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>2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded Killer Top With Upgrades
2005 Les Paul Standard Faded
This guitar is great. I'll assume if you're looking at this, you know a bit about it, so I'll hit on what makes this guitar unique.
First of all, look at that flame top! This top is amazing because it MOVES in 3d.. from some angles it's not there at all, and from others its AAAAA. Find a Better Top...I've not seen one!
It has a solid (Weight relieved) Body like all the Les Pauls since the mid 80's. None of this chambered hollowbody nonsense. I believe this was the last or second to last year for a solid body faded. According to my bathroom scale, it's 8lbs 10oz.
It's worn in, the nickel is starting to look aged, the neck is getting silky (No wear through on finish anywhere though). It has a few bumps here and there, i've included the only two I could get to show up in photographs as a close up.
It has the fast 60's neck. You can't get that on any new les paul, or any of the later fadeds.
The finish has been polished out with the Virtuoso guitar polish and cleaning system, giving it a nice warm vintage sheen instead of the dull lifeless finish these came with stock.
I'm a tone hound, all my guitars get the following upgrades, this one was no different:
Fitted for Schaller Strap Locks
Faber Tone Lock Tailpiece Studs: Faber "Tone-Lock" Locking STEEL Studs/Spacer Rings: Pro Sustainer System, superior tailpiece locking solution. Solid "No Gap" technology locks tailpiece to studs for superior sustain, even when raised off the body.
Faber Steel Bridge Studs: These solid steel conversion studs replace the zinc inserts driven into your guitar, they thread into the wood like a real 50's les paul for optimum tone transfer and sustain.
RS Guitarworks Pots and Caps: Great clarity, tone, and optimum custom tapers on the volume and tone pots for smooth swells and easy adjustments.
These upgrades weren't cheap, and they do make a difference. Pickups are stock Burstbucker Pro's, but I've added official gibson nickel covers because they look awesome.
The pickguard is a screwless design that doesn't leave nasty holes in the guitar, and is a more authentic color than the barbie pink gibson has been churning out.
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