1997 Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul Elegant

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  1. darth550

    darth550 Senior Member

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    This is a stunning guitar with a AAAAA flame top in "Antique natural". Built in the Gibson Custom Shop in 1997, this guitar features a beautiful ebony board with abalone inlays and a long neck tenon. Plays and sounds as good as it looks! Weighs a little over 8'.

    Came stock with aged Grover tuners and '57 Classics. Upgraded to 50's wiring and upgraded PIO caps by a professional luthier. I also added pointers to make it look even cooler. It has been played and shows normal signs of wear.Couple minor dings but nothing into the wood.

    It also comes in a Lifton case which is worth over $300 alone...

    Check it out

    $2650 + Shipping

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  2. freebyrd 69

    freebyrd 69 Premium Member

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    Killer!!! Great seller, and stellar axe here!!
     
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    Ooh I love naturals so much! What's the neck like on these? Is it the super thin, flat shape they used for classics of the same era?
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Damn,that’s one beautiful guitar!!! I bet this doesn’t stay in here long!
     
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  5. darth550

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    It has a compound radius neck that's 12" at the 1st fret and rounds out toward the 12th. It is fatter than the 60 slim taper, but thinner than the typical historic neck.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I’ll be damn,it’s still here?? Hmmmm.....might have to redo my numbers crunching
     
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    Hangers Senior Member

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    Wow what a beauty. Somebody is going to be happy!
     
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    Iron Blimp Senior Member

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    image.jpeg FYI- I have the exact same guitar- the Custom a Shop was relatively new then - no COA's came with these. They only made 3 finishes in '97 and this is the Butterscotch which both Gibson and Vintage Guitar Magazine show a total of 187 made in 1997, first year of production. Rare bird in the scheme of things...GLWTS.
     
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  9. darth550

    darth550 Senior Member

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    Great top on that one as well!
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    I'm digging that figured mahogany on the back. Beautiful... glwts!
     
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    defcrew Senior Member

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    What a cool piece. GLWS
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
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    Elegant is sold.
     
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