It's hard to imagine a more iconic electric guitar than the Gibson Les Paul Custom and never has basic black looked more classy, especially when paired with gleaming gold plated metal parts. This example was made in 1996 and shows just a little wear. The gold plating is in pretty good condition with no pitting but there is a bit of wear on the edges of the pickup covers and the top of the tailpiece. The frets are in good shape and have lots of life left in them. This is a great sounding, easy playing example of a classic guitar. Includes the original hardshell case.