2000 Gibson Les Paul BFG Translucent Black

From the turn of the century, a stripped down Les Paul that’s ready to play hard. Many folks say that BFG stands for “Barely Finished Guitar”, Gibson don’t agree! Either way, its a cool and very hard to find guitar that plays & sounds superb. This example has the benefit of a Gibson hard-shell case.

A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don’t care about good looks. It has the sound and playability you’d expect from an Les Paul, while its raw look stands Les Paul styling on its head: unsanded top, no binding, no pickup rings, no truss rod cover, no toggle switch rings, no fretboard position indicators (dots on the side only), with wooden knobs that have no numbers. This rough and tough guitar has sonics to match: steamy hot tones from the novel pickup combination of a single coil P-90 in the neck and a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge – like having a Les Paul Special and a Standard in one guitar.
Mini toggle pickup selection switch located near two volume and one master tone controls. Kill switch located where rhythm/lead switch used to be. “Distressed” stop bar, Tune-o-matic bridge, and Grovers complete the raw look of this very different looking Les Paul.

  • Unsanded carved maple top
  • Mahogany back
  • 1950s rounded mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Scale length: 24-3/4″
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1.695″
  • Inlays: white side dots only
  • Hardware: gun metal (trans cherry finish) or distressed black chrome (trans black and trans gold finish)
  • Tailpiece: stopbar (distressed)
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Knobs: two wooden volumes, one wooden tone
  • Tuners: Grover (distressed)
  • Neck pickup: P-90
  • Bridge pickup: Zebra BurstBucker 3
  • Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
  • Kill switch toggle
  • See-through wiring covers in back
  • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
  • Case: shopworn Les Paul