Yeah, I have a Les Paul Special which was part of some limited run supposed to be for the Japanese market only. But somehow a few did end up for sale here in the UK.Japan is the #2 market for Gibson after the USA -- huge number of Gibsons go to Japan. There are a bunch of Japanese dealer special configurations that are only seen in Japan.
Same here, glad I got mine a few years ago when they were almost half of nowadays' prices.Crazy. I'm glad I found mine when I did, and that I still prefer it above any other guitar I've ever owned.
I'm priced way out of even the 2nd hand market by now in any case.
These were not chambered hence the 9lb 12oz weight.So I just acquired this faded Les Paul from a trade on Tuesday, and my initial reaction was going to be to sell it, but I just love it too much to get rid of. I've been reading this thread and am at about page 40, but can anyone tell me if this is part of the Canada limited run that this thread is all about? It's a 2012, and the guy who traded it had opened it up and there is a 57 classic in the neck and 57 classic plus in the bridge, and 50s wiring. Reading this thread though, I think these are supposed to be chambered, but mine weighs in at 9lb 12oz. Does this sound right? Thanks for any information!
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