GIBSON 2004 LES PAUL STUDIO Vintage Brown Mahogany Natural Worn Relic 4358
Worn to perfection, this Studio is a relic done right.
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This is a 2004 Gibson Les Paul Studio in the natural mahogany brown finish. The guitar is in excellent playing condition. Fourteen years of honest play wear have made this a mild natural relic with some vibe. All stock but for the gold control knobs, solid brass jack, and absence of a pickguard. Very cool distress showing around knobs and all edges of guitar. Nothing that jumps out as damage--just mild scaring from the daily grind of being a player's guitar. Frets show some mild flattening, but guitar still plays great up and down the neck. If you like your guitars to be like a well worn pair of blue jeans, this might be for you. Old woods = TONE! Carved top, great pickups. Comes with Gibson bag. Has gold Dunlop strap pegs. I'll throw in a strap and I may have some old Duncan locks lying around. Weight is 8 pounds, 3 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.
Responding to a gap in their model lineup for a lower-priced Les Paul in 1983, Gibson introduced the Studio model. The Studio was designed to attract guitar players who desired traditional Les Paul sound without having to pay for cosmetic features of upscale models. In order to produce a lower-cost Les Paul, features such as body binding, neck binding, and headstock inlays were not available. Additionally, the body was ⅛ inch thinner than a standard Les Paul. Initially made of alder from 1983-1985, Gibson moved back to maple top/mahogany body combination after the alder body proved prone to lacquer problems. The name "Studio" comes from the idea that this model would be sonically indistinguishable from a Les Paul Standard or Custom in the recording studio, and that the flashier guitars would be reserved for stage use.
Vintage Mahogany/Studio Faded
The Vintage Mahogany model has a carved mahogany body, top and neck, a rosewood fretboard and Alnico V BurstBucker Pro humbucker pickups, the same humbuckers used in the Les Paul Standard model. The model is available in worn brown and worn cherry finishes, featuring a "satin" nitrocellulose finish. It has garnered a 9.5 rating out of 10 at www.ultimate-guitar.com and a 9.4 rating out of 10 at Gibson's website product page. In 2009, the Vintage Mahogany was renamed the Les Paul Studio Faded.
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
My setup on guitars 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. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I 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. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. 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.