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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 example of the increasingly rare Gibson XR-2 with the stock Firebird mini-humbuckers–one of my favorite pickups–it weighs a comparatively light 9 pounds 2 ounces and comes with it’s original Gibson logo chain saw 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 great shape with no buckle rash and very little signs of use–there are 2 lines in the finish that are hard to see except at a undeniable angle in a specific light–they didn’t show up though i tried to capture them and are truly inconsequential —

the fingerboard looks like brazilian and is in excellent shape as are the frets with little sign of use–everything is completely original and you’d be hard pressed to fin another of these in what is collectible condition in my opinion.

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–

no reserve

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

Model Year


Body Color

natural blonde

String Configuration

6 String

Body Type


Body Material

Laminate, Solid Wood


les paul xr-2

Country/Region of Manufacture

United States





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