Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty - 1990
Ah, the quintessential rock guitar; a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty! The Les Paul Custom has been around for decades and used by many great guitar players over the years. Every time I see one I crack a smile thinking “boy, these things look awesome!” This one looks awesome too with it’s black duco, gold-plated hardware, ebony fingerboard, multi-bound headstock and split diamond logo on the headstock; pure rock 'n' roll! The neck has a nice full C shape, action is great and frets are in good shape too with plenty of meat and no grooves. There's a little bit of wear on the back of this one where someone has left a lead in the case and it’s bled into the finish, other than that, it’s in really good condition. Not too heavy either, weighing in at 10.48 lbs, which sounds heavy but this thing is well-balanced and I was actually surprised when I weighed it; it feels more like 8.76 lbs to me. Overall, a great-looking, sounding and playing Black Beauty! Comes with its original hard shell brown case. (lock is broken).