Up for sale, a 2009 Gibson Les Paul Traditional in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The Traditional line focuses on the key aspects of the original Les Paul design that has made it one of the most enduring and iconic guitars ever crafted, and with a non-chambered mahogany body, carved maple top, and '57 Classic PAF reissue humbuckers, there's plenty to love about this modern Gibson. At 10lbs 2oz, this guitar has ample punch and sustain, and the stock humbuckers have a detailed and rich sound, with more growl and cut in the bridge position, and smooth, glassy notes that have a real girth and roundness at the neck. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Les Paul Traditional has been dialed in with optimal action, spot-on intonation, and fresh 10-46 strings.

The neck has a medium C profile that borders on the chunkier side of things without reaching "baseball bat" territory, and the shape is very faithful to a '59 Les Paul. The bound rosewood fretboard features more slender, vintage-style fretwire, and these frets show no notable wear, with well rounded crowns and no buzzing or dead spots. The nut has the traditional (no pun intended) 1 11/16" width, which provides ideal spacing for comfortable chording and accurate lead work. The original Kluson Deluxe tuners are intact on the headstock and turn smoothly with tulip buttons.

All of the electronics work as they should, and no corners were cut in terms of the quality of the components in the wiring harness (none of the circuit board funny business of many recent Gibson models). The hardware is in fantastic shape, with clean chrome plating on the Nashville bridge and tailpiece, along with minty amber speed knobs, and lightly aged creme pickup rings, pickguard, and pickup selector switch ring. Cosmetically, this guitar shows a bit of light playwear, with faint buckle rash on the back in the clear coat, a few tiny nicks on the face of the guitar just north of the tailpiece, and some finish chips along the back edge of the lower bout adjacent to the control cavity. The Cherry Sunburst nitro lacquer gloss finish is vibrant and unfaded on the AA maple top, with a deep cherry stain on the mahogany back and neck. The bookmatched flame maple on the top isn't too ostentatious, but very representative of many real Bursts, with consistent, stately figuring across the entire top.

The original hardshell case is included.
Year Condition Color Case
2009 Excellent Cherry Sunburst Original Hard


Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
Seattle, WA
6:52 AM
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We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, USPS Money Orders and Bank Wire Transfers. We buy, sell, consign and trade and are always willing to work with you to find a creative way to complete your purchase. We offer a 30 day layaway with a 25% non-refundable deposit. We’re also willing to extend layaways beyond 30 days on a case by case basis.

Orders within the Continental USA are shipped USPS Parcel Select unless they weigh over 70lbs, in which case we ship FedEx Ground. International orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International, and in some cases Global Express (where Priority is not offered). We are happy to oblige our buyers and use more expedited shipping services if requested and all orders are shipped within three business days or receiving cleared payment.

We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.