This is a rare Gibson Les Paul Standard Limited Edition in sexy Manhattan Midnight Finish. Includes Gibson Hard Case and Gibson Booklet. Year of Manufacture is 2007. This fine guitar has been freshly strung with Ernie Ball 10-46 strings. We’ve done the full makeover and polished the frets, conditioned the fingerboard, and cleaned up the hardware. Weight according to our scale is 8 lbs 9.9 oz.
Overall condition is Very Good and you can expect to receive a guitar that is 15 years old and shows normal signs of use and wear. There are several marks as shown but it could be called honest playwear. Nothing major.
You should know that the previous owner did change the tuning keys to Grover Kidney Bean Locking tuners.
The frets are shiny and do not show any real wear. The neck is straight and the action is set low at the moment. The slim neck is very comfortable and is perfect for those of you who have smaller to medium sized hands.
And how about that beautiful color, very nice. The top does show some nice movement as shown and because this one is not heavy in weight, it’s easy to stand up with. A beautiful instrument that will give you years of enjoyment.
- A Bold New Look: The Limited Edition Series
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What can we write about the Gibson Les Paul that hasn’t already been written? It all comes down to this: Ever since its introduction in 1952, the Les Paul has had an impact on both guitar players and on music itself. What started out as Gibson’s answer to the introduction of solid body guitars in 1950, turned out to be perhaps the most influential of them all. What started out as a simple gold-top guitar has turned into a veritable rainbow of colors, in configurations to meet everyone’s needs, wants and yes, even budget. Gibson understands better than anyone how much players dig the whole Les Paul vibe, but not everyone wants a 1950s clone, so they introduced the Les Paul Standard Limited Edition Series with a little bit of the old and more than a little of the new. For those who prefer a slightly slimmer neck, this baby sports the popular 1960s slim-taper neck profile, but it’s combined with a palette of more contemporary colors. But it’s still a Les Paul, the rock and roll icon. Think ’60s Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Mike Bloomfield all the way up to Slash with Guns N Roses or Velvet Revolver. Yeah, it’s really that cool. Gibson Les Paul Standard Limited Edition at a Glance:
- Carved flame maple top in Manhattan Midnight finish over a mahogany body with single ply white binding
- 1960s slim-taper mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
- Two Gibson Burst Bucker Pro pickups with Alnico V magnets
The LE Comes Alive with the Beauty of Flame Maple In 1958, the Les Paul went from a simple gold-finished, painted top to a cherry sunburst finish over a carved maple two-piece top. The majority of the tops were actually pretty plain, while others had mild to wild flamed maple tops. Actually, it was the carved top that set the Les Paul apart from the “competition.” That continued through the instrument’s long and storied history. Today’s Les Paul Standard Limited Edition comes alive in a collection of rich new colors combined with the simple elegance of white or cream body binding. This one is in a deep blue finish Gibson calls Manhattan Midnight, enhanced by white body binding and (of course) a figured maple top. 1960s Slim-taper Profile Neck The first Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what’s known as the popular slim-taper design, which many of today’s players prefer, feeling it’s faster and easier on the fingers. Of course, the neck is mahogany, so it’s absolutely rock solid and the smooth ebony fingerboard with those classy pearloid trapezoid markers has that warm, classic Les Paul feel while still allowing easy access to the upper frets so you can really dig into your solos! Two Fat, Smoky Burst Bucker Pro Pickups Look, when you’re talking about a Les Paul, you’re talking about that big, fat, smoky humbucker sound. Forget all those thin “out-of-phase” guitar sounds that the session players overused in the 1980s and (sad to say) right through much of the ’90s. That’s not for you, is it? Of course not. You’ve got that fast slim-taper neck in your left hand and you’re grabbing big chunky chords and soloing all up and down the fingerboard. You want that Les Paul sound, not some wishy-washy compromise (though it’s okay for some people, just not you). So Gibson equipped the Limited Editions with their big, bad Burst Bucker Pro pickups with Alnico V magnets. Tone is what it’s all about! Les Paul Standard Limited Edition features:
- Color: Manhattan Midnight
- Top: Carved flame maple
- Back: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany with 1960s slim-taper profile
- Fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid trapezoid inlays
- Number of frets: 22
- Pickups: Two Gibson Burst Bucker Pros with Alnico V magnets
- Controls: Two each tone and volume with three-way pickup selector switch
- Hardware: Nickel plated