Unique '54 'Paul
The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard electric guitar is a unique beast. Do you jones after the chunky feel of early Les Paul necks? Here's your opportunity to get your fretting hand around what many guitarists consider to be the Holy Grail of chunky necks, and also reap the sonic benefits of the '54's period-correct wrap tailpiece. Now, here's the unique part: this guitar sports humbuckers! That's right - a pair of hot BurstBuckers, serving up all the fat snarl you could ever ask for. If you're a Les Paul aficionado - check out Gibson Custom's 1954 Les Paul Standard.Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard at a Glance:
- Fat, satisfying '54 profile neck
- Humbuckers on a '54 - really?
- The benefits of a wrap tailpiece
The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard's fat '54 profile neck is the Holy Grail for many Les Paul players who prefer chunky necks. If you're in this camp, those '60s "slim-taper" necks aren't for you - wrapping your fretting hand around a juicy tree trunk of a neck is the real deal. The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard is your kind of axe.Humbuckers on a '54 - really?
Yup. The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard is fitted with a BurstBucker 1 in the neck position and BurstBucker 2 at the Bridge. This axe is an historical reissue - a VOS (Vintage Original Spec) reissue, to be exact - so the original would have had P-90 pickups. Now, here's where it gets real interesting - still with us? Taking it a step further, Gibson Custom has reissued a stock '54 LP Standard that was modded by its owner - who took out the single-coils and installed a pair of humbuckers. Poetic irony, we'd say. Anyway, the bottom line is - you get pickups that take you all the way from mellow jazz tones all the way to sonic armageddon, noiselessly. P-90s could never do that.The benefits of a wrap tailpiece
The Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard sports a vintage-correct wrap bridge/tailpiece. Are you among the guitarists who believe that this setup - minimizing points of contact with the string - transfers more energy to the guitar body, thus improving tone? Or perhaps you feel a wraparound enhances your string-bending range by reducing the required excursion to nail a particular pitch. Regardless of the theory behind it, if you're a fan of early Les Pauls, you'll love the Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard's wrap tailpiece.Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Standard Features:
- The perfect axe for early Les Paul fans who love humbuckers!
- Satisfyingly chunky '54 profile neck
- Wrap bridge/tailpiece gives you enhanced sustain and bendability
- BurstBucker pickups serve up that classic, fat Les Paul humbucker snarl
- Pearloid Trapezoid fingerboard inlays
- Thin, vintage-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish enhances tone