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2014 Gibson Les Paul Studio (Mod) Manhattan Midnight w/ Gold Hardware, Tags, Burstbucker PAFs


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Up for sale, a 2014 Gibson Les Paul Studio (Mod) in near mint condition and in perfect working order. A unique model from Gibson's Mod shop with a Manhattan Midnight blue burst satin nitro lacquer finish and gold hardware, this Les Paul is outfitted with its original pair of Burstbucker PAF humbuckers with individual coil taps.

The instrument features a traditional Les Paul tonewood complement with a carved two-piece maple cap, mahogany body, and one-piece mahogany neck with a slab rosewood fretboard. The instrument has a rich, lively natural acoustic tone that translates well through the humbuckers. 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 the neck position humbucker is fat and sweet, retaining ideal clarity. Weighing 8lbs 12oz, we've had this Les Paul professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a slender '60s-style C-shaped profile carve with particularly full, round shoulders and a hair more heft as you travel up the thick slab rosewood fretboard, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th. The original fretwire is flawless, just shy of medium jumbo in width with plenty of height and well-rounded crowns. The fretboard is inlaid with pearloid trapezoids, featuring a 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret. The guitar features the Les Paul's typical 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" nut width, and the headstock is fitted with gold Gibson Deluxe double line tuners with lightly greened tulip buttons. "Mod" is stamped on the back of the headstock, as this guitar was an offering from Gibson's Mod Shop.

All of the electronics function as intended, with the Burstbucker PAF pickup pair wired to individual Push/Pull Volume pots to coil tap each humbucker for snappy single coil tonalities. The wiring harness also features premium Sprague Orange Drop tone capacitors. The gold-plated hardware has a more muted sheen on the pickup covers and central to the stopbar, and plastics include the original pickguard and quartet of reflector cap knobs. The Manhattan Midnight finish is extremely well-kept, with just a couple tiny marks on the body as a whole and a flawless satin finish on the profile.

The original padded Gibson gigbag is included, along with the factory paperwork and COA.