1983 Gibson Les Paul Standard '59 Reissue, cherry sunburst. Made in USA, serial number 90088. This guitar is mostly original and it comes with the original brown Gibson hardshell case (repaired handle, the original is in the case) and all case candy, indicating this as a model LP59. The pots date to early 1983.
It currently mounts CTS 500k pots (50s wiring) and vintage PIO tone caps and an aluminum tailpiece. The original pots and tailpiece are in the case. The pickups are period correct Tim Shaw PAFs (covers off and back on, non original four-conductor wire but wired standard).
This is from the same special run as the Mark Knopfler '59 Reissue Burst (his was number 6, this is number 88) that was just sold for a whopping £592'200 with the small serial number font only found on a few guitars from that era.
This particular guitar was bought from the original owner in Japan years ago.
The guitar has a great looking top and a nice and dark fretboard and it sounds as good as it looks. The neck profile is chunky and round, very impressive. A recent, professional refret makes it a great playing specimen as well.
The pickup rings were changed at least twice, leaving 3 small extra holes underneath the bridge position pickup ring. A tiny area in the finish around the bottom strap button was professionally repaired and touched up. Weighs only 4.25kg.