1955 Gibson Les Paul Standard Nr MINT! + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Les Paul Standard
Year: 1955
Finish: Gold
Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight (kg): 3.65

Case: Correct Lifton 5 latch hardshell
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany with maple cap
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single Line Single Ring
Pickups: 2 x Correct P90
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 4 x Correct 500k Centrelab

    If you are looking for what could be the very best example of a wrap tail 50's LP Goldtop on the planet then you have probably found it... Its also one of the lightest weight examples we have seen too!

    Released in 1952, the design of the Les Paul undertook some dramatic changes in its first few years. By 1954, the tailpiece was changed from the controversial trapeze design to a wraparound and, possibly more importantly, the angle of the neck was increased in late 53 to improve the action and adjustability of the bridge.

    This is a wonderful, totally near MINT guitar. The gold of the top has retained its lustrous finish and there isn't a mark to be seen. There is no sign of greening to the finish. Mostly free of checking, this guitar has been very well cared for.The clear coat on the back really accentuates the grain and colour of the mahogany. 

    The fretboard is in MINT shape as is the neck. The original frets look to be barely used.

    The bridge shows no signs of corrosion and the plastics too are well preserved. 

    The electronics are all correct. All the solder joints look unmolested and the pickups are both strong and very evenly balanced with the classic mellowness and bite you expect from a 50’s vintage P-90 Gibson.

    The guitar comes with its correct Lifton 1955, 5 latch case that seems to have been as well cared for as the guitar.

    Sonically this guitar is a joy. Both pickups are well balanced and deliver those 50s tones with aplomb. There’s plenty of scope here, from Hairy Fuzzy neck tones through smoother combined sounds to the biting snarl of the bridge pickup. It will make you question why you need any other guitar in your life.

    A bucket list guitar if ever there was one, there is no reason why this guitar shouldn't be in your collection. Grab it before it gets away…


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