Here we have a very nice Gibson Les Paul. It is a Gary Moore model from the year 2000. It's in a very rare and unique transparent black finish. You'll be hard-pressed to see another one like this anywhere else. I purchased this guitar from my local vintage guitar shop. I saw it hanging on the wall and could not believe it was a Gary Moore model, even though the words "Gary Moore" were engraved on the truss rod cover.
All the Gibson literature I've come across proclaims that this model was only available in a "lemon burst" finish. After I purchased the guitar, however, I contacted Gibson about the unusual color. They wrote me back within 24 hours and informed me that the transparent black finish was not part of normal production. They did acknowledge, however, that mine was a Gary Moore model based on the serial number. With respect to the finish, in their words, "it could have been custom/special ordered, or even just a small run were done this way." If anyone out there owns one like mine, I would love to know. In any event, this is a wonderful guitar that I feel very fortunate to own.