Awesome-looking and rare Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique from the company’s Guitar of the Week 2007 series, week No. 5. This is one of just 400 guitars made, and it features the radical, tie-dye-inspired striped finish designed by famed Marvel Comics artist Tom Morgan (Captain America, Iron Man, Punisher 2099). In addition to Morgan’s signature artwork (signed on the bass side of the fretboard), this beauty also features classic Les Paul construction with its solid mahogany body and neck, maple top, and rosewood fretboard. Two open-coil ’57 Classic pickups crank out supercharged PAF tone, and the control layout should be familiar to any Les Paul fan, with independent volume and tone controls plus a three way switch and Kluson-style tuners. For a touch of flare, the headstock is bound and features an abalone crown inlay (rather than Les’s signature) and the truss rod cover has a raised gold foil “Classic” logo, rather than the typical white etching. No pickguard means that you can see more of Tom’s stripes-and-fades design, and a black back and neck make the fiery colors really pop.
This guitar is close to new! The top is super clean, the headstock is undamaged, and only a small amount of playwear is proof of any previous ownership in its sixteen years.
These guitars are getting harder to find, especially in this condition. It’s a perfect gift for any true Les Paul aficionado, or if you simply want a super-cool looking Les Paul that will definitely stand out and get you noticed. Either way, you can’t lose with this beauty. A true Les Paul “Classic” in every way!
Guitar is in great shape, simply minimal wear to be expected, no issues. Otherwise it’s in good playable condition, nice action, plays like butter, no buzz or rattles, frets aren’t worn. Comes with Gibson case.
Neck Pickups: ’57 Classic, uncovered with nickel polepieces
Bridge Pickups: ’57 Classic Plus, uncovered with nickel polepieces
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.695 in.
Inlays: Trapezoid on neck, holly on headstock
Fingerboard Binding: Antique
Top Species Maple
Back Species: Mahogany
Binding: Antique top binding
Profile: 1960s slim taper
Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees