Video! 1995 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Classic Quilt Yamano

$ 4500.00

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The Case…

This guitar comes in its original brown Gibson hardshell case. The exterior has definitely seen some use and is dirty with sticker shadows. The combo lock is set to “000.” All latches are functioning and the case shroud is still attached. Inside the case compartment sleeps a truss rod tool, Pre-pack Checklist filled out and Yamano Music (Japan) booklet.

The Guitar! 60s Ultra Thin Neck (.8-.9″) – 9.5lbs

At the birth of the Custom Shop, Gibson produced a Custom Shop version of the Les Paul Classic from roughly 1994-1998. It has a much nicer top carve than a Gibson USA Classic – better woods, cooler color options and 57 Classic pickups vs 496r/500t. This one was originally sent to the Japanese market to Yamano music who is infamous for getting sent the best-of-the-best and daring quality control.

This was a heavily gigged guitar. I just gave it a deep cleaning, polish and conditioned the fretboard and made the frets shine. The photos make it look better than it is condition-wise. Please check the video’s workbench segment to see the condition detailed further.

There is a large gouge by the pickguard area, many impressions/dings along the top where you arm rests and behind the tailpiece. TONS of buckle worming/scratches on the back, some haze on the edge of the neck as well as some dings and the headstock has a few minor blemishes. It is break/crack/repair free – truss rod works. The knobs have some internal cracking, but function. This guitar appears to be all-original on my assessment of it.

This guitar plays best with medium to medium-low action. Attempts to set it low resulted in excessive fretbuzz. Some work might be needed if you like ultra-low action. I notice some very mild post/bridge lean.

Great top and back on this one! Sounds quite nice too – check out the full review for more

This is a consigned guitar so all sales are final and I ask that you confirm safe receipt with me within 3 days of receiving it so I can send the owner his money.