Tons of Gibson Tone in an Uber Collectible Guitar! The Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom Electric Guitar
from Gibson USA stands true to its heritage, keeping the unique touches that made it stand out at a price players will appreciate. Featuring premium tonewoods and top-flight appointments, the Les Paul Classic Custom is an instrument of astounding beauty and surprising versatility.
With all the legendary power of the Les Paul Standard, and a Custom look that stands out from the crowd, the Les Paul Classic Custom is available in your choice of stunning high-gloss nitrocellulose finishes, all with chrome-plated hardware for a look that is subtly elegant.
Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom Electric Guitar Features
- Genuine Mahogany body with bound, carved Maple top
- Mahogany neck with comfortable, slim neck profile
- Bound Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic white block inlays
- Gibson '57 Classic in the neck and a slightly hotter '57 Classic Plus in the bridge
- Grover Keystone tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
As with the best Gibson Les Pauls crafted since the early '50s, the Les Paul Classic Custom starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved maple top glued to a mahogany body, strategically chambered to enhance resonance and reduce weight. Marrying maple's clarity and definition to mahogany's richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched.
This guitar’s resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is ensured by a slim, comfortable neck profile that measures .800 inches at the 1st fret and .875 inches at the 12th.
The Les Paul Classic Custom’s 22-fret fingerboard is made from Baked Maple, a heat-treated hardwood that offers a clear tone and extreme durability, and inlaid with acrylic block markers, enhanced by a mother of pearl Gibson headstock logo and acrylic split-diamond inlay.
To ensure that this guitar has the purest, richest tone possible, Gibson loads the Les Paul Classic Custom with a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups. Made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with enamel-coated 42-AWG wire just like the hallowed PAF pickups of the late 1950s and early '60s, the '57 Classics yield creamy warm tones in the neck position and plenty of growl and snarl in the bridge, with funky, round tones in between.
A pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and accurate intonation, while a set of premium Grover kidney-button tuners make tune-up a breeze.
Les Paul Custom History
When guitarist and inventor Les Paul conceived the Custom model in the mid-1950s, he envisioned it as a ‘black tie’ guitar suitable for the most elegant occasions. In the years since then, the Les Paul Custom has come to represent all of that and more. The most dressed-up of the Les Paul production line, the Custom is nevertheless a full-bore rocker, suitable for the heaviest riffs you want to throw at it, while still excelling on the blues, jazz, pop or fusion stage.
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