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Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar Wine Red

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Les Paul Custom Special is a supercharged modern American-made Les Paul. Absolutely no compromise for the new S Series Made-in-USA guitars. The Les P...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get your hands on this focused, hard-rocking, American-made tone monster.

Les Paul Custom Special is a supercharged modern American-made Les Paul. Absolutely no compromise for the new S Series Made-in-USA guitars. The Les Paul Custom Special was designed around Gibson's standards of quality and innovation for Gibson USA's new S Series, bringing unprecedented value in an American-made guitar. It is made in USA, with American craftsmanship that is second to none, and featuring superior quality, tone and playability, and a modern design inspired by the Les Paul "The Paul" model. The Les Paul Custom Special features a nitrocellulose finish, with Gibson's new nitro light gloss for the body and a nitro satin finish for the neck. The neck is glued in and made of one piece of solid maple, with a slim-taper profile, topped with a genuine one-piece rosewood fingerboard. The body is crafted from solid mahogany for classic Gibson tones, and the guitar is loaded with completely new, modern, made-in-USA, Double Slugs Rhythm DS-C and Lead DS-C+ humbuckers with chrome covers. The Les Paul Custom Special delivers the absolute best value out there and amazing quality, tone and playability.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Les Paul
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Select finish
  • Orientation: Right Hand
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Neck finish: Select finish
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Slim Taper
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.695"
Pickups
  • Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
  • Neck: Made in USA double slugs DS-C Rhythm
  • Middle: N/A
  • Bridge: Made in USA double slugs DS-C+ Lead
  • Brand:
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: 1 tone, 1 volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way switch
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Adjustable Wraparound
  • Bridge design:
  • Tailpiece:
  • Tuning machines: Mini-buttons
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Accessories: Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
  • Country of origin: USA

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Gibson2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I bought one, I love it!

By Chicago Craig

from Fort Lauderdale FL

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

I got tired of gigging my 200 Gibson ES 335 so bought this as a gig guitar. I like it so much I play it more than any of my guitars. At about 1/3 of the cost of my 335 I get result that are at least as good, A little crispier. My new favorite

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bang for the buck

By Adam

from San Leandro, CA

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Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

I received this as a gift from my Wife. If you like Les Pauls, this is probably the most affordable way to get one made directly by Gibson. I feel like they figured out how to get all the essential ingredients of a Les Paul there and make it here in the States, yet cut the stuff that makes it cost a lot. You get everything you'd need to have that sound and feel, but without making your wallet hurt.

The biggest differences would be the maple neck and pickups, which I don't view as being a positive or negative - just different.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE IT!

By Wayne The Annihilator

from Fort Atkinson, WI

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Pros

  • Big Sound
  • Easy Player
  • Light Weight

Cons

  • Doesn't come in white

Best Uses

  • Everything

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

Love this guitar. I own multiple Gibson's and always seem to find my way back to this one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sweet little guitar

By FuzzyGut

from Asbury Park, NJ

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Nitro finish
  • Resonant

Cons

  • Not the greatest build quality

Best Uses

  • First guitar
  • Knock-around

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

This is a cool little guitar. I wanted something that I could play in the house with kids around, so I wouldn't have to worry about the damage it would surely sustain. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit and finish, especially as I had some bad luck with another guitar from this model line. It's super lightweight due to the woods used and the electronics are decent and not noisy. This would make a great first guitar for someone who is looking to begin their love affair with music. I did have to rub down the neck with some 0000 steel wool to knock down a few funky finish spots but overall the nitrocellulose was applied nicely. The tone is not quintessentially Gibson, so it won't sound like the Les Paul you have in your mind but it does sound good, and it's actually a lot of fun to play.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

not to bad

By guitar man

from nancy ky

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

first look was not good but it cleaned up good
nice guitar for the money

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