2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Flame Top, Honeyburst w/ 57 Classic PAFs, Case & Tag

$ 3399.99

Up for sale, a 2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and factory documentation. The AAA carved maple cap on this upper-tiered “Plus” iteration of the Standard is an absolute monster top, with tight three-dimensional tiger flame extending liberally across the bookmatched maple.

Weighing 9lbs 10oz, this Les Paul features the classic tonewood complement of a mahogany body, two-piece maple top, one-piece mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fingerboard. The pair of ’57 Classic PAF humbuckers feature Alnico II construction, wax-potted for optimal feedback rejection, and these pickups translate the instrument’s naturally clear voice into a powerful array of big, crisp voicings. The bridge pickup has the growl, midrange cut, and dynamic responsiveness one expects, while the neck pickup is girthy and thick while still retaining enough clarity and definition for complex chording. This Les Paul Standard Plus has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .840” 1st fret, .965” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, ambered binding, trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, full factory height, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-12 (progressively lighter approaching the octave)
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line, push-in bushings, G string tuner peg slightly bent
-Serialization: Eight digit stamped serial, 2002 build date

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, AAA bookmatched maple top
-Pickups: ‘57 Classic PAF humbucker x2
-Harness: Untouched solder, Gibson Alpha pots
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Nashville bridge, stopbar (nickel-plated)
-Plastics: Gold bonnet knobs, cream pickup surrounds (pickguard in case)

The gloss Honey Burst nitro lacquer finish is dark and rich, highlighting the wall-to-wall figuring in the tiger flame AAA maple top. Cosmetic wear includes buckle rash on the back, light scuffing on the treble side of the pick path, and a number of small dings on the body as a whole, most prominent on top at the lower bout and on the back. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a worn-in, easy-playing feel.

The original Gibson hardshell case is included, along with the factory documentation and uninstalled pickguard.