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2002 Gibson Les Paul Studio Plus Flame Top Wine Red w/ Case & Tags, Yamano


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Up for sale, a 2002 Les Paul Studio Plus in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. This Les Paul was ordered by Gibson’s Japanese distributor Yamano, featuring a premium flame maple top and special-ordered chrome hardware. Gibson’s USA-made guitars distributed via Yamano are often considered to be among their best, featuring the highest quality woods, handpicked for Gibson’s discerning Japanese audience.

Tonewoods include a mahogany body, two-piece carved flame maple top, mahogany neck, and rosewood fingerboard, and this Les Paul weighs 8lbs 12oz. Via the 490R and 498T humbucker pair, the guitar has plenty of power on tap, and these alnico magnet pickups cover a wide tonal range. The 490R is Gibson's Modern Classic humbucker, featuring Alnico II magnets and similar in its response to a PAF, yet with more midrange emphasis. The 498T Hot Alnico bridge position pickup has Alnico V magnets, with plenty of muscle and growl, well-suited for high gain scenarios. This Les Paul Studio Plus 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, .999” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, pearloid trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-10
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Flame maple
-Pickups: 490R/498T humbuckers
-Harness: Gibson-embossed pots
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Nashville bridge, stopbar (chrome)
-Plastics: Black speed knobs, one-ply black pickguard

The gloss Wine Red finish highlights the figuring in the flame maple top, with limited subtle lacquer checking on top. Cosmetic wear is limited to a few minor nicks along the lower bout perimeter and some additional tiny dings on the body as a whole. The finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Gibson brown tolex hardshell case is included, along with the Gibson/Yamano hangtags.