Offered here is a superb LP from the folks at Historic Makeovers. This beauty started off as a 2014 Gibson '56 Reissue which was then transformed by way of a complete Historic Makeovers 'Deluxe' rebuild which was just completed this month (August, 2016).

Already an incredible Les Paul with all the improvements Gibson made starting in 2013, this guitar then received a $4K 'Deluxe Makeover' which includes a complete replacement of the fretboard with Brazilian Rosewood, 50's style cellulose inlays, a vintage style truss rod without sheathing and a complete refret. The neck is also reshaped to a 50's correct carve with proper rolled shoulders and this one has depth measurements of .94" at the first fret and 1.05" at the 12th fret. The guitar was then completely refinished (Ice Tea) with period-correct aniline dyes, nitrocellulose lacquer and given Royalite binding. Finally, it was very lightly, but accurately distressed by the pros at Historic Makeovers.

The resulting guitar is closer to a real '56 LP than even a $10K True Historic from the Gibson Custom Shop, plus you get a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard! This guitar is absolutely amazing in terms of how realistic it looks, plays, feels and sounds, rivaling or exceeding the best LP's made, including those from Yaron, Bartlett and others and it is a real, albeit much better, Gibson! This one weighs just 8.7 pounds (8 pounds, 11 ounces) and is nicely balanced. The P-90 pickups, the hardware and wiring are all original to the guitar.

This guitar is as it came from Historic Makeovers and, the light aging aside, is in mint condition. It comes in it's original brown Lifton-style reissue LP case, with both the original Gibson Custom and Historic Makeovers certificates and the hang tags, etc. This is a fabulous instrument that will please even the most demanding Les Paul aficionado. Click the 'Buy Now' button and make it yours!

Year Condition Color Case
2016 Mint Ice Tea Burst Original Hard

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Items may be returned for a refund of the purchase price less the original shipping cost and a 5% restocking fee if you notify us within 48 hours of receipt. Items must be promptly returned at the buyer's expense, in the same condition as received with all accessories included. Purchases that are made via layaway, those involving trades and/or international shipping are not returnable except upon an error by and at the discretion of Capital Guitars. Our apologies for these relatively draconian policies, but returns are extremely time consuming and costly, particularly for a small operation like ours.