1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom Florentine
In stunning original sparkle sunburst finish, these wonderful semi-hollow Les Pauls were manufactured & generally available between the years 1995-1999, the standard range of colors was:
- Vintage Sunburst
- Wine Red
This mint condition example is finished in a custom finish. A range of various sparkle finishes were made available although I have never seen sparkle sunburst listed as an option, the Les Paul Florentine guitar is complete with original hardshell case, which is also in mint condition! Includes the certificate of authenticity with corresponding serial number CS40244.
The 1997 Custom Shop guitar has many Les Paul Custom appointments as you would expect. Double parallelogram pearl headstock inlays, Les Paul Custom truss rod cover, all gold colored metal work and 5 ply body binding. There is no discernible wear on this guitar, the body is perfect, the fingerboard & frets show zero play-wear, there is no wear or tarnish on the gold plated parts, the guitar was a custom build & is fitted with P-90 pickups as opposed to the standard humbuckers. The P-90s have gold colored pole pieces in keeping with the rest of the metal work on the guitar.
It is a featherweight & so incredibly easy to play with a very low action & a superb tone, a desirable & hard to find guitar!