2002 GIBSON Les Paul Custom 54 RI Historic Guitar For Sale
Near MINT condition 2002 '54 GIBSON Les Paul Custom Historic R4 reissue finished in stunning Tuxedo Black nitrocellulose lacquer.
Note: Black is very difficult to photograph. Please ignore the flash marks which are reflections from the case hardware. There are no marks on the finish.
Equipped with the awesome combination of the classic AlNiCo "staple" Soapbar and a strong Custom Shop P-90. Sounds incredible plugged in. And while you're sounding good, it's nice to know the factory Grovers keep this Custom in tune beautifully.
Very resonate when played acoustically. After ten years of seasoning, the tone of this beauty is just starting to mature. Will continue to improve, as all great axes tend to do.
Weighs in at only 9.1 pounds which is extremely lightweight for a Les Paul Custom.
2002 was a great year for Gibson's Custom Shop as they turned out some of the finest instruments since the golden age of the late 50's. A truly versatile and beautifully crafted masterpiece from Gibson's finest made at a time when quality was paramount. The production numbers for these were very low and much more time was spent on each instrument resulting in consistently outstanding examples.
Plays great with low, comfortable action. Controls work perfectly with no static or noise. Neck is straight with little to no fret wear. The neck profile is chunky but not too fat. Very comfortable to play.
These are very expensive ($4799) if offered in Full Gloss finish (the VOS is $300 cheaper at $4499) and no comparison can be made between the newer ones and this magnificent 2002 Custom Shop creation.
No cracks, No breaks, No repairs, No issues! ALL Original except for upgraded CTS pots and caps (originals included).
Finish is absolutely like glass. Only things to report are some faint polishing marks, a very few tiny handling marks and some really small indents that can only be viewed in reflective light. The gold plating has a little wear, of course. Otherwise very clean and beautiful. Condition at least 9/10.