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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Honeyburst, 2013

Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Honeyburst, 2013

First appearing in 1983, the Gibson Les Paul Studio has been built in a range of variations though all aim to deliver a real Les Paul experience but at a lower price point. The price savings mostly come from two labour intensive areas. First, most Studios have thinner finishes and not all are gloss. This reduces the time spent in the finish room which can take weeks for a full gloss.

Used
Price: $1350 CAD
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Gibson PB3 Plectrum Banjo, 1927

Gibson PB3 Plectrum Banjo, 1927

Built largely with Maple, the Gibson PB3 used solid Maple for the neck and pot, and Laminate Maple, stained Mahogany, for the Resonator. The fingerboard is Rosewood – and at the time, even though this was an ‘entry level’ instrument, that meant Brazilian Rosewood. The classic inlay set is executed in Mother of Pearl, with the engraved MASTERTONE block at the next to last fret. All the original hardware is present, including the Grover pancake tuners.

Vintage
Price: $4350 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Lemon Burst, 2016

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Lemon Burst, 2016

Appearing around 2008, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional delivers a 1980’s style Les Paul Standard often with some weight relief. Dating to 2012 and built at the Nashville plant, this Gibson Les Paul Traditional sports a Honey Burst finish on a relatively plain top – the finish code is LPTDZ16LMCH3 – and under the hood has the moderate Gibson ‘Traditional’ weight relief system.

Used
Price: $1800 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 2008

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 2008

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Standard dating to July 25th, 2008 and built at the Gibson Nashville plant. This example has the classic Gibson Cherry sunburst, and based on an 8.4lb (3.8kg) weight-relieved body, making it much more comfortable than many other Les Paul examples. This model also uses the old Kluson style tuners, though they were likely made by Gotoh and are quite good. These tuners were often replaced on older models, but they are quite a bit lighter than the usual replacement (Grover Roto-Matic models, typically) and this can help reduce inertia damage at the headstock should the guitar fall.

Used
Price: $2000 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Gibson Byrdland Florentine Cutaway Sunburst, 1968

Gibson Byrdland Florentine Cutaway Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson Byrdland Florentine cutaway model originally had a rounded, ‘Venetian’ cutaway between its introduction in 1955 and 1960, and regained the Venetian cutaway in 1969. Modern Custom Shop ‘reissue’ models are available with either shape, since 1992. The Byrdland had its origins in the requirements of busy working session guitarists – two working session guitarists in particular. Hank Garland and Billy Byrd were two of the top Nashville players throughout the 1950’s.

Vintage
Price: $6999.99 CAD
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Gibson ES345 TD Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Gibson ES345 TD Thinline Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Here is a very nice and largely original Gibson ES345 TD in sunburst finish and with a Trapeze tailpiece, built during 1966 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  On the label, the TD in the model name stand for ‘Thinline Double Pickup’. Sometimes you’ll see a ‘C’ added, which denotes Cherry finish. ‘ES’ stands for Electric Spanish, referring to the way the instrument is built and played – another Gibson option was ‘EH’ for Electric Hawaiian, used on steel and lap steel guitars played with a bar, steel or slide.

Vintage
Price: $6500 CAD
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