2010 Gibson USA Chad Kroeger “Blackwater” Les Paul Custom

Awesome finish – has a piezo in the bridge for acoustic sounds – fab!

The first year’s production!! A very limited edition run – now discontinued!

A weight relieved body means that this guitar weighs in at a back friendly 8lbs. The Chad Kroeger “Inspired by” guitar comes equipped with a full gamut of great “tweaks” to the classic Les Paul Line.

In addition to its traditional magnetic humbucking pickups, a GraphTech™ Ghost® piezo bridge and related electronics provide an authentic acoustic guitar sound that can be used entirely on its own, patched parallel to the magnetic pickups through two amps, or blended with the traditional tone. Roll from atmospheric ballad to rock anthem at the twist of a knob, or craft your own new tones that blend elements of both.

With its killer hand-stained Trans Black AAA-flame maple top and unique trim package – featuring a truss-rod cover engraved with “Blackwater” in silver – the Chad Kroeger “Blackwater” Les Paul looks as unique as it sounds, too. Plus, it features Kroeger’s own idea of adding white star decals along the upper back fretboard, aligned with the standard fret markers, which allow you to see where your hand is positioned when playing on a darkened stage.

This guitar is second hand, and has only one tiny dent on the front that I can find – otherwise it’s pretty much mint condition.  I bought this in 2012 – less than two years after it was made – and have not gigged or really used this guitar – so it’s pretty much “as new!”

Gibson badged hardcase included as pictured, packing certificate and owners manual in the case.

These are $4099 new in the USA, add say $250 for shipping & Insurance, with UK VAT at 20%, that’s a total price of  $5218, say £3200!!  Add into the mix the fact that apparently Gibson only manufactured 200 of these worldwide…..