Gibson Les Paul 1956 (R6) Pre-Historic 1992 Yamano Order Goldtop w/ OHSC Yamano

Gibson Les Paul 1956 (R6) Pre-Historic 1992 Yamano Order Goldtop w/ OHSC Yamano

£4,295.00Price

For sale here we have a very rare one. It’s a scarce Pre-Historic 1956 reissue from 1992. We don’t see many pre-historics of this classic reissue. On top of that, it’s a true Yamano order which made it to Japan (which is where we found it). Read up on these Yamano’s if you don’t already know… Yamano had a lot of sway in what guitars they got to pick due to the volume they imported from the USA to Japan from the 90’s to the mid 2000’s (a period which also coincided with some of Gibson’s finest work). It is said they had the pick of the bunch when it came to choosing the guitars they took back with them. This is one such guitar. It’s a stunning pre-historic '56 Reissue. The Pre-historics have a reputation as amazing guitars despite not being 100% historically correct, or perhaps because of it? Anyway this thing has beautifully carved top. It is resonant and open and the original P-90’s sound brutal; these were Gibson’s first attempt at historically accurate 50’s P-90 replicas. The neck is worn, smooth and fast with a chunky ’50’s profile carve. I’m not sure where Gibson sourced the rosewood for this fingerboard, but it is amazing quality, it is almost black with super tight grain. We had to do an Ebony double-take! Neck is dead straight, truss rod checked and functioning fine, plenty of life left in the newly polished frets, which still have their nibs. Weight is a good non-chambered 4.5kg. Condition wise it has some nice vintage looking finish checking coming in from the edges, which are beginning to get that green oxidised look creeping in that looks so good on vintage goldtops. There are few scratches over the body as you’d expect for almost 3 decades old. The binding is nice and tight and has naturally aged to a deep yellow with some checking. There is some buckle lines on the back. No history of breaks or repairs. You get all of the great looking gentle vintage ageing with none of the bad stuff! The dark line you see on the back of the headstock is a thick distinctive line of mahogany grain which looks pretty cool. The A-string tuning post has a slight kink, but is perfectly functional. Complete with original tan hardshell case with pink silk shroud, in fine working condition. This is a very cool old Pre-historic with all the gentle aging you could want but none of the bad or ugly stuff you usually get. It’s well along the road to being a real vintage looker. These early 90’s pre-historics are becoming very sought after today. A great looking/playing ’56 Pre Historic and a superb investment. Don’t miss it!

 

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We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special. All pictures are of actual guitar, we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.