Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom - Ebony with Gold Hardware

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Carved Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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Style, Grace, and Elegance

The truth is, the Les Paul Custom has it all. You get the classy ebony and gold looks, the easy playability, and the perfect variety of tones - the perfect balance of warm rhythm and hot, singing lead tones. Other features include the traditional mahogany back/maple top construction, Richlite fingerboard with pearl inlays on a mahogany neck, and matched Gibson humbuckers.

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 instruments that represent the highest standards of imaginative design and masterful craftsmanship.

Gibson Les Paul Custom Features:
  • Ebony color
  • 1-piece mahogany, rounded profile neck
  • Carved maple top
  • Solid mahogany back
  • Metal tulip tuners
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Pearl block inlays
  • 490 Alnico and 498 Alnico humbucking pickups
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • Nashville TOM/stopbar bridge/tailpiece
  • Gold hardware
  • Custom Shop case included

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Carved Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Rounded Neck Profile
Fingerboard Material Richlite, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Block Inlays
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Bridge/Tailpiece Nashville Tune-o-Matic Bridge, Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Gold Tulip Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup 490 Alnico Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 498 Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Selector
Strings Brite Wires (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number LPCEBGH1

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A Must Have for Every Serious Guitarist

I have been playing for over 30 years and the Les Paul Custom is the real flagship of Gibson solid body line. I own dozens of guitars including several Les Pauls and the custom black beauty is just a gorgeous, beautiful instrument. It's sound is iconic and it is a very versatile guitar It sounds equally fantastic playing jazz, country, blues, pop or rock and has many excellent tonal possibilities from shimmering cleans, to singing rhythms, to screaming high gain leads. This is truly one guitar that can do it all, and do it very well. Gibson got the look, design, feel and sound right with this one back in the 1950s and it remains the same today. There are many variations of the Les Paul, but with its Ebony fretboard (make sure to get this and not richlite or any other substitute), non-chambered body (also insist on this), and double humbucker pickups, the Custom is the real deal. Also, it is a wise investment grade instrument that with proper use and care will appreciate in value over time. Save up and get one and you will not regret it.
Music background: Musician

no peer

I brought this new 2013 ebony LP Custom home and five days later performed two 4 hour solo gigs in a gazebo in Creede, Co with it plugged into my two Fender Twins with a Fishman SA220 on either side for my vocals. I never put the guitar down. It sounded so good that I got tears in my eyes twice. On the second song of the first gig, I held it up to my lips and kissed it. It is without peer.
Music background: professional performer

Gibson Les Paul Custom

This is the easiest and most fantastic sounding guitar I have ever picked up. This thing almost plays itself. Vast variety of sound choices for all types of playing. Sits well in the lap and can play all day long.
Music background: Regular guy

A real dream guitar

The Les Paul Custom is to me, the epitome of classic electric guitars. It is the King of Les Pauls. Mine is from 1989. I got it in mint condition in 1996 and it has outlasted many of the other guitars I've had and still have. It has seen a lot of action, gigs, rehearsals and abrupt weather changes and it has more than paid for itself many times over.Sentimental value aside, this guitar is capable of so many tonal shades. Together, we've worn many hats. I've done metal, Mott the hoople style glam rock, blues, pop, jazz and most recently, performed with a hip-hop and R&B group with this same guitar. I've really learned how to control tones out of a Les Paul. I used to be "knobs on 10" but try using the separate volume and tone knobs and your friend, the toggle switch, to milk contrasts out of your guitar while you're playing. The tone is always rich and bold but is more versatile than people often give it credit for.Yes, it's an expensive guitar, but if you gig and record, you'll have a reliable friend for the long haul. And if you don't gig or record, hey, you can enjoy the guitar anyway! I still have love for my Ibanez JEM and my other shredsticks, but nothing beats the Les Paul tone.It's a joy to play and beautiful to boot. The first scratch is always tragic, but after about 3, it's all character from there.
Music background: amaeteur gigger, collector

Nice guitar

It's by far the best piece I have put my hands on. I own several guitars including a 58 and 59. Although the reissue guitars are great the custom piece just feels right if ya know what I mean. Expensive but worth the price
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson Custom, Gibson Custom Solidbody Guitars