Gibson Vintage 1997 Les Paul Studio DC Double Cutaway Duncan Kill Switch 57318
You're looking at a vintage 1997 Gibson Les Paul Studio Double Cut in black finish. Great looking and playing axe with player's wear. Carved top, double humbuckers, and rare 24-fret 2-octave neck for a Gibson. Previous owner installed an intermittent kill switch behind the bridge, as well as removed the gloss finish from the back of the neck. Pickups were upgraded to Seymour Duncan SH4 and SH2. Bridge piece upgraded to one that allows for better intonation adjustment.
These have a maple cap on a mahogany body and mahogany neck. Medium-round profile, 1-11/16" wide nut, rosewood fretboard. Simple 3-way switch and Volume/Tone setup. The guitar plays great up and down the neck. Frets have that somewhat flat Gibson type fret but still playable with lots of life. Nice and light at 6 pounds 12 ounces, body contour on back. Lots of fun to play. No issues. Has wear consistent with age, meaning little dings and scratches throughout. It's at the stage where it looks like a light relic. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.