Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gibson Les Paul Classic 3-Pickup w Bigsby and P90's at GC in Nashville for $899

When was the last time you saw a real Gibson Les Paul Classic (not a 60's Tribute, Special or Studio) with three pickups and a full size Bigsby tailpiece for under $1K?    Not recently I am sure.

This used Les Paul they have for sale at the Nashville Guitar Center has been heavily modified from it's original state and I have not played it or spoken to anyone at the store about it.  But that said, I would expect that if someone was going to pull the pickups out of a Classic (they came stock with 496T and 500T Ceramic pickups) and replace them with P90's as two of these are - I'd think they would use some pretty darn good pickups - wouldn't you?  Maybe Gibsons or Fralins.  I can't tell by looking but the Bridge Humbucker in this guitar is definitely not the stock 500T - it is a rails humbucker of some sort.   

The mods don't stop there, though.  The original 3-way switch has been replaced by three mini switches - I'd guess that they turn each pickup on and off, which gives you every possible combination of the three.   And then of course there is the Bigsby and they chose a full blown B7 (ala Neil Young's Old Blackie) which just looks oh so cool giving this Les Black Les Paul some serious old school retro rock and blues appeal.

That's a lot of guitar for $899 (+ tax and shipping).   It's hard for me to resist - how about you?   - JC





107999488 SOLIDBODY ELECTRIC
USED GIBSON LES PAUL CLSC EBONY W/ MODS BIGSBY WC
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Guitar Center Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee  37204
615-297-7770
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$899.99
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Available In: Nashville Telephone: Manager: Mark Campbell
USED GIBSON LES PAUL CLSC EBONY W/ MODS BIGSBY WC
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