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Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cutaway 1997

A great players guitar. It sounds and plays fantastic. A true rock machine.

The guitar intonates and stays in tune as it should. The truss rod works great. It feels like it was lubricated recently. Over all the guitar has been very well cared for.
The electronics work fine. The neck pickup is hotter than the bridge one.

The action is fast and low with no dead frets, buzzing or choking. My guess is that there was a fret level not too long ago. They are as low as expected for a 22 year old guitar that has been well played, but they still have plenty of life.

The tuners are stamped Gibson Deluxe on the back. Since they don’t have the white plastic buttons they aren’t original but they have the patina of being 15-20 years old.

The guitar weights 7.12lbs

The neck profile is slim by the headstock but gets rounder toward the body. It almost reminds me of a 70s SG neck profile without the volute. The thickness at the 1st fret is .812 and is .905 at the 12th fret. The only reason I’m selling this guitar is I need a slimmer neck profile high up.There are small dings on the guitar. Please see look at the pictures closely.

Serial number is 91027719. That and the Made in USA stamp are difficult to see. During the neck repair some lacquer must have been over sprayed which buried it a bit, but they are there if you look really, really closely in the right light. The guitar was made on April 12, 1997 in Nashville, TN.

The neck repair is professionally done. They did a great job. It’s smooth and unnoticeable when playing and difficult to see from a distance.  

And, just to be clear, this guitar IS structurally sound. I bought it from someone in Japan who mailed it in a gigbag and it was barely out of tune when I received it.

It comes with a brand new aftermarket hard shell case.

For local pick up the shipping charge can be reimbursed in cash, or I will drop the purchase price to adjust.

* No trades.

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Brand Gibson
Model Les Paul Special Double Cutaway
Finish Dark Heritage Cherry
Categories Solid Body
Year 1997
Made In United States
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Body Material Mahogany
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Body Shape Double Cutaway
Number of Strings 6 String
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Neck Material Mahogany
Finish Style Gloss
Body Type Solid Body

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Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cutaway 1997 Dark Heritage Cherry
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