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2018 Gibson Les Paul Standard Blood Orange, Near-Mint w/ Case & Tags


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Up for sale, a 2018 Gibson Les Paul Standard in showroom-clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and all factory paperwork/tags. A feature-rich Gibson model that was only briefly available, the '18 Standard offers modern, player-friendly tweaks including coil tapping, phase switching, and a "Pure Bypass" pickup mode, all accessed by a quartet of push/pull pots, as well as a compound fretboard radius and locking Grover tuners.

Weighing 9lbs 6oz, this Les Paul features a mahogany body with Gibson's Ultra-modern weight relief, bookmatched two-piece carved AAA flame maple top finished in Blood Orange Burst, a mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fingerboard. The Burstbucker Pro PAF pickups offer characteristic harmonic complexity and sweetness, qualities in part derived from their unmatched bobbin windings. Fatter and slightly meatier than a typical PAF, these pickups positively sing with more drive and attack, thanks to the Alnico V magnet design, while also offering excellent noise rejection for high gain scenarios. This Les Paul Standard has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: SlimTaper C, measuring .820” 1st fret, .890” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, compound 10-16” radius, pearloid trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, Plek'd
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, TekToid self-lubricating
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatic locking
-Serialization: 18-prefix, “Made in USA 2018 Model” stamp

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany (two-piece), two-piece AAA maple top
-Pickups: Burstbucker Pro PAF x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, push/pull coil taps at Volume knobs, neck Tone push/pull for Phase Reversal, bridge Tone push/pull for Pure Bypass
-Hardware: Nashville bridge, Stopbar
-Plastics: Amber bonnet knobs

The gloss Blood Orange Burst nitro lacquer finish highlights the tight, straight flame figuring in the bookmatched AAA maple top, and there is very subtle lacquer checking on the treble side of the top and along the center seam for the two-piece mahogany back. There's barely a scratch on the body, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is equally pristine.

The original Gibson brown tolex hardshell case is included along with all factory paperwork/tags, case candy and the original (uninstalled) pickguard and switch surround.