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.