Modifying your guitar can definitely be a tricky prospect. If you don't know what you're doing, you risk doing something like... this.
First coming to our attention as a Reverb listing (opens in new tab), this 1996 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard features a rather interesting design on the back of its body.
According to the listing (opens in new tab), the "original owner tried to design the guitar with a stove top spiral on the back. This melted the nitrocellulose lacquer and some paint, but did not burn the wood."
Aside from the attempt at modern art in the back, the guitar comes loaded with ‘57 Classic pickups, Grover tuners and ‘50s wiring.
Other fixings on the guitar - which the current owner says is, aside from the swirls, in good condition - include a wraparound tailpiece and an original Gibson Custom Shop case.
The guitar is available now, at the reduced price - given similar models of its age and condition - of $2,300.
To see the full listing, point your browser on over to reverb.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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