Up for sale, a 2005 Gibson Les Paul Special DC Faded in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Featuring a satin Cherry nitro lacquer finish and solid mahogany construction, this guitar brings together Gibson's prime tonal ingredients for a sound that is incredibly detailed, powerful, and dynamic. The P-90 pickups can deliver both glassy cleans and thick, roaring gain with the distinct midrange character associated with this particular style of overwound single coil. This Les Paul is featherweight at 6lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-48 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a C profile carve with modest shoulder and a slender, fast feel in every register, measuring .780” deep at the 1st fret and .895” at the 12th. On the rosewood fretboard, the slender vintage-spec frets have ample height and crown, with just a touch of wear on the crowns of frets 1-3 beneath the plain strings and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar conforms to traditional Gibson specs with a 12" fretboard radius, 24 3/4" scale length, and 1 11/16" nut width. The headstock features Gibson Deluxe double line bolt bushing tuning machines with white buttons, turning smoothly and holding pitch well.
All of the electronics work as they should, with the pair of original P-90 pickups wired the traditional Les Paul control array with individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup and original black bell knobs. Both pickups read in the low-8k ohms range. The chrome Nashville bridge and stopbar tailpiece are particularly clean, and the original three-ply black pickguard, switch tip, and pickup selector Rhythm/Treble ring are also intact. The Faded Cherry finish exhibits prominent pick wear across the strum path extending beyond the guard on the bass side of the body and across the treble-side body horn, and wear is otherwise limited to a few light buckle marks central to the upper bout on the back. The neck profile has a smooth, inviting satin finish.
A Gibson USA black tolex hardshell case is included.