1997 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Catalina is a bit rare model that Gibson only made for a few years. Most where bright strange colors for the usual Gibson Les Paul. This Custom Shop model is chambered and has standard Les Paul single cutaway, 22 frets. 2-tone, 2 vol, and 3-way toggle for the pickups which are 1957 classics, tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece. Grover tuners. All hardware is nickel. Very nice brown Custom Shop hard case with burgandy lining.
These were originally produced in the Gibson Custom Shop from 1997 to 1999 only. Produced in 3 main colors, Riverside Red, Canary Yellow and Sea Foam Green. So this one is a bit rare as it is a Dark Grey (almost black) with a bit or a metallic in the finish. Most likely was an ordered custom color. I have only seen one other in this color.