1998 Gibson Custom Shop Wes Paul 1 of 2 ID-9208
1998 Gibson Custom Shop Wes Paul
Gibson's Custom Guitar Works in Nashville Tennessee does all the electric guitars for the hundred year old firm. A select group of inspired artisans carry on Gibson's century-old tradition of creating exquisite, investment quality instruments that represent the highest standards of imaginative design and masterful craftsmanship. Allegedly just two of these Gibson Custom Shop Wes Paul guitars were built for the 1998 NAMM show purely as a “show” item, they never went into full production. This guitar has a beautiful traditional tobacco sunburst finish. It an awesome guitar for a swing or dance band gig and superb to play, weighing in at only 7 lbs 4 oz.
This Gibson Custom Shop "Wes Paul" Custom features a chambered hollow mahogany body, mahogany neck, spruce top with F holes, ebony board with M.O.P. inlays, L5 Headstock with MOP Flower Pot inlay, 335 type trapeze tailpiece with Callagham bridge, single volume/tone contorols and single 57 classic p/u in the neck.
This 1998 Gibson Custom Shop Wes Paul 1 of 2 SKU-9208 is in excellent condition with a few minor dents and scratches and some finish seperating from the binding on the headstock. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case and warranty papers.
- Serial: 91748010
- Top Wood: Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1998
- Inlays: Abalone Rectangles
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Bridge: Callagham Bridge
- Tuners: Gibson Gold Enclosed Tuners
- Purfling: B/W/B/W/B/W
- Body Binding: White
- Fretboard Binding: White
- Headstock Binding: White
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style with White Binding
- Headstock Shape: L5 Headstock
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Flowerpot Headstock Inlay
- Frets To Body: 16
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): Tom Homes Vintage Humbucker
- Pickup Controls: Volume, Tone
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included