Gibson Les Paul Standard 2005 True Yamano Honeyburst AAA Flametop Non-Chambered

Gibson Les Paul Standard 2005 True Yamano Honeyburst AAA Flametop Non-Chambered

£2,395.00Price

p here we have a 2005 Honeyburst Standard that thinks it’s a Custom Shop historic ’59 reissue. This truly is an exceptional top for a Standard. It’s a Yamano export (no surprises there then) which was hand-selected and shipped to Japan (read up on the Yamano’s if you are not familiar with them, they have some of the best tops you will find on Gibson Les Pauls) and being from 2005 you have the added benefit of it being non-chambered. It has it’s original Yamano certificate with it along with other case docs and the unused pickgard. Now let’s talk about this top! It is a superb example of a flametop, a lovely carve with a real vintage tight and strong flame (think Greenie) complemented by distinctive maple graining running from top to bottom. It looks great from every angle. It has a great feeling ’59 profile neck carve. It was built in Gibson’s Nashville plant and finished on July 31st 2005, which is just before Gibson introduced chambering on their standards so yes, it’s non-chambered. There is still plenty of life in the frets (never had a refret so still has its fret end binding), the truss rod is fine and the neck is straight. No problems either structurally or electrically. Unchambered weight is 4.2kg. Very clean with no buckle rash or massive dings, it’s a beautiful guitar with just light playwear. Some patina on the metal hardware giving it a VOS feel. Nothing bad has ever happened to it with absolutely no breaks or repairs etc. Comes with its original Gibson HSC, which is also in excellent condition. A rare chance to get your hands on a top quality original Yamano flamed Les Paul Standard with a really exceptional top, much better than your average Les Paul Standard.

 

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