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This is an excellent playing custom shop Les Paul with a highly figured flame maple top.  It shares many features with custom shop reissues, such as an ABR-1 bridge and the look of a Les Paul Standard, but has more exclusive woods.  
The tangerine burst finish nicely compliments the figuring of the wood and has a remarkably well done fade to the burst.  This guitar combines looks, playability, and classic Gibson tone all in one package.

The Class 5 Les Pauls are supposed to be significantly lighter than the usual Les Paul, due to more weight relief chambering.  I can't say for sure if this one was actually chambered, but if it is, it would have been a serious beast to hold all night, as it weighs in at a pretty normal weight for a non-weight relieved Les Paul.  This one is 9 lb 15 oz.  

The frets show only slight wear with no divots.  The front and back show light dings and subtle worming, but no scratches through the finish.

A non-original Gator hardshell case is included.  The certificate of authenticity, as pictured, is included.

Features include:

  • Weight - 9 lb 15 oz
  • Nut width - 1 11/16"
  • AAAAA flame maple top
  • Gibson custom shop build
  • Mahogany body with maple cap
  • Cream binding
  • Long tenon mahogany neck with 60s C-shaped profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Nickel hardware
  • Gibson deluxe tuners
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • Amber top hat knobs
  • Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups
  • Non-original hardshell case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


Ships free in the continental United States.

SOLD - 2001 Gibson Custom Shop Class 5 Les Paul - Tangerine Burst

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