2007 Gibson Les Paul Supreme. Autumnburst. Guitar Of The Week #9

The Blue Book Says:

LES PAUL SUPREME (MODEL LPSU)

– features AAAA flame maple top/back, multi-bound top, gold hardware, Supreme inlayed in headstock, available in pearl split block inlays on ebony fingerboard, standard finishes include Alpine White (2004-07), Desert Burst (2004-present), Ebony (disc. 2007), Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Root Beer (disc.), Trans. Amber (disc.), or Wine Red (disc.), mfg. 2003-present.

Gibson Says:

Week 9 – Les Paul Supreme Autumn Burst

The Les Paul Supreme elevates the world’s finest electric guitar to the next level. The carved, flame maple back and flame top are burnished with the sophisticated Autumn Burst finish. Multiple binding, elaborate pearl inlays, and a fretboard of rare curly ebony, make this truly the Supreme creation in the Les Paul family.  Limited run of 400

BODY
Body Style: Chambered Mahogany Body
Body Species: Maple
Top Species: AAA Flamed Maple
Back Species: AAA Flamed Maple
Binding: White Triple-Ply
 
NECK
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Peghead Pitch: 17°
Nut Width: 1.695″
Head Inlay: Abalone Globe With Pearloid ‘Supreme’ Banner
Head Binding: Triple-Ply
 
FINGERBOARD
Species: Curly Ebony
Scale Length: 243/4″
Number Of Frets: Gold-Tinted Alloy/22
Inlays: Side Dots
Fingerboard Binding: White Single-Ply
 
HARDWARE
Plating Finish: Gold
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Knobs: Gold Speed
Machine Heads (Tuners): Grover Keystone
 
ELECTRONICS
Neck Pickup: 490R Alnico Magnet Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: 498T Alnico Magnet Humbucker
Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, Three-Way Switch
 
OTHER
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
Brass Truss Rod Cover, Gold Fretwire
 
CASE
Case Interior: White Plush
Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
Case Silkscreen: Silver ‘Gibson USA’ Logo
 

I say:

I love Les Pauls, and I love Ships in Bottles.

This guitar combines the two.

The choicest woods, top flight electronics, superb finish and all of the above are put together by inserting the electronics through the (enlarged) jack plate.  TBH the Curly Maple fingerboard is a nice touch – but I actually prefer the traditional ebony, this is more like rosewood…

Posh inlays, gold fretwire, unmarked gold plating on the hardware – this IS a case queen – reputedly bought and stored under the bed (yeah right – but we’d all like to believe that story….)

Absolutely as new.

Includes case as shown.