2007 Gibson Les Paul BFG in Trans. Cherry

The Blue Book Says:

GIBSON LES PAUL BFG (LPBG)
– single cutaway mahogany body, carved plain maple top, 1950s-style rounded mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with no inlays, black headstock with no truss rod cover, three-per-side Grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, one P-90 pickup (neck) and one Zebra Burstbucker exposed humbucker pickup (bridge), three wood knobs (two v, tone), three-way pickup switch, kill switch toggle, distressed black chrome (Trans. Black and Trans. Gold finish) or gun metal (Trans. Cherry finish) hardware, available in Trans. Black, Trans. Cherry, or Trans. Gold finish, 24.75 in. scale, mfg. 2007-08.

I Say:

I can remember the days when I never thought that I’d get to own a real Les Paul.  I can also remember thinking that if I did have one I’d never use it on stage – in case it got knocked or banged!!

Maybe that’s why I love these BFG’s so much  – they’re lightweight (7lbs), aggressive sounding, and already look like they’ve been on tour with Lemmy – and that’s when they’re new!

This particular example has picked up a few extra marks – but it really doesn’t matter!! – they just add to the “used and abused” vibe that the guitar eschews.

The case has it’s own section of knocks and tears in the tolex – but nothing structurally wrong – all catches and clasps are working.

The headstock has a little abrasion on both sides, and wear to the face – I’m not sure how much is intentional! The Grover tuners are smooth and stable.

The mahogany neck shows a couple of light marks – but nothing that impedes playing – no breaks or repairs.  the rosewood fingerboard is smooth and in great condition, the frets show very minor wear in the “Cowboy chord” positions.

The body is in good condition, the front face has some extra pick wear evident – as pictured.  The reverse shows a little buckle rash and light wear – however there are a couple of chips as pictured.

P90 in the neck is thick and gnarly – really responsive to playing dynamics, the burstbucker in the bridge has both bite and twang in abundance.  All electronics are original, crackle free and fully functional.  The Killswitch is great fun for those “Tom Morello” moments.