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Genuine USA Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom ebony / black 2011 with hard case
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Genuine USA Gibson, 2011, '57 pickups, no repairs, good condition, a few scratches here and there

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Genuine USA Gibson, 2011, '57 pickups, no repairs, good condition, a few scratches here and there

Electric Guitar

No. of Strings:

6 string


Les Paul


Les Paul Custom




Les Paul Custom

Right-/ Left-Handed:




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Genuine USA Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom 2011 electric guitar


What a cool looking guitar ! Genuine Made in USA Gibson, complete with original Gibson black hard case.
The colour is 'Ebony', which is what Gibson call black.
It's been recently set up by Jon our nationally renowned and award winning Guitar Tech. It plays great, with a low action and has had the intonation set and truss rod adjusted for optimum playability.

The guitar is in great condition (see notes below) and appears to be all original except the truss rod cover says "Les Paul Custom" where-as I think originally they were shipped with a plain black cover. The pickups have been taken out just to check they are original and I'm pleased to confirm they are Gibson '57's (yeah, it might have been a good idea to have taken a photo at the time but sorry I forgot). 


First of all, check out the photo's in the Photo's section below. I've taken loads so I hope you get a good idea of what the guitar is like.

The body:
In my opinion the guitar's condition is rated at 8/10.
From a few feet away it looks in mint condition, however, once you get up close in strong light you will then notice that it does have quite a few scratches and scuffs here and there.
The front - the most noticeable marks are around the bridge area. It has had a Bigsby trem fitted, the type that doesn't actually need holes drilling in, but, nonetheless, it has left marks. You can see a few 'pad' marks from where the trem system rested and where the fixing screws have been screwed in slightly too far and have just slightly punctured the surface of the lacquer. Now from a few feet away you'll struggle to see these, and I have taken photo's to show them as clear as I can.
There's a semi-circular scratch about 5cm long by the pickup selector switch. Not very deep and will most likely polish out to some degree if required, if it bothers you.
Apart from that, I'm sure you'll find some minor plectrum scuffs on the scratchplate maybe, but everything else is pretty minor.
The rear - here we can find evidence of belt buckle rash. It's noticeable up close in the right light at the right angle but from a few feet away it's a lot harder to see. It's not through to the wood.
There are other minor little scuffs and scratches here and there.

The back of the neck - no issues noted, virtually unmarked.

The frets and fretboard - some signs of wear, very minor indentations, nothing too worrying and plenty of meat on the frets. According to the Gibson website the fingerboard is listed as being 'Baked Maple' but looks more like Rosewood to me, I believe it's just the luck of the draw although it might have been 'oiled', either way it looks lush ;o)... just for your info.

Headstock, again pretty spotless, maybe a small dent here and there, nothing too noticeable.

Gibson Hard Case - in very good condition. Several scratches here and there, all clasps present and working, lock working. Inside is the Gibson User Manual and truss rod adjustment tool.

I can't really document every single mark on the guitar so I hope this gives you an idea of what to expect. It's a lovely guitar in very good condition generally.


Here is a slideshow of actual photo's of the guitar, just CLICK to enlarge (takes you to our picasa web album)

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Delivery to the CHANNEL ISLANDS will take 2-3 weeks - or you can call me on 01202 718886 and opt for an express option at £25.

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Ok so I have listed specific shipping charges to Ireland , France and Germany at a flat cost of £65 (this includes insurance)
If you live in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg the cost will come up as being £75, just pay that and I'll refund you £10 via paypal. It's just eBay's default way of handling shipping.
For the rest of Europe I have set a default shipping charge of £75. This should cover MOST countries, however if it turns out that shipping will cost more than £75 I will get in contact to alert you and you can decide whether to proceed or cancel.

Manufacturers Info (please excuse any errors):

Les Paul Classic Custom
When guitarist and inventor Les Paul conceived the Custom model in the mid-1950s, he envisioned it as a “black tie” guitar suitable for the most elegant occasions. In the years since then, the Les Paul Custom has come to represent all of that and more. The most dressed-up of the Les Paul production line, the Custom is nevertheless a full-bore rocker, suitable for the heaviest riffs you want to throw at it, while still excelling on the blues, jazz, pop or fusion stage. The Les Paul Classic Custom from Gibson USA stays true to its heritage, keeping the unique touches that make it stand out at a price players will appreciate. Featuring premium tonewoods and top-flight appointments, this is an instrument of astounding beauty and surprising versatility. With all the legendary power of the Les Paul Standard, and a Custom look that stands out from the crowd, the Les Paul Classic Custom is available in your choice of five stunning high-gloss nitrocellulose finishes: Antique Natural, Goldtop, Cream, Wine Red and Ebony Black, all with chrome-plated hardware for a look that is subtly elegant.

As with the best Les Pauls crafted since the early ’50s, the Les Paul Classic Custom starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved maple top glued to a mahogany body. Marrying maple’s clarity and definition to mahogany’s richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched. Its resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is ensured by a slim, comfortable neck profile that measures .800” at the 1st fret and .875” at the 12th. The guitar’s 22-fret fingerboard is made from Baked Maple, a heat-treated hardwood that offers a clear tone and extreme durability, and inlaid with acrylic block markers, enhanced by a mother of pearl Gibson headstock logo and acrylic split-diamond inlay.

To ensure that all of these constructional features translate to the purest, richest tone possible, Gibson loads the Les Paul Classic Custom with a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups, routed through the traditional four-knob and three-way switch control section. Made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with enamel-coated 42-AWG wire just like the hallowed PAF pickups of the late 1950s and early '60s, the '57 Classics yield creamy warm tones in the neck position and plenty of growl and snarl in the bridge, with funky, round tones in between. A pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and accurate intonation, while a set of premium Grover kidney-button tuners make tune-up a breeze.

Each guitar comes protected in a black hardshell case with plush lining, and includes an owner's manual and adjustment literature, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

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About Guitar Mania - MULTI award winning shop

Guitar Mania first opened our doors in 1994. Since then we have expanded and grown in size and popluarity to become one of the South's leading guitar shops. Our commitment to a friendly, knowledgeable and personal service has won us a collection of awards. These include: Three times winner of the prestigeous FENDER EUROPEAN TOP DEALER AWARD for service, knowledge and commitment to Fender products. (They only presented them for three years) And EIGHT times award winners at the Poole Retail Awards 'Top of the Shops' event, including overall Best Independant Shop in 2007 and Best Customer Service in 2013 and 2014.

Our aim is to provide the highest levels of customer care, to offer a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and still offer the lowest possible prices. In fact if you find cheaper, just let us know and we'll try and match it ! Either in store, or online transactions are safe and secure.  All our guitars are despatched: 
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If you want to come and visit us we're located on the sunny south coast of Dorset between Poole and Bournemouth.

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