Gibson Chad Kroeger Signature Blackwater Les Paul 2010s – Trans Black

$ 3699.00

What a handsome guitar! 2010 Gibson Les Paul Blackwater with original hard shell case. Original owner, stored in a smoke free home. Sounds great in both humbucker or piezo! Let’s be real, piezo is not acoustic, but this Graph Tech GHOST system is quite lively and “acoustic-like” (seems to work well for Chad live as he still uses this model in 2024). These are light weight chambered guitars, this one weighing in at ~7.68 lbs. Definitely easy on the back. This has a 50’s neck which really helps it resonate and remain stable. The glow star side dot markers are pretty cool (and useful). The fingerboard inlays have a slight aged look to them, which accents the overall look nicely. It comes stock with Grover tuners, which could easily be updated with drop-in locking tuners if one wanted.

On the humbucker side, the chambering is going effect the sound such that it will sit somewhere between a solid body a semi-hollow, though with all the playability of a Les Paul. For those wanting the Nickelback heavy tones, you’ll want to turn up the gain a bit to accommodate. It can certainly rock with the Gibson 498T in the bridge, and then be rolled back for a nice bluesy or clean tone with the 490R in the neck (see the video, and note that guitar is NOT this particular guitar for sale).

What to know… (see pictures) there’s some mild wear and tear, mostly on the back with some random buckle rash. There’s one solid scrap on the upper rear corner of the body (I’m sure tears were shed when that happened). The case has some faux fur that coming unglued by the storage bin. Otherwise, the flame top is in excellent condition! Note, if you see some red in the pictures it’s the reflection of my red t-shirt. For the prices these have been going for, definitely ask me questions!

Comes strung with GHS 10-52 in standard tuning.