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1999 Gibson Les Paul Standard Honey Burst w/ 4 Conductor Burstbucker PAFs, Case


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Up for sale, a 1999 Gibson Les Paul Standard in perfect working order, upgraded with a pair of zebra bobbin four-conductor Burstbucker PAFs and complete with the original hardshell case. Weighing 9lbs 4oz, this Les Paul is a lighter weight example with a lively and round-sounding natural acoustic quality that sustains well and offers both articulation and warmth, qualities consistent with the carved maple cap and solid mahogany body construction.

The upgraded humbucker pair is an uncommon spin on the Burstbucker platform, with four-conductor leads and dedicated push/pull coil taps on each Volume control for single coil operation. The Burstbucker #1 and #2 PAF humbuckers feature Alnico II magnets and deliver an array of traditional Gibson tonalities, with a dynamic and harmonically-rich bridge pickup, while a neck position humbucker is fat and sweet, retaining ideal clarity. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Les Paul Standard is setup with 10-46 strings, low action, and solid intonation.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve at the nut, with round shoulders in every register. The neck carve quickly gains notable meat when traveling up the fretboard and is a baseball bat-worthy handful from the 5th fret and beyond, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret, .899” at the 5th, and .970" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid trapezoid inlay and stock frets which retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, shy of medium jumbo in width yet with plenty of meat. The frets have only light wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-7. The guitar plays cleanly up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut has Gibson's traditional 1 11/16" width, and the scale length measures 24 3/4". The headstock face shows some isolated cloudiness in the nitro lacquer clear coat, quite common in this era, and the finish is completely stable and not lifting. The original Grover Rotomatic tuners have clean chrome plating, turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.

All of the electronics work as they should, with the upgraded zebra bobbin Burstbucker PAFs wired to dedicated push/pull coil taps on the pair of upgraded volume pots. The original pair of CTS tone pots are intact, dating to the 19th week of '98. The chrome plating is bright and clean on the stopbar and Nashville bridge which shows just a touch of patina on the bass side. Original plastic parts include a quartet of amber bonnet knobs, cream pickup rings, and switch surround. The Honey Burst gloss nitro lacquer finish exhibits an area of targeted buckle rash at the bass-side waist adjacent to the rear switch cover, with some additional small dings on the body, mostly relegated to the back, and one small area of wear through the finish on the back lower bout body edge. The gloss finish on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

The original brown tolex Gibson USA hardshell case is included.