This is a used 1995 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar with a highly attractive flame maple top. This particular example, serial number 90255384, is in very excellent all original condition and includes a Gibson hard shell case! The exaggerated flame appears subtle under the dark stealth finish, but when the light catches the grain, this Les Paul flashes wood figure that trumps most Custom Shop made guitars! This cool combo is rare on a Les Paul Standard from the ’90s, so take advantage of this offer!
Serial Number: 90255384
Pickup Resistance: 13.31Î©(bridge), 7.75Î©(neck)
Pickup Cavity Info: “WB” (neck), “LPS” (bridge)
Weight: 9 lbs. 13 oz.
This 1995 Gibson Les Paul Standard features; a 2-piece book-matched flame maple top, a 1-piece mahogany neck, a non-chambered body construction, a beautiful dark “Wine Burst” finish, (2) Gibson stamped humbucking pickups, trapezoid Mother of Pearl inlays, vintage style Gibson Deluxe tuning machines, a Nashville bridge, chrome hardware, gold “speed” knobs, factory no pickguard, and a new hard shell case.
As mentioned, this Les Paul Standard is in very excellent original condition. There are no modifications, no cracks, no breaks, no repairs, nor replaced parts. It doesn’t exhibit much playing wear, but does display an inordinate amount of unfortunate dings from a guitar stand on the back of the neck. While most of these dings do not penetrate the finish, it is noticeable when playing. It may be possible for these dings to be polished and buffed out, as to not be an issue, but we will let the new owner decide how to proceed. Otherwise, there are only about 3 dings on the entire body of the guitar. The original medium-jumbo frets are in very excellent condition and do not exhibit fret wear.
With regard to function, this Les Paul is fantastic. The neck is perfectly straight, with an amazing neck angle that makes for purely perfect playability. The shallow-C neck profile features a slim taper shape, with medium depth. It feels fantastic, and is a nice compromise between the very thin ’60s type and the bulky ’59 profile.
Both pickups sound exceptional and quite loud, all pots work great, and all corresponding hardware is in near perfect condition.
As detailed above, the guitar weighs 9 lbs. 13 oz. The case is in very excellent condition and does not exhibit any odors.
Hurry and buy a great vintage spec. Les Paul from this era before they jump up in price. With recent allegations about Gibson’s wood importing techniques, many models have experienced a dramatic decrease in quality materials, vintage-style craftsmanship, authentic woods, and organic finishes, and the consensus is that Les Pauls made during the ’90s are fantastic bargains… especially those with special tops. Don’t buy a chambered-body excuse for a solid-body instrument, when you can buy a beautiful specimen like this for the same! This is both a great opportunity and a great investment, so act now!