Naturally, the very first thing you notice about today’s Guitar of the Day is that unlike almost any other Gibson, this Limited Edition Les Paul Classic Custom has three humbucking pickups. And not just any humbuckers! These are specially designed DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups! Which means you are combining the timeless elegance of the Les Paul with a trio of the nastiest (in a good way!) trio of humbuckers ever installed on any guitar, period! Oh, and did we mention that these are coverless pickups with dual cream bobbins and cream pickup rings? What’s interesting is that by adding a third cream humbucker in the middle position, it fools your eyes into believing that this Les Paul has a narrower waist than normal, and that illusion is reinforced by the thick multi-ply binding around the entire body. Suffice to say you’ll get more than a second look when you walk up on stage with this rock monster, or lift it from its black reptile pattern hardshell case with plush white interior in the studio.
Rest assured, this is a high-end Les Paul, with a 2-piece plain maple top in a Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish. What’s interesting is that due to the variation in color of the maple, some tops are lighter and some tops are darker. In fact, if you were to look at the whole selection in our warehouse, you’d be surprised at the variation between the lightest and darkest finish, so be sure to look at each of the photo sets in our Guitar Gallery so you can choose the one that appeals to you the most. The back and neck are tropical mahogany with a deep Cherry stain, while the single-ply bound neck has the slimmer ’60s profile with a premium 22-fret ebony fingerboard with the standard trapezoid position inlays. The tag line on our web site sums this guitar up perfectly: Beauty on the outside, beast on the inside! Includes free FedEx shipping right to your door!