This is a used 1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cut Plus (Double Cutaway, DC) in pristine 100% all original condition. This particular example, serial number 96278445, comes complete with the original case, original warranty paperwork, original Gibson strings hangtag, original adjustment tool, and original purchase receipt. With absolutely no issues whatsoever (i.e. no breaks, no cracks, no repairs, no mods), this dead stock example is likely to be one of the nicest to be made available online.
This well-designed popular guitar was unfortunately discontinued several years ago. This beautiful specimen features a Midnight Burst (translucent blue) finish over an undeniably incredible AAA flame maple top.
It also features:
-Carved figured AAA maple top
-Chambered mahogany body
-’60s-style slim taper neck profile
-24-3/4″ scale length
-1-11/16″ nut width
-2.062″ wide at 12th fret
-Pearloid trapezoid inlays
-Single-ply fingerboard binding
-Amber top hat knobs
-Grover kidney tuners
-490R Alnico magnet neck humbucker
-498T Alnico magnet bridge humbucker
-One volume, one tone, and three-way pickup switch
-Setup with Gibson Brite Wires .010-.046
Includes Gibson USA brown hardshell case with classic vintage-inspried pink plush interior and gold Gibson USA logo.
This guitar was recently setup up with Pyramid 9-42 gauge strings, and it plays incredibly well. The combination of perfectly low action, and medium/jumbo frets, creates seemingly effortless playability. The neck profile is reminiscent of a ’60 profile, however, it is on the deeper side, so it would be comfortable for both those who prefer larger ’59 neck profiles as well.
As can be viewed in one of the photos, the guitar weighs under 7.5 lbs., and being the weight of a light Strat or Tele, this really makes a difference for those who intend on using Les Paul with a strap.
The guitar still retains the original protective plastic on the back plate! Yes, there is minimal shop/practice wear, but nothing that indicates normal or habitual use. The gold hardware is 95% intact exhibiting very minor wear only.
While obviously referencing a Les Paul/PRS hybrid, this guitar is perfect both vintage enthusiasts and modern players. As previously mentioned, since being discontinued several years ago, this guitar is only going to increase in value, and is a very wise investment-grade instrument.