An extremely rare 1985 Gibson, Les Paul, Spirit II XLP 400, ebony; made only in 1985!
In my opinion, the best and most versatile Les Paul style Gibson guitar ever built. A state of the art, beautifully designed and expertly engineered piece of rock 'n roll machinery.
She is a black beauty, hard rocking, killer machine in excellent overall condition with a hockey stick head-stock (six in a row tuning for speed and ease), Grover tuners, locking string nut, a wide ebony fret-board, beautifully aged binding, high profile carved top, double cut-a-ways, super hot pickups, both single coil and humbucker, coil taps and a Gibson-Floyd Rose tremolo system, set neck and a strap lock system included. All combined into that great vintage Les Paul feel. Gibson threw everything they had into this model and it was only manufactured in 1985! She plays like a dream! She has minimal play wear, straight neck, low action and excellent frets. There are 2 small areas, one on each side of the head-stock wrist, where she probably was on a guitar stand that interacted with her nitro finish, that were touched up long ago. Hard to notice unless you look for it, see close-up photos. She is beautifully aged with some very fine finish checking and a beautiful mellow yellow, even aging to all binding!
She weighs a comfortable 8.5 lbs.
A very rare and a very hesitant offering. My favorite Gibson of all time and the last to go from my Gibson collection!
Comes with a new, high quality, heavy duty, wood construction, form fitting, plush lined hard-shell case. It is heavy, so postage will be a little more.
Price is firm.
THE ONLY payment methods I accept:
1. Bank checks; tellers checks, cashier checks, money orders (no personal checks)
2. Money orders (all orders paid by US postal money orders will be shipped same day or next business day if you let me know)
3. Business checks (must have name and address of business printed on them - guitar ships to this address)
All business is done via the internet and by US Postal Service. To expedite your inquiry please include your full name and location when contacting us. Postage and insurance are not included in our prices and will be determined by your mailing address and method of dispatch. We accept payment in US dollars only by money orders, bank checks (we will accept bank drafts, teller's checks, casher's checks and bank money orders drawn on continental US banks only; no personal checks) Western Union Money Grams for smalls. We also accept company checks from dealers. We accept US postal money orders. (items paid for via US postal money order or Western Union are shipped same day as payment is received. All other forms of payment have to clear before items are shipped). On more expensive items (over $2,500.) and from overseas clients, we will accept payment via direct bank transfer in US dollars only, but due to the recent raise in bank rates we cannot absorb the fees (a $60. fee for each international transfer and a $35. fee for domestic transfers will apply). Sorry, no paypal or credit cards. Items will not ship until payment is fully cleared. We always pack very well and ship promptly upon cleared payment. Any item sent non insured or under insured is done so at the buyer’s liability. We accept no liability for errors in listings or in correspondence.
All guitars are sent via the United States Postal System. They are very well packed and insured. Shipping charges will vary depending on item and your location.
Because of the delicate nature of electronics and the possibility of parts swapping, all electric guitars are sold as is. I am not one of those people who makes it a habit of dissecting their guitars and photographing their guts: Only in a rare occasion, if the guitar merits it. Acoustic guitars (with the exception of items with the words “as is” in their descriptions, discounted items or guitars that have had work done on them or have damage) are returnable for credit minus PP&I and restocking fee.. Terms of return for acoustic guitars: Acoustic guitars may be returned for immediate credit towards another guitar of higher price (25%+, excluding marked down prices) plus postage and packing fees (all returns subject to a 15% restocking fee.) PP&I fees are not refundable and guitar must be posted back within 24 business day hours and must be received in the same packaging and in the same condition as sent. Lay-a-way available on higher priced: 50% deposit of total immediately down and balance paid within 30 days or deposit forfeited. No returns on lay-a-ways. Accessories, cases, parts, amps, etc. are non returnable. Seller is not responsible, nor liable for any errors or omissions in listings. It is buyer's responsibility to study photos and ask questions before purchase. By purchasing you are agreeing to these terms.