Excellent condition featuring single cutaway one piece mahogany body, two piece curly maple top with Faded Tobacco Burst finish, two Throbak PG-102 humbucking pickups (Peter Green set) with aged covers and cream colored plastic pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with steel pointers and gold bonnet knobs, three-way pickup selector switch with thin plastic cream colored Rhythm and Treble ring and aged plastic tip, stop tailpiece, ABR-1 tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge, single ply cream colored elevated plastic pickguard with metal mounting bracket, one piece mahogany neck, bound Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, Gibson open book peghead shape, black peghead face with pearl Gibson logo and Les Paul model silkscreen logo, multi-ply black and white bell shaped truss rod cover, Kluson Deluxe single line tuning machines with keystone buttons, single ply black plastic electronics control cavity plate cover and switch cavity cover, two metal strap buttons, original brown Lifton style Gibson hard shell case with pink plush lining and COA. This guitar weighs 8lb 13oz.
This 2014 Gibson Les Paul R9 is in excellent cosmetic condition showing hardly any signs of play wear throughout. The neck profile is that of a late 50s Les Paul carve and feels perfect in hand with just enough chunkiness. The frets show little to no signs of use and have tons of life left in them. This instrument has been professionally set up and plays outstanding up and down the fingerboard. The Peter Green set of Throbak pickups sound ridiculously good and really deliver the woody and articulate cutting tone that golden era Gibson guitars are famous for and are a major upgrade to this guitar (the original pickups are not included). The top on this guitar looks fantastic and has beautiful curl which pops in different light angles (see photos). The beautifully figured maple top looks extremely attractive with the Faded Tobacco Burst finish. It's also worth noting that the piece of mahogany used for the back of this guitar is finely figured as well and really adds to the overall appeal and vibe. This Les Paul is a dynamite player, a definite looker and one of the very best reissue Les Pauls I've played. If you're looking for an overall outstanding guitar, this one is top shelf.