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Gibson Les Paul Custom Santana Prototype 1/1


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Whoooaaa.. Is this for real? This is what it says (from Flebay).. MAN that gold binding is UUUUggglllyyyyy!! (and split diamond on the BACK??)



1992 Gibson Custom Art and Historic- Research and Development Carlos Santana Les Paul Prototype


This one of a kind Gibson Research & Development (R&D) guitar's unique features were co-designed by guitar legend Carlos Santana himself and include the extra long head-stock (more mass = more sustain-something Carlos relies heavily upon), L5 fingerboard, the double bound gold sparkle body binding, the gold sparkle neck binding, the Super 400 style neck inlays, rear head stock inlay, and custom hand wound "Santana " model pickups. The guitar was intended by Gibson to bring an endorsement deal for the "Carlos Santana Les Paul model", before Carlos ending up signing a exclusive deal with PRS. This guitar was owned and used by Carlos from 1992 until a few years back when he donated it along with several other of his personal guitars to fund a charity event. It has been hand signed by Carlos as were all of the donated guitars.

The serial number has been confirmed with Gibson as a hand made one of a kind Custom Shop "Artist Special CS (Carlos Santana)"model.


Aside from the Santana connection it is an incredible playing and sounding Gibson Custom Shop hand made masterbuilt guitar and definately "Historic".







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