Sword SLS-1959view details
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Weight: 8.71 lbs
Similar in feel to LS-360/ LS-390, very thin nitro, very open sound, neck pickup has clarity in abundance. Premium woods all round, premium built quality, feels light and well balanced, comes in a hard-shell case. An interesting offering with a unique history and pedigree. This 59 style Les Paul was made at the Neo Guitar Shop and Workshop in Nagoya, Japan (). More specifically, the Sword brand guitars are made by the famous Mr Kunishi “924” Furuhashi who was previously head of engineering at Tokai and was responsible for introducing many of their top-of-the-line models.
The new price for the instrument is approximately 450,000 yen (£2700 + import charges), the current wait time is over a year. In the words of Mr. Furuhashi he has never been able to keep up with demand. There are only about 50 of these instruments worldwide (representing more than 10 years of production). He is also available via Facebook.
In excellent condition. Original pickups wound to 59 spec.
They also produce Sword branded Fender style instruments. You can find some of their instruments on sale here but the Les Paul models pop up extremely rarely and are generally purchased straight away.