Gibson Les Paul Classic Vintage 1991 Japan Yamano Ink Stamped Honeyburst OHSC

Gibson Les Paul Classic Vintage 1991 Japan Yamano Ink Stamped Honeyburst OHSC

£2,595.00Price

Natural vintage ageing on a 90's Les Paul doesn't get much better looking than this. Here is a stunning old non-chambered Gibson Les Paul Classic Honeyburst from 1991. The 90’s Classics are phenomenal guitars & what makes this one even more special is that it's a Yamano order, selected for export to Japan (please read up on the Yamano Gibsons if you are not familiar with them). It's one of the earliest Classics you will see, from way back when they were ink stamped. It looks and plays fantastic with some beautiful natural ageing all over... It has aged to a very dark honeyburst over the years with natural nitrocellulose checking all over the body and a worn dull look to the lacquer (the kind that Gibson likes to call VOS nowadays). The plastics and binding have turned a very deep yellow and the metal hardware has taken on a tarnished grey patina. It’s got all the great looking ageing with none of the bad stuff and is well along the road to being a real vintage stunner. No green inlays on this old beauty! It’s three decades old now so there is obviously some playwear, plenty of bumps and scuffs, some wear around the headstock edges etc, which all adds to the appeal on this one. It's had replacement strap pins dropped in at some point. Being a Classic it has a thin 60’s neck and weighs in at 4.5kg. There is plenty of life in the frets which have never been replaced so still have their fret-end binding intact, the truss rod is fine and the neck is straight. Has its original pickups which sound great. No problems structurally or electrically. Absolutely no history of breaks or repairs. Why anyone would choose a sterile new Les Paul over a beautiful old worn in guitar like this I will never understand. Complete with original 1990’s Tan Gibson HSC with pink lining and silk shroud. Worn but all latches fine and combi-lock are working with no problems. A very special 60's Gibson Les Paul honeyburst Classic from the great Classic years. 

 

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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.