Up for sale, a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Standard in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This Les Paul boasts a warm Honey Burst gloss nitro lacquer finish on the two-piece carved flame maple cap, with nickel hardware and Burstbucker Pro PAF pickups, channeling the golden age of Gibson.
Standard fare in this model as of 2006, the Burstbucker Pros are a slightly hot-rodded version of Gibson's Burstbucker PAF, with unmatched bobbin windings and Alnico V magnets (in place of the usual Alnico II). The sound is fat and meaty, interacting well with high gain amps and providing excellent feedback rejection while having a general tonal profile consistent with the PAF design. Whether you seek warm, silky neck pickup tonalities or bridge pickup sounds that have some push and growl, this Les Paul is a great candidate for covering a wide range of genres. This Les Paul weighs 8lbs 14oz, with a clear, lively voice that sustains beautifully. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Les Paul is dialed in with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a particularly slender 60s C-shaped profile carve with round, inviting shoulders and a very easy-playing feel, measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and .899" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard retains the stock fretwire which has its full factory height and perfectly rounded crowns, showing zero wear. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length measures 24 3/4", and the nut is 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the original Gibson Deluxe tuners are notable for being the more vintage-correct version with push-in tuner bushings and lightly greened tulip buttons. Also notable condition-wise, the small "60s style" sticker denoting the neck carve is still present on the truss rod cover.
All of the electronics work as intended and are untouched, with clean PAF stickers and additional dated stickers on the Burstbucker baseplates. The nickel hardware is bright and clean save for a speckling of patina across the pickup covers, and all original plastic parts are intact including the amber bonnet knobs. The cream binding frames the Honey Burst gloss nitro top, which shows three-dimensional straight flame figuring extending evenly across the entire top. Cosmetic wear is limited to a couple exceedingly faint scuffs in the clear coat of the gloss on the back, and the neck profile gloss is flawless.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included.