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Sunday, 12 July 2009

More Sparkle: Les Paul Standard by the Gibson Custom

Ending the "Sparkle Les Paul" week here at IconicGuitars.

I now bring you the very rare to follow on the Les Paul Special Red Sparkle and the Les Paul Custom Red Sparkle -also by the Custom Shop.

Les Paul Standard Emerald Sparkle by the Gibson Custom Shop
Apart from the gold hardware which I am no fan of, this 2008 Les Paul Standard is an interesting and unique guitar with this dark green sparkle finish on all its surface (body, back, neck, headstock). This seems to be a custom order with the following feats:

  • Special Ordered Emerald Sparkle Finish with no Pickguard
  • Mahogany body with carved maple top
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • 50's rounded mahogany neck
  • Dark Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Gold hardware
  • Gibson '57 Classic Pickups
Price tag is a bit high at $2,995. Had I that kind of money now, it would probably go towards a Gibson Custom Shop '58 re-issue. But still, if you want a unique guitar and this finish is your bag, you'll probably the only one out there with such a guitar! Full listing here.