Here is a used 2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar. This limited edition Les Paul features a Cherry Red finish over a 2-piece Mahogany top, as well as, a trio of exposed Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups. Announced on January 21st, 2002 for it’s imminent Winter NAMM show premier, this short-lived special 3-pickup “Mahogany” Les Paul model was discontinued within the following year. With it’s clever combination of both Les Paul Standard and Les Paul Custom model appointments, clearly, Gibson decided to borrow the best from each. In fact, there are several vintage original ’59-’60 Les Paul Customs which were finished in Cherry, and happen to look a lot like this guitar. So, weather it was crafted in homage to the elusive originals, or re-invented to appease the requests of customers, it’s reprise didn’t last long, and it has since become a discontinued Gibson modern classic.
This particular example, serial number 00512350, is in near mint 100% all original condition and includes the original case, as well as; the original strap, the original warranty tag, the original polish cloth, the original owner’s manual and original Gibson picks.
Serial Number: 00512350
Pickup Resistance: 15.23Ω (bridge), 11.94Ω (neck)
Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz.
This ’02 Les Paul Standard features: a carved Mahogany top, a non-chambered Mahogany body construction, 1-piece mahogany neck, bound Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid Mother of Pearl inlays, (3) Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups (factory without covers), Gibson Deluxe tuning machines, Nashville bridge, nickel hardware, cream parts, gold top hate knobs, and an original black Gibson case.
Highly regarded as one of the more interesting Les Pauls of the new millennium, the 3-pickup Mahogany Standard is really a fantastic instrument. It features a ’60s-style slim-taper neck profile, which is highly comfortable and easy to play. It is super dynamic, and the middle pickup adds substantial variability. It’s a little on the heavy side, but that’s because it isn’t chambered like others from this era. With very minimal playing wear on the back of the body, this guitar has been well maintained by the original, and only, owner since new. Do a little research online, and see why everyone raves about this great guitar.