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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Amber Burst, 2005


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Originally produced for only the years 1958 to 1960, the Gibson Les Paul Standard overcame its lack of commercial success and became one of the influential guitars ever. The Les Paul Standard appeared in 1958 as a ‘new’ version of the Les Paul model and carried Gibson’s new hum-bucking pickups designed by Seth Lover, and was adorned with a sunburst finish showing off what was normally a nicely figured Maple cap.

The Les Paul Custom had been available since 1954 and was updated at the same time, gaining three of the new hum-bucking pickups in place of P-90’s or AlNiCo ‘Stape Top’ pickups. These 1950’s Customs had carved Mahogany caps – not Maple. With Gibson’s 1961 redesign of the Les Paul and subsequent renaming to SG, the Les Paul Standard disappeared until 1972 when it reappeared as a special order model.

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Les Paul Standard in a light Amber burst, dated to June 9 2005 and built at the Gibson Nashville plant. This example has all the expected construction features – a Mahogany body with a carved, nicely figured and bound Maple cap, Mahogany for the neck with 17 degree head pitch, and Indian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. The tuners are Kluson Deluxe style with plastic ‘Keystone’ buttons. The original nickel plated pickup covers have been removed to expose the double-black coils, and are in the case. The wiring is standard for Les Pauls, with individual Volume and Tone controls and a three-way pickup selector.

The finish is a lightly shaded Amber Burst top with Cherry stain for rest of the body and neck. This guitar has been used as intended and there are a number of small dings and dents, and small finish chips mostly around the edges of the body. This looks more like honest play wear, or a natural ‘Relic’ process, than any kind of abuse. Fret wear on the other hand is light. This guitar plays well and cleanly.

The original Gibson black hard shell case is included. This case came with a combination-lock latch, and this was removed some time ago.


Price: $2,000.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Standard
  • Year: 2005
  • Finish Gloss Amber Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 01605597 Date June 09 2005 at Nashville TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 21/04/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 10.208lbs 4.64kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.694in 43.02mm
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