Gibson ES Les Paul Black Beauty (2015)


This 2015 Gibson ES Les Paul Black Beauty is essentially Gibson's take on a LP/335 hybrid. The solid-body Black Beauties are legendary for a reason - beautiful looks, smooth playability, and wide-ranging tones. Now add in a touch of 335 via lighter weight and a more open tone that excels at both clean and overdriven tones and you'll end up with this gently used ES LP. 

Speaking of tones, the addition of a 3rd (middle) pickup adds some extra surprises - very Strat-like tones when the pickup selector is in the middle position. So, what you have access to via the 3-way pickup selector is: bridge pickup (only), bridge and middle pickup, neck pickup (only). Traditional Les Paul/335 tones plus a Strat-like tone added in - nice!

Overall, this is a fantastic, highly resonant, no surprises guitar - definitely worth checking out! Priced with original hardshell case.

On consignment, no trades please.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Body: Maple/Poplar/Maple laminate
  • Neck: 1 piece genuine Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Inlay: Full Block, Pearl
  • Nut: Bone
  • Finish: Ebony
  • Tuners: Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic 
  • Bridge: Tone Pro AVR-2
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight stopbar
  • Pickups: MHS Humbuckers 
  • Knobs: Black top hats
  • Hardware: Gold plated

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