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BURST OF FRIENDS

There are times when an instrument is so wonderful and iconic that staying appropriately impartial and dispassionate can be a challenge. With that in mind, this gorgeous 1960 Les Paul Standard is going to be a test for more than just the guitar. HUW PRICE feels fit to burst…

VINTAGE BENCH TEST

The top is a uniform amber except in those areas shielded from light by the poker chip, pickup rings and pickguard where traces of the sunburst remain

KEY FEATURES

1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard

• PRICE £219,995

• DESCRIPTION Solidbody electric guitar. Made in the USA

• BUILD Mahogany body with set mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, celluloid markers and 22 frets

• HARDWARE Gibson Deluxe tuners, wireless ABR1 bridge, aluminium tailpiece

• ELECTRICS 2x PAF humbuckers

• FINISH Nitrocellulose

• SCALE LENGTH 625mm/24.63”

• NECK WIDTH 43.35mm at nut, 52.61mm at 12th fret

• NECK DEPTH 22.5mm at first fret, 24.5mm at 12th fret

• STRING SPACING 35.96mm at nut, 51.31mm at bridge

• WEIGHT 4.45kg/9.81lbs

• CONTACT Lucky Fret Music Co 0207 729 9186

www.luckyfret.com

The area adjacent to the fingerboard displays playwear from Doug’s plectrum
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About The Guitar Magazine

The March 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale now, featuring Fender’s brand new 2018 flagships and a with free Taylor Guitars supplement for every reader! This month inside the UK’s best-loved and most affordable guitar magazine, we get to grips with Fender’s brand new for 2018 American Originals guitars in a UK exclusive first review. Find out if Fender’s reimagined golden era electrics will need to be on your must try list inside, and chose from our two special collector’s edition covers - will you pick Strat or Tele, or get the set? As if that wasn’t enough of a big deal, the March issue also comes with a free 24-page magazine dedicated to Taylor Guitar’s brand new V-Class bracing system – a hugely innovative way of making acoustic guitars that made serious waves when it was launched at last month’s NAMM show. Inside, we sat down with Taylor design guru Andy Powers to find out just what makes the new bracing system so remarkable, and got our hands on one of the first V-Class guitars Powers has built for an in-depth review. But we’re not all about shiny new gear here at The Guitar Magazine, and we’ve got plenty in store for vintage fanatics inside, too. For starters, we had the rare privilege of getting up close with a £230,000 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Vintage Bench Test, while we also spent some time with a gorgeous 1963 ES-335 made famous in the hands of Sweet guitarist Andy Scott. If vintage guitar speculation is more your game, however, then take a trip with Huw Price to Paris as he wanders through the incredible vintage guitar shops of the City of Love’s ‘Music Village’ area - you might want to book a trip yourself. For all that and much more - including new gear from the likes of Vigier, Rivolta, Swart, Danelectro, Joe Satriani’s essential gear and the latest in our DIY Martin acoustic build project – pick up your print or digital copy of the March 2018 edition of The Guitar Magazine today.