It is a 6 String Solid Body Right-Handed Electric Guitar. The SmartWood line featured tops made from different woods: Curupay has a deep chocolate-walnut richness; Peroba recalls the orangey hue of the old pine ceiling beam; Banara has a golden, banana-like glow; Ambay Guasu boasts the even lightness of maple; Taperyva Guasu is reminiscent of a sun-bleached rosewood, and Chancharana is a deep, warm-brown russet.
The fretboards are all made from "Curupay" harvested from forests certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The mahogany used in the construction of this model is from similarly certified forests. The SmartWood Exotic has a thinner belly and a contoured body than the Studio (somewhat similar to that of the Les Paul Custom Lite), and has "smart wood" written on the truss rod cover.
It is also stamped with SmartWood Series on the back of the guitar. As you can see, this one is the Peroba because it has an orangey hue.
This Smartwood Exotic was made in 1998. She is in great condition, considering she is from 1998. She plays great and sounds great.
In the interest of full disclosure, I got this guitar from Guitar Center in Nashville, TN a few years back. If you know anything about that town, people play all of the time. Music is 24/7 there so there are marks and scratches on this guitar and there was a lot of road rash on the body where you strum. Thus, I went out and got a matching pickguard and had it installed to cover the road rash. It did not interfere with the integrity of the sound of this guitar.
I know a bit about these babies so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. There is nothing wrong with this guitar. Again, please feel free to ask questions. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO REVIEW MY LISTING! The item "Gibson Les Paul Smartwood Exotic Peroba withHardShell Case Plays & Sounds Great" is in sale since Friday, July 21, 2017.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "jeffs-girl" and is located in Carle Place, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.