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1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard Honeyburst, 100% Original w/ Case & Tags, Yamano


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Up for sale, a 1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and factory documentation. This Les Paul was ordered by Gibson's Japanese distributor Yamano, and Gibson's USA-made guitars distributed via Yamano are often considered among their best, featuring the highest quality woods hand-picked for Gibson's discerning Japanese audience.

This early modern Standard weighs 9lbs 15oz and hails from what is increasingly known as the "good wood era," delivering a lively, powerful acoustic voice that translates well through the humbuckers with the traditional tonewood complement of a carved, bookmatched two-piece maple top, mahogany body, and one-piece mahogany neck. The 490R and 498T humbuckers have a wide tonal palette, with the Alnico II magnets in the neck pickup offering more chime and warmth, while the Alnico V bridge pickup has a cut and snarl that cuts through with classic Gibson roar. This Les Paul Standard has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: '50s-style C, measuring .850” 1st fret, 1.020” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, pearloid trapezoid inlays
-Frets: Medium jumbo, faint wear beneath plain strings on frets 1-13
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line
-Serialization: Serial dates to '96

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple
-Pickups: 490R/498T humbuckers
-Harness: One replacement CTS pot, three original Gibson Alpha pots
-Hardware: Nashville bridge, Stopbar
-Plastics: Amber speed knobs, cream switch tip

The headstock exhibits a professionally repaired V-shaped split across the treble side. The gloss Honeyburst nitro lacquer finish has some subtle lacquer checking, and cosmetic wear includes light buckle rash central to the back and a number of small dings on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.

The original brown tolex Gibson USA hardshell case is included, along with the Gibson/Yamano paperwork and tags.