SOLD! This is a brand new 2019 Bill Nash aged Gibson Les Paul. Not sure of the original year of the Gibson Manufacture. The serial number gives me some conflicting information. But Brand new condition, no fret wear. I’ve got a lot of description following, first from Nash’s own hand, and then my take on it. In a sentence, These Nash Les Pauls are by far the best playing, looking and sounding Les Pauls you will ever have your hands on. For more thoughts, read on. The serial number is 170020939. The model number is: UPCS217HSNH3 It has the 60s neck, and is very fast indeed with the smooth back. Beautiful light burst like Peter Greens ’59.
It is 8 lbs 12 oz.
From Nash’s web site:
Les Paul’s we received will be disassembled Top finish will be stripped, sanded, and prepped Top will get re-finished, back and sides will be completed with amber coats Nut will be replaced Frets will be leveled and dressed Neck and body will receive aging Hardware will be aged or replaced Plastic parts will be aged or replaced Pickups will be replaced (Dimarzio Bluesbucker in neck, and Air Norton in bridge) Wiring will receive the “rolling coil tap on tone knob” feature Complete Nashguitars Setup Guitar will receive final inspection, and will be shipped back. Nashguitars only uses 100% nitrocellulose lacquer in all steps of our processes.
Here are my own impressions: Prior to selling the Nash Les Pauls, I’ve never had a real Gibson Les Paul that I liked, and I don’t like to sell them. I’ve always felt like they were overpriced, clunky, heavy, awkward and not worth the effort or cost. And I didn’t see how Bill Nash aging one was going to change any of that.
I had no idea what I was missing.
I’ve always wanted to like Les Pauls. All of my heroes played them at one time or another in their careers, but I have never had one in my hands that came even close to that vibe that I expected to feel with a Les Paul, or what I’ve always envisioned in my head as to what a Les Paul should look, feel, sound and play like. That Peter Green, Jimmy Page vibe that you see in pictures and hear on records, but don’t get from Musicians Friend or Guitar Center when you order one. And to be frank, all of the used ones I’ve played or sold in the store were either mediocre or kind of crappy, so I just quit ordering them and buying them.
These Nash Les Paul’s bear no resemblance to the clunky, stiff, muddy, lacquered Gibson Les Paul that you get at guitar center or that you’re accustomed to playing in the music store. They are an object of art and beauty, tone and playability. You will not believe it was the same instrument. Nash Les Pauls feel EXACTLY how I always had it in my head a Les Paul should play, look and sound. This is what Peter Green and Jimmy Page were up to. THIS, is their guitar.
I think they look great in the pictures, but they look far better, more impressive and more authentic in person. This is a guitar that is guaranteed to impress you and you will never sell.