Gibson 1996 Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Quilted Tobacco Burst Yamano w/ OHSC
Every now & then a Les Paul comes along that stops us in our tracks. This is one of those guitars! Quite simply one of the most beautiful quilted Custom Shop Standards we have ever had for sale. It has an astounding 2-piece Tobacco Burst quilted maple top with mahogany back and neck. It’s a real head-turner and here aren’t many of these out there. It’s from 1996, (bang in the middle of Gibson’s good wood era), built in Gibson’s USA Nashville plant. It’s perhaps unsurprising that it was hand-selected by Yamano for export to Japan, which bears testimony to Yamano getting all the greatest Les Paul tops in the period they imported for Gibson. It’s in all original condition with a comfortable ‘59 neck profile and weighs in at a good solid 4kg. Plenty of life left in the frets (never been refretted, still has its fret end binding), the truss rod is fine and the neck is dead straight. No problems either structurally or electrically. There is obviously a little wear, with a buckle scratch on the back. Other than that, there’s just light playwear commensurate with age. There have been absolutely no breaks or repairs. Has some fine finish checking in the nitro. Comes with Japanese Yamano booklet & red-lined tan Gibson HSC in excellent condition with all latches working fine. I’ll let the pics tell the rest of the story, tops like this come around very rarely so don’t miss it, a great playing Les Paul and an being a Yamano with a top like this, an excellent investment opportunity!
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.