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1996 Gibson Les Paul George St Pierre Tie Dye Guitar W/Case.
Number 92 of only 103 made in the Gibson Custom Shop by George St Pierre.
I have had 4 or 5 of these pass through my hands over the years. Each one is truly a unique piece of art, as well as a great playing Gibson Les Paul.
This guitar is in excellent shape with the exception of the finish checking that was typical to virtually every single one of these Tie Dye guitars that were made. The finish that was used and the cloth underneath reacted to check the finish in places. It is simply cosmetic and nothing structural.
This example actually has the LEAST amount of checking that I have seen; a small amount between the volume/tone controls on the top and a bit on the back of the headstock. I have done my best to picture the checking, but it is REALLY tough to see with this tie dye finish.
Otherwise, the guitar is stellar and looks to have barely been played.
It is all original and plays superbly. Great neck on this one with a nice, low, action.
Comes with original ‘The Gibson’ deluxe case that shows a few marks on the outside, but is overall in nice condition as well. The was a bit of Gibson paperwork with it that I didnt have in the pics.
If you are a collector, these St Pierre Tie Dyes are doing nothing but going up in value, grab this one while you can!
The Gibson” Custom Art & Historic” Shop produced 103 of these rare tie dyed beauties in 1996. All 103 guitars were hand crafted in the Custom Shop by artist/craftsman, George St Pierre.
George, a Gibson employee developed a technique to apply a tie-dyed cloth finish over the body of a guitar.
George St. Pierre worked at Gibson USA for nearly six years. He and his wife, Dorothy had a small business making and printing tie-dyed apparel. While at Gibson George experimented with tie-dyed fabric and its application to the surface of a scrapped guitar body during his breaks at work.
George completed a prototype in October 1995 and presented it to Gibson USA CEO Henry Juszkiewicz . The following February Henry gave George the project of Designing and building 103 tie-dyed Les Paul guitars for introduction at the NAMM show. The response was resoundingly positive and all 103 guitars quickly found homes. This offering remains a fascinating testament to the creative spark and vision of both George St. Pierre and Gibson USA.
The Tie-Dye Les Paul Series is a collection of individually-numbered and signed works of art
Neck Type: Set Neck
Body Wood: Mahogony
Top Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Bound Neck: Yes
Pickups: 2 Humbucker
Electronics(Controls): 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way
Case: Original Hardshell Case