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SOLD!!! 2008 Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded

Price: CDN $1850
US Price: US $1473.28
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Used
S/N: 003780354, dates to February 6 2008 at the Gibson plant in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gibson has produced a surprising number of variations on the Les Paul over the years. The Les Paul Standard Faded was produced for a short time starting around 2008 and was based on a Standard with an AA flame maple top. A light stain was hand-rubbed to the maple, then a light satin finish was applied. The result was a worn, faded look and a noticeably lower price - quality gloss lacquer finishes are complex, time consuming, and expensive.

This example of the Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded dates to February 6, 2008, was built in Nashville, Tennessee and has the Honey Burst faded finish. It's in good working condition, and it has been played. Fretwear is moderate and there are a few bumps around the edges. However, the wear is well in keeping with the visual goals of this model, and it does play well and sound good. At this point, most of the Les Paul models were chambered, so it's quite a bit lighter than a Traditional model. The pickups are open-coil 'zebra' BurstBuckers, and these models don't have pickguards. The original hardshell case is included.

Visit the Gibson Archives to view the original Les Paul Standard Faded data sheet.

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