1985 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Wine Red - Custom Shop Edition Label
S#: 8269 5503AVAILABLE
GIBSON Les Paul Standard - WINE RED - 1985 "Custom Shop Edition" Label on headstock. "pat. appl. for" stickers on pick-up rings. OHSC - Molded w/blue lining. Smooth sleek neck with low fast frets. Bit of a neck DING (pinky finger size) on thumb side behind nut. Custom Shop wasn't Custom Shop until '93, but in '83 they started putting labels on pieces that were other than catalog offering. Appears this Wine Red was officially offered in 1986 catalog, not '85. That said, this one was made by hands that could clearly have worked in today's custom shop. Forget the year and sticker, this is a mammoth player. Remember ALL guitars are not created equal.
Notable wear evident in photo gallery: The pick up ring on treble pick-up is cracked in couple places. Some finish checking on top, very faint only in certain light. Pretty substantial ding behind the nut on back of neck. There are what
appear to be related stress cracks in finish on neck heel. Someone
must have let this baby hit the edge of something, but other than the
battle scar, it totally recovered without structural injury. Just more
reasons why this baby is a total player. Top and back and along sides especially at end pin end, there are various scratches evidencing this very playable guitar must be used and not devoted to a wall mount!
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