If there were an encyclopedia entry on the subject of "killer top", it would be illustrated with a picture of this guitar. The Les Pauls from the so-called "Good Wood" era of 1994-98 are increasingly becoming very sought-after collector's items and are already offered at prices up to 20,000, - €. And once you have had one of these treasures in your hands, you know why. Here you can clearly see that Gibson paid special attention to the best wood selection at that time. This top simply cannot be topped. Just like the lacquer finish. Very thin nitro lacquer, through which you can even feel the grain of the wood. Add to that an open, resonant sound that is truly rare to find. The neck has a slightly stronger 59 profile and at that time Gibson also used the slightly higher frets, which has a very positive effect on playability. All in all, a 100 point Les Paul in absolute top condition, the likes of which you probably won't find on a 26 year old guitar.
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