Gibson Les Paul Luthman Axcess Custom Shop Joe Perry Gold Rush Prototype Aerosmith 2018 Aged Goldtop

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About This Listing

Here’s literally something you don’t see every day. In 2018, Luthman Scandinavia, the Scandinavian importer of Gibson guitars, commissioned a series of 6 prototype guitars from the Gibson Custom Shop. One of them was this guitar, a ’57 style Goldtop Les Paul but with one pickup and a Wilkinson trem.

As fate would have it, Aerosmith legend Joe Perry happened to visit the Gibson Custom Shop while this guitar was being readied for shipment, saw it, played it, and loved it so much that he had to have one just like it. So was born the 2019 Limited Edition Joe Perry “Gold Rush” Les Paul Axcess, and the rest is history, but THIS is the guitar that started it all. Marketing stuff apart, the official story on spending three long years on R&D between Gibson Custom Shop and Joe Perry stops back in 2018, when Joe discovered this small 6 guitars batch...

If you do your webwork, you even can find some information on this story.

It’s completely handbuilt, with some of the most beautiful aging we have ever seen on a Gibson, lightweight, and sounds killer. It comes with its original aged Lifton style case. The original COA does come with the guitar, stating  “LUTHMAN2” serial number. 

I've been lucky enough to be able to compare one Aged & Signed JP Goldrush, one "un-signed" JP Goldrush and this Luthman 2. Signature and serial numbers apart, they're IDENTICAL in aging process, weight, specs and sound.

This guitar is part of a very small batch of only 6 guitars : it's even rarest than the signed units...

Body Shape: Les Paul
Top: 2 Piece Plain Maple
Back: 1-Piece Mahogany
Binding: Cream
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (Aged)

Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: ’59 C-shape
Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Chrome-plated Brass Precision Roller Nut
Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.24″ / 56.89mm
Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
Joint: Long Tenon, Axcess Contour Heel

Finish: Chrome
Tuner Plating: Chrome
Bridge: Wilkinson/Gotoh VS100N Tremolo
Tailpiece: Wilkinson/Gotoh VS100N Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Grover Kidney
Pickguard: None
TrussRod: Classic
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
Control Covers: Black
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Mounting Rings: Cream
Pickup Covers: Nickel

Bridge Pickup: 498T Humbucker (4-Conductor)
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone with Push/Pull Coil Splitter
Pickup Selector: None
Output Jack: Switchcraft

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • United States
Right / Left Handed
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