In 1999, a young man called up B & H Music in Panama City and ordered this Les Paul Standard. The only stipulation was that it had to come with gold hardware, so when the guitar arrived, the store called the guy up and told him his guitar was in and ready to be picked up. Now, I do not know what evil forces were at work back then, but the young man could not or would not complete the deal and so this up on the wall this guitar went.
In early 2000, a gentleman named Nate walked into B & H Music and spotted this guitar. He subsequently purchased it and played the hell out of it for the next 22 years until I purchased it in the parking lot of Florida State University at Panama City on a sunny afternoon, March 2, 2022. Now it’s here and ready to provide one heck of an instrument to a new generation of rock guitarists. I understand why it served on so many stages for over two decades- it plays and sounds incredible!
Now to condition: There is a lot of playwear on this Les Paul. There’s more belt worming on the back than can physically be measured and several, several surface scratches on the front. There is a visible ding on the back (pictured) and two quite noticeable doinks on the upper rear edge. There is wear to the gold hardware, but you can still see that it’s gold. Again, this is not the guitar to hang on the wall like a show pony, Rather, it’s meant to be plugged into a stack of Marshalls and raise all holy hell. When you’re through with the set, just lean it up against your amp and go get a tall one.
Over the years, we’ve always loved the pristine, unplayed guitars that have rolled through the doors, but as music has become more and more important to the sanity of the planet, we’ve come to love the dog-eared road warriors even more. As always, we thank you for stopping by and please call, email or PM with any questions!