This Les Paul delivers great growl and clarity in the bridge position, a balanced and detailed middle position, and plenty of warmth and fullness at the neck. The guitar weighs in at 9lbs and doesn't break the back, an impressive feat for a solid (non-weight relieved) mahogany bodied instrument! Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with 10-46 strings, this Les Paul is simply a joy to play with low, slinky action and spot-on intonation. The neck has a C shaped profile that's notably slender at the nut, growing in depth and gaining more fullness in the shoulders as you move up the fretboard.
The original jumbo frets have been leveled and crowned in the guitar's lifetime, showing moderate, uniform wear on frets 1-3, and lighter wear on the crowns beneath the B and G strings until fret 7. The guitar plays cleanly in all positions with no buzzing or dead spots.The nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width, and the face of the headstock retains the "Studio truss rod cover. The tuners have been upgraded to Grover Deluxe gears that match the footprint and style of the originals while boasting more a more reliable gear ratio. The original Nashville bridge and tailpiece are also present along with all of the original plastic parts.
Cosmetically, this guitar shows m. Oderate buckle rash on back, with a few nicks and dings along with wear through the ebony nitro lacquer finish near the rear control plate cover, rear strap button, and where the forearm crosses the top. The guitar is structurally sound, with no repairs or cracks, and the original ebony gloss nitro lacquer finish is 100% original with no touchups or overspray. The original "chainsaw" hardshell case with Gibson logo on the exterior and working latches is included. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid.We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1985 Gibson Les Paul Studio Vintage Electric Guitar Ebony, Tim Shaw PAFs & Case" is in sale since Wednesday, July 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.