2005 LP Standard?

Biffelonius

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Hi Guys & Girls,

I've been offered this guitar but frankly don't quite know enough to be able to verify it myself. I'm told it's a 2005 Standard (the guy thinks, at least) - which is backed up by the serial no... But I'm not a massive fan of how the binding looks & it's planted seeds of doubt in my mind!

Would any of you lovely people be so kind as to offer any opinions!

Thanks a million!
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akuster777

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I have a 2005 Standard, black, a great player, excellent neck, super heavy, pretty petina on the binding. I'd say if it feels and sounds good to you and if its a good price, get it.
 

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Looks OK to me too. Serial # with 9 digits is correct for December 14th 2005 (8 digits before early July 2005, 9 digits after,) nothing wrong or excessive concerning the binding (I have 5 Standards and all have small binding issues,) logo & silkscreen are OK, same for the tuners, knobs etc...
 

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The only thing that looks odd is the Wound by PS sticker on the pup. Were they doing that style in 2005? Later versions are definitely different. Can you get a pic of the control cavity? The guitar looks fine but maybe the pups were changed.

This is what the sticker looked like on my 2013 SG.

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akuster777

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FYI here's a pic of the backs of the original pickups from my 2005 Standard, I since have replaced and sold them.

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Pics of the backs of the original pickups from my 2005 Standard: same sticker (I crossed out the V s and replaced them by II s because I changed the Alnico V magnets for Alnico II.)


 

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It looks legit so it is all up now to your personal taste in terms of look and feel of the guitar... for me, I don’t like the finish.. looks like rim burst.. not my cup of tea
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I’m no expert compared to must on this forum, but it looks good to me - I’d play it and see what you think - good luck on your endeavor there!
 

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I think they were the early Burstbucker Pros, AL V for Alnico 5. The neck sounded pretty good, the bridge not as good. I have Electric City Pickups T top clones in there now, and they sound much better to me.
 

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nut looks funky to me. but it looks to be original as one of the pictures with the nut shown has stain on it that is in line with the binding. img_5253 is the one I am referring to. looks like somebody filed the tuner side down leaving a sharp edge on the fretboard top side of the nut.
but the rest looks good.
 

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Looks OK to me too. Serial # with 9 digits is correct for December 14th 2005 (8 digits before early July 2005, 9 digits after,) nothing wrong or excessive concerning the binding (I have 5 Standards and all have small binding issues,) logo & silkscreen are OK, same for the tuners, knobs etc...
All this^:yesway:

In fact.for those that have had Lesters for a long time,those are age verifiers unique to real gibsons.All my Gibby's have them too...the frets look fresh,a bonus for a 15 year old guitar.Lots of playing life left!
 

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Nice Les Paul. If it's in your budget and it plays and sounds good I would grab it.
 


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