Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone

Solid Body Baritone Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone

The Richard Fortus Collection

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Finish Details: Custom paint job

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Mahogany Body

Body Details: Solid mahogany body with carved maple cap. The body has a full custom paint job.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Neck Profile: "U" profile

Neck Thickness (IN): .81" (1st fret), .97" (12th fret)

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00" to

Nut Width: 1-3/4"

Scale Length: 28

Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fretboard. The neck has been refretted and a custom inlay has been installed. The inlay dots have also been removed and filled with wood plugs, and the fretboard has been finished over in black. There is a possible headstock repair visible on the back of the headstock.

Electronics: The guitar has been fully rewired with Arcance humbuckers, 3-way toggle selector switch, and master volume/tone controls.

Pickup Measurements: 7.2k (neck), 8.2k (bridge)

Hardware: The strap buttons have been replaced with strap locks. The original hole for the toggle switch has been plugged.

Weight: 9 lbs 9 oz

Modifications/Repairs: -Full custom paint job -Custom inlays -The neck has been refretted, the inlay dots removed and plugged, and the fingerboard has been finished in black -The pickups have been replaced with Arcane humbuckers -The guitar has been fully rewired and the locations of some controls moved -The nut has a small shim underneath

Case Details: Original hardshell case

Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has a custom relic paint job throughout the body and neck. There is play wear visible on top of this as well, with numerous small dings and scratches on the edge and back of the body. The toggle switch has been moved and the original hole has a removable plastic plug, and there is an open hole where the neck tone control originally was. The back of the headstock shows evidence of a possible repair, which has been finished over with black. There is a tuning guide sticker on the bass side of the headstock.

Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and light neck relief; the guitar is currently set up in C# standard/drop B tuning. The frets are wide and tall with minor wear. The serial number has been finished over and is not visible; there is a "USED" stamp impressed on the back of the headstock.

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