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⚌No Longer Available ‼ Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 Cherry Burst, 1993


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This Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 sports a Cherry Burst finish and ‘1960’ stamped creme pick guard, and was built during 1993 at the Gibson Nashville plant.

Built to refer to the 1960 version of the Les Paul Standard, the 1993 Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 features a slim taper neck and little to no weight relief.

The Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 follows the usual pattern of a carved Maple cap on a Mahogany back, set Mahogany neck and bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The carve of the top is a little more pronounced than the slightly flatter R series, and the neck is slimmer. Tuners are ‘Gibson Deluxe’ models with plastic Keystone buttons. These are lighter than the Grover Roto-Matics sometimes chosen, and that’s a good tactic for improving balance. The pickups on the Les Paul classic tended to be a fairly high output, and here a 490R and 490T pickup pair is installed. The wiring is basic Gibson style with individual volume and tone controls and selector switch. There are no push-pull pots. The pots are mounted on a metal grounding plate.

Overall, this 1993 example is in good condition with finish and fret wear. The Cherry Burst finish shows little to no natural lacquer checking but has a few small pressure marks.

The original hard shell case is included.

Here is what the builder says about the Gibson Les Paul Classic:

“The Gibson Les Paul Classic combines the early 60s style Les Paul model with some functional and time-tested modifications. As expected, the Les Paul Classic is crafted with a mahogany back and maple top coupled with a SlimTaper™ mahogany neck and a bound, rosewood fingerboard. 490R and 490T open-coil pickups provide classic Gibson tones from the era with a bit of extra punch thanks to the open coils. “

Gibson Les Paul Classic Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Weight Relief: 9-Hole
  • Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: SlimTaper
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ / 43.05mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.26″ / 57.4mm
  • Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
  • Tuning Machines: Gibson Deluxe with Keystone buttons
  • Pickguard: Cream
  • Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Reflector
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Switchwasher: Cream
  • Jack Plate Cover: Nickel
  • Neck Pickup: 490R
  • Bridge Pickup: 490T
  • Controls: Two Volumes, Two Tones, Toggle Switch
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Hard Shell Case

Price: $2,250.00 CAD $2,450.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Classic 1960
  • Year: 1993
  • Finish Cherry Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 01/06/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.284lbs 4.22kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628/6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.713in 43.53mm
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