, but with black hardware, an ebony board with a quirky little moon and star inlay and a satin black finish. It's mean as heck: the thing has a grim swagger, like Jon Snow starting broodily into the middle distance. The neck is pretty slim and the body is pretty light; it's pretty slick and quick in the hands and doesn't make you work too hard. The pickups have been changed but they work just fine: the neck is dark and warm and the bridge has a hearty midrange kick, perfect for rudely awakening a dirty amp in the morning. This comes with the original case, but the case is... pretty munted. Anyway! Hope you've still got some black eyeliner in the drawer.
Model: Gibson Les Paul Studio Gothic
Made: USA, 2000
Finish: black, satin nitro
Body: mahogany, maple cap, chambered
Neck: mahogany, ebony fretboard, 24.75" scale, 12" radius, slim 60s profile
Mods: pickups replaced, pickguard removed and missing
Pickups: unbranded PAF style with black plastic covers
Accessories: original hard case, very poor condition
Cosmetic condition notes: the headstock has some minor scuffs on the end and edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and scuffs on the back only. The back has minor scuffs around the whole body, as well as some surface scratches on the switch cover and the middle of the body, dents around the electronics cavity and elbow area and some rub wear on the back, top and bottom edges. The sides have minor rub wear and scuffs around the whole body, as well as some dimples in the elbow area and some dents near the jack. The front has widespread light scuffs, rub wear in the elbow area, dimples along the back edge, around the tailpiece and near the knobs, and some play wear on the horns. The guard is missing.
Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.
Fret Life: 7/10, minor wear only