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Les Paul Standard. Black with Gold Hardware.


Robertjonholden

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I purchased this Les Paul Standard used. It is black with gold hardware and ivory colored bindings and pick guard. I have tried to find information about this model with no success. I was told by the local retailer, that Standards were never manufactured with gold hardware. I did find reference to a limited run called "custom colors". Is this one of those or maybe a custom shop guitar? The person I purchased the guitar from, informed me after buying it that it used to be owned by Slash. I didn't put much stock in that info. but now I am starting to wonder. The serial # 91770421 and Made In USA is stamped in the back of the head stock. Any information about this model will be greatly appreciated.

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I think he's only saying it was previously owned by Slash just to get a few more bucks out of you, stuff like that happens all the time. My instructor was sold an Eric Johnson signature strat and was told Eric himself played it...only to be disproven by my instructor actually having dinner with the man himself, and Eric claiming he never touched a strat with that serial number and setup. He warned "Watch out for frauds...they love to use names for extra cash."

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I purchased this Les Paul Standard used. It is black with gold hardware and ivory colored bindings and pick guard. I have tried to find information about this model with no success. I was told by the local retailer, that Standards were never manufactured with gold hardware. I did find reference to a limited run called "custom colors". Is this one of those or maybe a custom shop guitar? The person I purchased the guitar from, informed me after buying it that it used to be owned by Slash. I didn't put much stock in that info. but now I am starting to wonder. The serial # 91770421 and Made In USA is stamped in the back of the head stock. Any information about this model will be greatly appreciated.

 

This story sounds suspiciously similar to another story about a Slash guitar from a couple months back.... As a matter of fact, I believe your original question was answered back in March in the Les Paul forum.

 

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I brought mine new in 1989 from Ray Henning (Rest in Power) himself at Heart of Texas Music in Austin. The best guitar I had ever own in my 69 years. Just bought new strings on it today. Ray called it a Gibson Les Paul Limited Edition Standard and called the finish Ebony Cherry. Likes like a glossy black to me. The gold hardware is glorious. The weight is starting to be a problem. Maybe I could hang from some overhead wires mount on my wheelchair. I am a legend in a own living room. The long relic process continues i keep missing the target and relic myself instead.

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