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2014 Gibson Custom Shop Historic '61 Les Paul SG M2M Double Gold w/ 50s Neck, COA, Case


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Up for sale, a 2014 Gibson Custom Shop Historic '61 Les Paul SG Standard M2M in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, COA, and hangtags. Part of Gibson's "Made to Measure" program (M2M), this SG is unique for having a particularly fat '50s-style "baseball bat" neck profile carve, as well as a high gloss (not VOS) nitro lacquer finish and unaged hardware and plastics. Beyond its custom neck carve, this Les Paul SG is a hyper accurate vintage reissue Historic series model, crafted with vintage-correct construction methods, chemically-recreated plastics, and replica electronics including Gibson's venerable Custom Bucker PAFs.

The Custom Bucker PAF pickup pair features Alnico III magnets, and these pickups represent Gibson's most recent and widely celebrated spin on the PAF platform, surgically accurate in the materials used with an impressive tonal response to match. The Custom Buckers deliver just the right amount of punch and power, with glassy clarity, a dynamic, pick-sensitive response and rich harmonic content. Acoustically resonant with great warmth and a wooly, barking midrange character, this Les Paul SG exemplifies everything we love about Gibson's modern Custom Shop Historic offerings. Featherweight at 6lbs 9oz, this Gibson has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a substantial “baseball bat” C-shaped profile carve with plenty of shoulder and heft at the nut, and a notable increase In profile depth as you travel up the fingerboard, offering an extremely round and deep shape from the 9th fret and beyond, measuring .895” deep at the 1st fret and 1.025” at the 12th. The rosewood fingerboard features nigh flawless original medium jumbo fretwire which shows just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3, playing cleanly in every register. The scale length is a full 24 3/4", and the nylon nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock features the correct 17 degree angle and holly veneer, with inlaid pearl Gibson logo and Kluson Deluxe single line single ring tuning machines with transparent keystone buttons and push-in bushings.

On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, with untouched solder joints, Bumblebee capacitors, and PAF stickers on the baseplates of the Custom Buckers. The neck pickup cavity also reveals the hide glue-fitted long tenon neck joint. The nickel hardware has gleaming plating, and the plastics are near mint, showing only light pick wear across the pickguard.

The Double Gold gloss nitro lacquer finish is extremely clean, with some isolated lines of broad lacquer checking and only a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back. The gold finish extends over the neck binding and edges of the nut, and the finish on the profile is flawless.

The original Gibson Custom Shop black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the original factory paperwork, hangtags, and COA.