GIBSON USA Custom Shop Elegant Les Paul YAMANO! "Firemist Red +Rosewood" (2003)

GIBSON USA Custom Shop Elegant Les Paul YAMANO! "Firemist Red +Rosewood" (2003)

£3,699.99Price

Gorgeous tone and looks from the Custom Shop! The Les Paul Standard Elegant gives you all of the best features of the Les Paul with some gorgeous appointments. A masterpiece of design, all of the specs are top notch. The body is mahogany and features a solid carved quilted maple top. The 24.75 inch scale mahogany neck features a bound ebony fingerboard with incredible abalone trapezoid inlays. Dual 57 Classic humbuckers dish out big tone. A Stopbar tailpiece, Tuneomatic bridge and Grover Rotomatic tuners keep it rock solid. The finish is a rich Firemist Red lacquer that accentuates the figure of the woods. An incredible looking Les Paul!

"Yamano" Les Pauls were known for being the best of the best, especially the tops. This is sometimes done with US manufactures and Japanese importing companies—the Japanese hate manufacturing flaws (poor finish work, fret work, etc for guitars) and demand the American company pre-screen shipments. Yamano is known for selecting the best tops and finishes Just look at it! It’s flawless in execution. The early 2000s was a good period for Gibson, and this really has *that thing* about it when you pick it up; it has plenty of mojo.

This Les Paul plays and sounds great. The neck is straight, the action is good and the frets are fine. The 57 Classics sound awesome and everything works as it should. It is in nice cosmetic shape as well. The top is pretty perfect. The back shows a hint of surface/clearcoat swirling. and there is the odd very tiny pin head impression in places. I assume that whoever played it took great care of it. Nothing at all major. Comes in Gibson hardshell case with all the paperwork.

This Gibson combines killer looks with awesome Custom Shop quality. Perhaps one of the prettiest Les Pauls you're going to find. Gibson no longer offers the Elegant so this may be your best bet to grab one.


Serial Number: CS31059

Time of Manufacture: 2003

Place of Manufacture: Nashville. USA

Neck Profile: D Shape Neck Profile

Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

Weight: 9.2

Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'

Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

Colour: Firemist Red

Originality: All Original

Dings, Scratches, other: The back shows a hint of surface/clear-coat swirling. and there is the odd very tiny pin head impression in places.. - Please refer to pictures below.

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: CS31059

    Time of Manufacture: 2003

    Place of Manufacture: Nashville. USA

    Neck Profile: D Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 9.2

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

    Colour: Firemist Red

    Originality: All Original

    Dings, Scratches, other: The back shows a hint of surface/clear-coat swirling. and there is the odd very tiny pin head impression in places.. - Please refer to pictures below.