08/06/2012

Summer Guitar of the Month: Congrats LeftyDaveZ!

Author: Jesse

Ok, someone finally got around to posting up a writeup for us.  Glad to have you back Dave!  This summer’s winner is is absolutely gorgeous Gibson Les Paul

Love that finish!

As per Dave,

I bought this guitar from Saul @ Centre City music. I understand he isn’t a Gibson dealer any longer which is a shame. This was bought in 2006, and is a 2006 model. I think it was also one of the last production years before Gibson decided to move lefties to Custom Shop, and then reversed themselves. Whatever…

Color is Desert Burst. I had a choice on either a Light Burst or a the Desert Burst. I really liked the DB due to it’s unique maple cap. Personally I wouldn’t think that Gibson would have used that wood on anything else but a lefty guitar. Kind of allegory to being left handed: Having to make due.

The only mods to this guitar are speed knobs. I want to keep this as original as possible. I really like the Burstbucker pickups and the controls roll very smooth. I can do minute adjustments and get a sound I like. As you know finding a Les Paul in lefty is dicey at best and I really lucked out on getting this one when I did, for the price I did. I wish CC Music was still around because Saul really took care of his customers and treated us lefties pretty well.

Cheers all.

Up close and personal


One Response to “Summer Guitar of the Month: Congrats LeftyDaveZ!”

  1. Gregg Nickens says:

    Beautiful guitar, I have two lefty Gibson LPPP guitars from this era that I absolutely love.


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