2004 Gibson Les Paul Standard Heritage Cherry Sunburst,”plus” top.

The Blue Book says:

– single cutaway mahogany body, set-in mahogany neck, bound carved maple or mahogany (2002-04) top, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl trapezoid inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, “Standard” engraved on truss rod cover, three-per-side tuners, cream pickguard, two or three (2002-04, HC finish and mahogany top only) covered humbucker (490R/498T) pickups, four knobs (two v, two tone), three-way toggle switch, chrome hardware, available in Bullion Gold (BG, 2001), Cayenne (CA, 2004 only), Darkburst (2002-04), Light Burst (2002-04), Trans Amber (2002-04), Gecko (GE, 2004 only), Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS), Honey Burst (HB), Wine Red (WR) Vintage Sunburst (1999-2004), Frost and Crimson Sparkle (disc. 2000), Ice Tea (IT, 2004 only), Latte Creme (LC, 2004 only), Root Beer (RO, 2004 only), Green, Blue, or Diamond Sparkle (disc. 2001) finish, 24.75 in. scale, mfg. 1998-2004.

I say:

Wow – what a looker!

In the pickup cavities it has HS in the neck cavity – for the finish (Heritage Cherry Sunburst), in the bridge pocket it has LP5+ indicating a Les Paul Standard, the 5 is for a 50’s style neck and the + is for the beautiful Maple top.

Headstock is unmarked and the tuners all work as they should.

The neck is unmarked, as are the frets and rosewood fingerboard.The front of the body is unmarked (other than cleaning swirls), as are the sides of the guitar.  The rear of the body has no chips or dings, just a small amount of “buckle rash” near the control cavity – which can be seen in the photos. 

The pickups are Alnico V #1 in the neck and #2 in the bridge.  Hot and punchy – just what you want!

The TKL case is in excellent condition, and even still has the little red plastic thingy in the combination lock.