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Gibson Les Paul Classic Honey Burst 2008

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Here’s a lovely Gibson Les Paul Classic in a Honey Burst finish, built during 2008 and with a ‘1960’ stamped creme pick guard.

Built to refer to the 1960 version of the Les Paul Standard, the Les Paul Classic features a slim taper neck and nine-hole weight relief, bringing the guitar to a surprisingly comfortable weight. Aside from the weight relief, the Les Paul Classic follows the usual pattern of a lightly figured 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. The pickups on the Les Paul classic tended to be a fairly high output, and here ceramic-magner 500T and Alnico 498R pickups are installed. The wiring is basic Gibson, individual volume and tone controls and selector switch. There are no push-pull pots. The pot backs are stamped ‘Gibson’, and mounted on a metal grounding plate.

Overall, this Gibson Les Paul Classic in honey burst is in good condition with light wear and a couple of small dings to the top. Several of the control knobs have slightly cracked centers – these are easy to replace.  Fret wear is very light, and this Les Paul Classic went through a PLEK machine. It plays very well!

This guitar has a great look, it’s comfortable to wear and play, it plays cleanly and smoothly, and it’s quite resonant and responsive.  

The original black hard shell case is included.

Here is what Gibson has to say about the current Les Paul Classic:

Les Paul Classic – Classic Vibes and Contemporary Performance. The Gibson Les Paul Classic combines the early 60’s style Les Paul model with some functional and time-tested modifications. As expected, the LP Classic is crafted with a mahogany back and maple top coupled with a slim taper mahogany neck and bound, rosewood fingerboard. “

Price: $1750 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Classic
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Honey Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 28/11/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Instrument Weight: 7.92lbs 3.6kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.69in
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