RARE 2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded – SUPERLIGHT 6 lbs, 12 oz. (3.06Kg.)!!! This is a Faded that I originally converted to LCPG specs back in 2012. It is common knowledge that Gibson officially discontinued the Standard Faded in 2008. However, in 2009, I was able to place a special order for 75 Fadeds through an authorized Gibson dealer. The order was for 25 each in Cherry Burst, Honey Burst and Tobacco Burst. I received the vast majority of the 75 guitars, but the dealer held back a few for himself. This was one of those holdbacks and and the guitar was sent to me for conversion by the owner at that time. This one is a SUPERLIGHT with superb tone and playability. It is a straight up “Peter Green Mod” guitar, which is permanently out of phase in the middle switch position. That is the best and most authentic way to have the Peter Green tone! However, if the new buyer of this guitar would prefer to have a push-pull switch installed to be able to have both IN and OUT of phase, I can do that. The guitar is in good cosmetic condition, with its share of bumps and bruises, and overall what you’d expect from a guitar that has been played. Frets are fine with lots of life left in them. It has a 50’s neck profile. Although it is listed as a Tobacco Burst, I think that is a mistake, as the guitar looks like a typical Honey Burst Faded. I remember wrestling with that when I did the conversion because Gibson declared it a Tobacco Burst, written in the neck pickup cavity. In any event, it is a superb sounding guitar with all aged Faber hardware (except for the tuners, which are standard Gibson), original Manalishi pickups, and “True Vintage Taper” pots, wired 50’s style. With original Gibson hard shell case and official modifications certificate, only $2,399 USD. Fadeds are becoming more and more difficult to find and prices keep rising, as more and more players become aware of how great they sound. With the LCPG mods, great gets better!
- Manalishi Pickups: Serial #: 275N; 275B
- Pickup Phasing: Out of Phase
- Toggle/Jack rewire: ‘50s Style Braided Shield
- Control Pots: 4 – “Vintage Taper” 500K
- Capacitors: Orange Drop, .022, wired 50s style
- Bridge Posts: Faber® BSWKIT™
- Bridge: Faber® Tone-Lock™ ABRL
- Tailpiece: Faber® TP-59 lightweight aluminum
- Tailpiece Studs: Faber® Tone-Lock™
- Tuners: Gibson® Deluxe
- Case: Original Gibson hard shell
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