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Gibson Custom John Sykes Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar   

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The John Sykes Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar re-creates Sykes number one instrument--a 1978 Les Paul Custom--and includes the modifications Joh...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Custom Shop crafted re-creation of Sykes' '78 Les Paul Custom.

The John Sykes Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar re-creates Sykes number one instrument--a 1978 Les Paul Custom--and includes the modifications John has made to his instrument over his years of playing with Tygers of Pan Tang, Whitesnake, and Thin Lizzy.
The guitar is also available in an "aged" version which duplicates the wear and aging that John's guitar has undergone over the years. This VOS version has the more gentle aging that is characteristic of all VOS guitars.

Like all VOS (Vintage Original Spec) Series instruments, the John Sykes Les Paul Custom VOS is handcrafted for comfort and playability in the Gibson Custom Shop. The construction, neck profile, hardware, and electronics are period accurate, except for Sykes' modifications, and a special nitrocellulose finish treatment gives it the patina of a gently aged vintage guitar. Includes Gibson Custom Shop case, a certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit.

  • Carved maple top
  • Solid mahogany back
  • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
  • Chrome hardware
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Ebony finish
  • Mirror pickguard
  • Aged metal chrome switch washer (no switch tip)
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Pearl block inlays
  • Single-ply white neck binding
  • Rounded neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Chrome Grover tuners
  • Brass nut
  • 70s-style Gibson headstock logo
  • '57 Classic exposed humbucking pickups with aged chrome mount rings
  • 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way selector switch

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John Sykes Les Paul

By KISS soldier

from San Francisco,CA

This guitar is amazing! I got this guitar for 3 reasons. #1 Gibson is king. #2 I love Les Pauls. #3 John Sykes is one of my favorite guitarists.Forget buying a car get this!

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not worth the money

By sykes120

from pa.

Hi just writing this review so no one makes the mistake i did. John sykes is my all time favorite gutar player but that being said the guitar i just had to have was definately not worth the money. Just buy a regular les paul and customize it yourself you will be alot happier you did instead of spending dollars more for a name . I sold my sykes les paul about a month after i bought it.

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