Gibson Les Paul DC Standard Lite 1999, electric guitar, Gibson case, new strings
Gibson Les Paul DC Standard Lite from 1999 in Trans Blue with its original Gibson case and new strings. Considering this guitar is 22 years old it really is in great condition. There's evidence of playing wear with the normal picking swirls and a little rash on the back but these are from normal use. There is one little ding halfway up the back of the neck which I've tried to photograph but having looked back at the listing the only thing you can really see is a reflection on the opposite side of where the actual (tiny) ding is - this is imperceptible whilst playing and can be best seen on the video. You can see and hear this actual guitar on Roxy's Guitar Show on the Tube by typing in GIBSON LES PAUL DC STANDARD LITE FROM 1999 DEMO AND REVIEW. Please study the photos and video as these form the best part of the description. These guitars were only produced from 1998 - 2000 and then renamed the Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cutaway Plus. The differences between this and the Standard are mostly the weight (hence the'Lite' nomenclature) and aesthetically I think it's just that there's no neck binding on the Lite and there's an unstamped gold truss rod cover instead of the plastic Standard item. The truss rod cover shown is a Schaller replacement as the original (in the case) became tarnished.
You also get an Ernie Ball strap with strap locks as these guitars were fitted with locking strap buttons as standard from the factory. An ordinary strap can be used if desired and you can always fit the strap locks to your own favourite strap.
You can see from the photos that the pickups are the originals with a 492 R in the neck position and a 57 Classic in the bridge. Overall, the presentation of this guitar is astonishing and the colour is fabulous. It's really easy to wear, the 24 frets are in great condition, the pickups are powerful and sweet and the playability is phenomenal with super low action.
The video also provides some history to these awesome guitars which may be of interest. Whenever I restring, I always remove the pickups to make sure everything is correct about these instruments and the photos show you exactly what you're getting. The item "Gibson Les Paul DC Standard Lite 1999, electric guitar, Gibson case, new strings" is in sale since Sunday, September 19, 2021.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "foxyfoxyfox" and is located in Blackpool. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Model Year: 1999
- Body Type: Solid
- Manufacturer Colour: Trans Blue
- Size: 4/4
- Body Colour: Blue
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Set Includes: Gibson hard case
- Number of Frets: 24
- Brand: Gibson
- Series: Gibson Les Paul
- Handedness: Right-Handed
- Type: Electric Guitar
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Performance Level: Professional
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Fretboard Material: Rosewood
- Model: Les Paul DC Standard Lite
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States