How about this gem for a combination of rare features in a Les Paul Standard.  This Gibson Custom Shop guitar is made of korina which is very hard to find in a Les Paul and it has an oxblood finish.  On top of that though it is a documented Yamano special order Les Paul which can be quite hard to find outside of Japan.

 

The neck profile is fairly thick, in keeping with a 1954 or 1958 profile, which brings up the possibility that this is essentially a Jeff Beck signature made of korina instead of mahogany and with a tune-o-matic bridge.  The weight is 8.5 pounds, fairly light for a Les Paul, making it very comfortable to play.

 

The frets show a little wear, have lots of life left in them, despite the guitar showing scattered light scratches, small dents, and buckle worming, consistent with being played quite a bit.  The action is low and the guitar is a beautiful player with all notes ringing out clearly.  The pickups are probably 57 Classic, but possibly may be Burstbuckers.  Their only marking is PAF decals.  Whichever they are they pair beautifully with the korina wood, giving that sought after tone of a korina Explorer or Flying V, but in a Les Paul body! 

 

The original bridge volume pot is included in the case, but had to be replaced at some point.  Otherwise the guitar is in all original condition. 

 

Weight - 8.5 pounds

Nut width - 1 11/16 inches

 

The guitar comes with the original Gibson Art & Historic hard shell case, certificate of authenticity, Yamano paperwork/documentation, and all other original case candy.

 

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2001 Gibson Custom Shop Korina Les Paul Standard - Oxblood Finish - Yamano Spec

$9,899.00 Regular Price
$7,799.00Sale Price