GIBSON USA Les Paul Standard Smartwood LTD "Natural + Chechen" (1997)

GIBSON USA Les Paul Standard Smartwood LTD "Natural + Chechen" (1997)

Made From Wood Certified By The Rainforest Alliance!

For years, the guitar has been used as a tool by socially conscious musicians to spread a positive message. It only makes sense that the guitar upholds the same values as the artist who plays it. With these principles in mind, Gibson introduced These SmartWood guitars in 1997. A line of instruments made of "Smart Wood" (Several Types of Exotic Rare Wood) that is harvested without destroying the environment. The Guitar features a great-looking top, with shades of yellow with irregular strips of light Brown, a Mahogany neck with a tropical non-endangered hardwood called Chechen, Gibson 490R and 498T humbucker pickups and gold hardware including a Tune-o-matic bridge.


Here's a great Les Paul that's nearly 20 years old. Many player love the 90s Standards for their great quality and good specs. Here's a great Limited Edition in a rare finish. Only 300 were made like this. All of the classic ingredients of the Les Paul tonal recipe are here. The mahogany body adds warmth while the carved, figured top adds brightness and beauty. The 1 piece mahogany slim taper shape neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays. Gibson 490 series pickups dish out classic tone with increased bite and midrange. A Stopbar tailpiece, Nashville Tuneomatic bridge and Kluson style tuners round out the package. This example is finished in natural and set off by gold hardware. A really great looking guitar. 


This Les Paul has nice tone and good feel. The pickups sound great and the slim neck is easy to play. This is a nice  example in great shape for its age. it shows very light pick and clearcoat scratches, and some gold fade. In addition, we have some minor impressions and small areas of discoloration around the side-bout. Nothing major. Comes in a Gibson hard-shell case with owners manual.


Serial Number: 93249389

Time of manufacture: 1997

Place of manufacture: Nashville, USA

Neck Shape: 60's slim Taper shape profile

Fingerboard:  tropical non-endangered hardwood called Chechen

Fret Condition: Virtually no- Fret Wear

Weight: 9lbs 3oz

Action: Professionally set-up Low action

Overall Condition: "Near Mint"

Colour: Natural

Originality: 100% Original

Dings, Scratches, other:  Very Minor Clear-coat and pick surface swirling to the rear of the body and some Gold Hardware Fade.In addition, we have some minor impressions and small areas of discoloration around the side-bout. - Please See Pictures Below.

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 93249389

    Time of manufacture: 1997

    Place of manufacture: Nashville, USA

    Neck Shape: 60's slim Taper shape profile

    Fingerboard:  tropical non-endangered hardwood called Chechen

    Fret Condition: Virtually no- Fret Wear

    Weight: 9lbs 3oz

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action

    Overall Condition: "Near Mint"

    Colour: Natural

    Originality: 100% Original

    Dings, Scratches, other:  Very Minor Clear-coat and pick surface swirling to the rear of the body and some Gold Hardware Fade.In addition, we have some minor impressions and small areas of discoloration around the side-bout. - Please See Pictures Below.

£1,999.99Price