2005 Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

First off: sorry about clipping the input on the video here and there!

This is certainly a rock-n-roll machine. All of the different variations of US-made Les Paul Studios I've played have been straightforward, practical, utility guitars with just enough class to let them stand-out a bit on stage. For instance: this guy has some nice flamed maple on top and gold hardware to set-off its sunburst finish. A little swankier than a Special, right?

While this guitar has definitely been played (the frets had plenty of wear up and down the board before work) and appears to have had any number of gigs under its belt (the case is scuffed, nicked, and dinged and the back of the guitar has buckle-wear and a few long scuffs), it doesn't seem to have been neglected too much. It only needed minor work to get it playing right.

It has a very traditional modern-voiced Les Paul setup with two girthy-sounding humbuckers, a 3-way switch, and independent volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Work included: a fret level/dress, setup, and pickup balancing. It plays spot-on with hair-over 1/16" EA and 1/16" DGBE at the 12th fret. The neck is straight and the truss works.

Scale length: 24 5/8"
Nut width: 1 11/16"
String spacing at nut: 1 3/8"
String spacing at saddle: 2 1/16"
Lower bout width: 12 7/8"
Upper bout width: 9 1/4"
Side depth at endpin: 1 3/4"
Overall body depth: ~2 1/8"
Top wood: solid flamed maple
Body wood: mahogany
Neck wood: mahogany
Neck profile: 12" radius board, mild-to-medium C-shaped rear
Fretboard: rosewood

Condition notes: All original! There are minor dings around the top and back edges, scuffs on the back, and a finish-drip at the rear of the headstock. It looks quite good, though, even though the finish has use-wear throughout.

It comes with: its original, TKL, Gibson-branded hard case.

It's been played enough that the gold plating on the pickups and bridge hardware is worn around the edges.

The serial number stamp at the back of the headstock is very faint but it reads 01095668. The numbers in bold signify the year of manufacture.

There's some white scuffing and scratching on the back that I did not remove as it's likely I'd just muck-up the finish some more while doing so.

I've put the back of the headstock in some harsh glare so you can see the odd finish-drip below the tuners.