i just had another non-paying bidder–seems to be on the rise–so please note–if payment is not received within 24 hours it will be presumed the bidder is agreeing to cancel the bid and i will re-list the item as is allowed under ebay rules–if you intend to bid on this guitar please make sure you have an existing paypal account–it takes a week sometimes to establish one and often i wait the week and then payment never comes–for this reason bidders with less than 10 positive feedback please–as a courtesy–contact me before bidding or i will have to cancel your bid–
this is a fine looking example of the increasingly rare Gibson XR-2 with the stock Firebird mini-humbuckers in the seldom seen Candy Apple Red/Ferrari Red finish–
the minis are perhaps my favorite pickups–it weighs a relatively light 9 pounds 2 ounces and comes with a non-original hard case in good condition with no odors or bad smells.
These were the precurser to the Studio made for only 2 years in small runs and of the three models the xr-2 with the minis have stood the test of time–keith richards played one as did many other well know rock guitarists–it’s a killer lead instrument
Cosmetically it is in good shape with no buckle rash–just some slight worming as seen–there are a large number of small dings and chips as shown in the scans but on the whole the rare candy apple red finish presents very beautifully from just just a few feet away–you may notice a shift in color when the flash is used–it photographs slightly more red than it actually is–it’s more dark–almost a purple but not quite which is the signature candy color or ferrari red gibson used for just a few years–this is a primary year xl-2–the outdoor shots are closer to the actual color of the guitar.
the neck is solid at the heel and the angle is perfect–the action is set low for my preferences with no buzzing and the frets are in good shape as is the very dark brazilian board–
the guitar is completely original and you won’t find many of them in this color still getting it done on stage–the mini-humbuckers are ferocious rock and blues engines–
New strings–freshly oiled and polished with a collection-up for my preferences–ready to play upon arrival.
More detailed specs are available on line but if you’re looking at this you likely know what this particular les paul is capable of–
please ask any questions prior to bidding and i will do my best to answer them–i will ship to Europe but please ask for shipping quotes before placing a bid–i will have to open up your country to accept bids and want to screen this process first
shipping is an estimate–if you live on the west coast it will cost less–east coast will cost more but i’ll eat the difference and provide a scan of the original receipt upon request–i will not make money on shipping–ever–
i have perfect feedback in over 4500 transactions–all my instruments are completely gone over before i offer them–this one has new strings–a clean and polish and fretboard oiling as well as a setup for my preferences–thank you for looking–the guitar is also for sale locally so this auction may end if sold elsewhere–i won’t sell it off ebay once a bid is placed