This is a used 1994 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar with a highly attractive AAA Premium Plus flame maple top. This particular example, serial number 94047678, is in very nice original condition and includes the original Gibson hard shell case! Most Historic models don’t feature a top that can rival the exotic quality of this beauty!
This 1994 Gibson Les Paul Standard features; a 2-piece book-matched flame maple AAA Premium Plus top, a 1-piece mahogany neck, a non-chambered body construction, a beautiful amber finish, (2) Pat. No. Gibson humbuckers, trapezoid Mother of Pearl inlays, Kluson Deluxe tuners chrome hardware and the original hard shell case.
As mentioned, this Les Paul Standard is good original condition, though it appears the top was professionally refinished from a cherry color to this amazing amber appearance. Otherwise, there are no modifications, no cracks, no breaks, no repairs, no replaced parts. It does exhibit some typical playing wear, and several significant chips, as pictured below. One of which is near the bottom strap pin on the back of the body. There is also some clear coat chipping near the tuning machines on the headstock veneer, though the tuners are original and there are no additional holes anywhere on the guitar. The only fret wear visible is on the first three frets, and the original medium-jumbo frets are in very excellent condition.
With regard to function, this Les Paul is fantastic. The neck is perfectly straight. Both pickups work flawlessly, all pots work great, and all corresponding hardware is in near perfect condition. The guitar weighs 9 lbs. 9 oz.
The case is in excellent condition and shows itâs been holding this guitar inside for the past 14 years. All latches work perfectly and the case does not exhibit any odors.
Note about the serial number: 1994 was one of the “exceptions to the rule” with regard to the serial numbers de-coding. In 1994, Gibson’s Centennial year, the first 2 digits represented the last 2 of the production year, while the remaining 6 digits represents the overall production number during that year.