Perfect condition Gibson Les Paul. Not to be confused with the tribute series, this is the original standard faded series. Honey Burst, 50s neck. Chambered and extremely light weight for a les paul. Burstbucker Pro pickups. Comes with Gibson hardcase.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded was first produced by Gibson USA in 2005.
The main characteristic which defines the Standard Faded as being different is its finish. Gibson did not use grain filler during the finishing process, and applied a “hand-rubbed satin finish”, as opposed to the much thicker gloss nitrocellulose finish applied to other Gibson USA Les Paul models. Applying a satin finish is apparently a much less labour intensive process, and as a result Gibson marketed the Standard Faded as somewhat of a “budget” model in comparison to its gloss counterparts.
However, the Standard Faded quickly gained popularity among many. Players found that its resonance and responsiveness typically outshined more expensive gloss models, and that it proved to be a great platform for pickup and hardware upgrades – at a rather reasonable price point. The general consensus appears to be that the magic lies in the Standard Faded’s unique finish.
Standard Fadeds produced in 2005 were weight-relieved. Gibson USA continued to produce this model until 2008, but those made in late 2006 to 2008 were chambered. However, according to some reports, some of them made in very late 2008 were again weight-relieved.