Beautiful Les Paul from Gibson's Custom Shop!
Gibson's Custom, Art, Historic division provides an atmosphere for a select group of inspired artisans to carry on Gibson's century-old tradition of creating exquisite, investment quality instrumentsthat represent the highest standards of imaginative design and masterful craftsmanship.
This Custom Shop Les Paul is exactly what you'd expect from one of the finest luthiers in the world. Designed to offer the ultimate in performance, the Class 5 features a carved and highly quilted maple top with a weight relieved mahogany back, long neck tenon construction, and a slim taper neck based on the profile used by Gibson in 1960.Gibson Custom Les Paul Class 5 Quilt Top Features:
- Class 5 Quilt Top
- Blue Burst Finish
- Highly figured Quilt Maple Top
- Weight relieved mahogany back
- Single-ply cream binding on top
- Nickel hardware
- ABR-1 bridge, stopbar tailpiece
- 1-piece mahogany neck w/long neck tenon
- 22 fret rosewood fingerboard
- pearloid trapezoid inlays
- Single-ply cream binding
- 1960 slim taper neck profile
- 24 3/4" scale length, 1 11/16" nut width
- Vintage tulip tuners
- BurstBucker 2 (R) and 3 (T) pickups
- 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
- Brite Wire .010 strings
- Includes Custom Shop case, certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit.
Gibson: Don't Mess with a Good Thing
Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. These "first call" instruments also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it's not surprising that so many of Gibson's best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there's just no sense in messing with a good thing!
What can we write about the Gibson Les Paul that hasn't already been written? It all comes down to this: Ever since its introduction in 1952, the Les Paul has had an impact on both guitar players and on music itself. What started out as Gibson's answer to the introduction of solid body guitars in 1950, turned out to be perhaps the most influential of them all. What started out as a simple gold-top guitar has turned into a veritable rainbow of colors, in configurations to meet everyone's needs, wants and yes, even budget. The Les Paul Classic is the 21st Century version of the legendary Les Paul, combining the slim-taper neck of a 1960 model with the supercharged power of ceramic magnet humbuckers. This baby sings softly and also screams loud, so you can always sound your best!