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£1299 will buy you an exceptionally clean, 2004, Gibson Les Paul Classic, with a gloss nitro vintage sunburst finish – Even taking into account this is now a 13 year old guitar, it is in very good condition, so well cared for and I guess not played to often – Almost minimal signs of use, so close scrutiny required to find even the slightest hint of a graze to the gloss finish – Ding or dint free – Look carefully and you might discover minor hints of lacquer checking – Frets are clean, so not a hint of an issue on that score – Slight usual hint of tarnishing to the nickel hardware- Re-strung and set-up with a new set of 10’s and a sensible fluid playing action – Includes a clean original black Gibson case that is in full working order

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The LP Classic v The LP Standard – effectively they were the same, but different – A Classic is spec’d with a slightly slimmer mahogany neck, based on the early 1960 Les Paul’s  – Note the headstock facia and the script text that denotes Les Paul Classic and not Les Paul Model – A Classic is spec’d with a set of open coil hot humbuckers – Otherwise they can be considered a similar guitar – In recent years Gibson have tended to  change various spec and features of the Classic, to set it apart from the Standard, so today it is now considered to be a more budget version of the Standard – Yet for a number of years they had a similar price tag and as such they can be considered a similar model, with a different neck shape and pick-ups – The neck pick-up is still fat and warm, but the bridge pick-up kicks out an extra touch of power – So more screamin’ highs, yet still plenty of muscle in the mid range and tight lows – To a degree a Les Paul sounds like a Les Paul, yet subtle and effective variations will please one customer more than another – The Classic can still deliver you that fat vintage flavoured Clapton to Moore classic rock n blues tone, but as an overview it does possess an extra ounce of bite – So maybe more pleasing to the player who wants a Les Paul that delivers an extra kick – Horses for courses as they say

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Every guitar in stock at Guitars4You has been personally selected, inspected and approved by me, with particular attention paid to the set-up and playing performance – Every sale, phone call, mail order transaction or e-mail is handled my me – Mark Hopkin, the owner, Managing Director, cleaner and coffee maker (Jo, my wife helps with the coffee) – A 35 year journey has fuelled my knowledge, experience, love, devotion and passion for exceptionally fine guitars – This reflects in every aspect of our business.

I have no desire to run an Amazon style 'click to buy' guitar shop, that lacks any soul or passion, or indeed to fill a showroom with a selection of dirty, shop soiled or dusty guitars that are in need of a set-up.

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