Gibson Vintage 1988 Les Paul Silverburst 'Showcase Edition' 200 Worldwide

Gibson Vintage 1988 Les Paul Silverburst 'Showcase Edition' 200 Worldwide

£3,895.00Price

You are looking a very cool vintage 1988 Gibson USA Showcase Edition Silverburst Les Paul. This is an awesome Standard and one of only 200 ever made by Gibson. It was Gibson’s ‘Guitar of the Month’ back in 1988 (May I think). It particular old stunner has some beautiful aged mojo going on with the vintage teardrop silverbust yellowing and fine finish checking all over. It’s well along the road to being a real vintage looker. Nothing bad has ever happened to it. No break or repairs. These are well worth investigating if you are not familiar with them. It has a carved maple top with mahogany body and neck. EBONY fingerboard with MOP inlays, all black hardware with Grovers. It would have originally come with EMGs but has had 490r and 490t Gibson humbuckers fitted. It’s also had witch hat knobs added and Sprague capacitors. As mentioned above, there is plenty of playwear and cool looking ageing, especially the classic yellow colour that old Silverburst’s develop over time. Lots of fine finish checking that looks awesome and the binding has turned dark yellow, which again, looks very cool. There is a sticker mark & buckle rash on the back and just the general bumps & scrapes your expect to find on an 80’s Les Paul. Some wear to the back of the neck per the pics. Weight is 4.7kg. There are no problems either structurally or electrically. There’s plenty of life in the frets, the truss rod is fine and the neck is straight. Complete with 80’s Gibson tan HSC. A bit tatty but working fine. If you are looking at an old old Silverburst Les Paul you wont go wrong with this vintage beauty. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the U.S, Canada, Australia, Europe and of course the UK.