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2003 Gibson Custom Shop '57 Reissue Les Paul Music Machine Stinger w/ Brazilian

Estimated price for orientation: 8 250 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. 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 store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Model: Custom
Model Year: 2003 Brand: Gibson

Hi guys, I'm trying to pay off some debt so I'm biting the bullet and selling some of my "keepers." This one is a 2003 Gibson Custom Shop '57 Reissue, Music Machine Stinger. It was refinished by the Gibson Custom Shop in 2011 (original COA and refin documentation included). This one is a '57 in name only. It was originally a transparent red color that showed the wood grain, and now it's the burst color you see. I wasn't the one who ordered the refin, but I can tell you it is a stunningly beautiful result. The neck is more similar to a '60 than a '57. I've added Uncle Lou's tuned tips, swapped out the pickups for Throbak MT-102s (Mick Taylor clones), and added a Martin Six String Custom Holy Grail Harness including real 50s bumblebees. It's pictured with some reflector knkbs, but happy to include the originals. Excellent condition, no significant blemishes to speak of. The guitar plays and sounds INCREDIBLE. The Brazilian rosewood fretboard + dark back + stinger + beautiful burst + very comfortable neck = one amazing and very unique Les Paul.  Weight = 9 lbs Neck = .85 at 1st fret, .925 at 12th fret Also, nut is an original Gibson nylon nut from the 50s.