Did you know that there is a correlation between Playing The Guitar and being more attractive?
I guess the six-stringed instrument has such pulling power Afterall?
On a different note, lets looks at Gibson's 2004 Limited Edition Les Paul!
As many of you are aware, I sent out my regular "Weekly Showstopper" email yesterday. Those of you who are unaware, our weekly showstopper email is our attempt at Selecting an outside deal that we feel offers fantastic value along with great investment potential. In this email we gave credit to an eBay Sellers "Gibson Les Paul LTD 2004 Trans Amber Guitar" which I'm sure you will agree; was a bargain to be snapped up when compared to Past resale history. Since this email, I have received many questions. Typically the question most often asked is "Whats the difference when compared to a regular Les Paul." Needless to say, the Les Paul Standard has had various changes in design since its inception. Moreso over the last Decade- Which I'm sure most of you will agree Haven't been so great? Instead, im going to answer what makes this guitar a good acquisition.
To borrow the American phrase Why it's so "Bang for your Buck."
To start off, the 2004 Ltd Series of les Paul were initially introduced in batches of 275 per colour, making them evidently hard to come by. These finishes were Santa Fe, Manhatten Blue, and Pacific reef. What's more interesting is that these guitars were only available for a limited period through Guitar Center. Giving notion to the idea that any existing models here in the UK have been imported over.
Other then the fact that these Guitars should be considered rare Birds, The specs are top notch. The body is Solid mahogany with a carved AA+ flame maple top. The 24.75 inch scale mahogany neck features a bound ebony fingerboard with pearl trapezoid inlays. The headstock is bound featuring a pearl crown inlay. Dual Burstbucker pickups deliver big tone. A Stopbar tailpiece, Tuneomatic bridge, and Kluson style metal button tuners keep it rock solid. The finish set off by white plastic and white binding.
According to Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Chairman and CEO. "The Limited Edition guitars are truly the jewels of the Les Paul Standard family," "The new colours and upgraded appointments rev up a classic Gibson body, giving it a fresh, exciting look."
I also like the fact that the guitar has the production number written in ink (EG. 001/275) on the back of the headstock. It's common to see this rubbed off on previous models which I have acquired. However, i feel it adds a bit of purity.
So there you have it- An incredibly cool and rare Les Paul! Ebony fingerboards/bound pearl crown Headstock inlay/ and a limited finish. Great Value if you ask me!
Answer me this one question......What finish would you choose?