Released in 2005, the Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded have developed quite a following since the model was discontinued in 2008. Unlike the regular production Gibson Les Paul Standard from 2005-2008 the Standard Faded had a thin hand rubbed nitrocellulose Sunburst over the AA Maple top with a non grain filled back and neck giving the guitars a unique, played in feel from the start. The chambered body keeps the weight down to an impressive 8lbs even and the 60’s taper neck profile is very comfortable. The guitar has a set of replacement Gibson Burstbucker I and II pickups with nickel covers fitted, pots and caps have also been replaced. The guitar has been refretted and plays excellently. The guitar comes with its original Gibson case and owners manual.