This is a great sounding and playing Les Paul Classic from a well regarded period of production. After 20 years, it’s still in great shape and should require zero work to enjoy. It was set up by Colfax Guitar here in Denver around a year ago and I haven’t had a need to adjust it since. The action is low and the original frets are perfect up and down the neck. It hasn’t had any drops or breaks.
There are a few minor things you’d expect from any 20 year old guitar that has been well played. There are some fine scratches in the finish, a little bit of very mild worming on the back, a couple of tiny dings, all of which are hardly visible unless you tilt it at an angle in just the right light. The corners of the headstock have some wear, but nothing out of the ordinary. I tried to capture all of these things in my photos. The G string can sometimes stick at the nut while tuning, which is common and very easily fixed if it bothers you.
The pickguard was replaced at some point but it matches the binding perfectly. I had the original neck pickup replaced with the neck pickup from one of my other Les Pauls because I prefered the sound for blues. It’s a Gibson Classic 57 or a Burstbucker that I purchased around 2004.
I’m terrible at describing the sound of an electric so I’ve included a sloppy demo video of the guitar recorded with an MXL 991 condenser mic a couple of inches from a Fender Blues Junior. The only effect is some reverb from a Fender Tre-Verb pedal and the overdrive is just the amp breaking up a bit.
It comes with a really nice, newer Gator hardshell case with pink interior. I have Schaller S strap locks on the guitar and will include the original strap buttons in the case.
– 60s slim neck profile
– Aged fingerboard inlays
– Nickel hardware
– ABR-1 bridge
– Pearloid button tuners
– Rosewood fingerboard