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Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony 

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Overview
  • Carved maple top
  • Weight-relieved mahogany back
  • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
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  • MSRP:
    $5,739.00
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    - $1,740.00
  • Your Price:
    $3,99900
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      Limited edition Black Beauty with uncovered pickups.

      The Les Paul Custom has long been a favorite of guitar players and collectors. The pinnacle of electric guitar elegance and beauty, this limited edition Custom features the trademark split diamond headstock inlay and lavishly bound body, chrome hardware, and 490R/498T humbuckers that are uncovered to reveal black bobbins.

      Gibson's Custom Shop produces some of the finest electric guitars on earth. Using the best materials money can buy, a staff of skilled luthiers reproduce some of the greatest Gibson guitars of the past and create stunning new instruments for players and collectors who demand the best. Includes case.

      Features
      • Carved maple top
      • Weight-relieved mahogany back
      • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
      • 22-fret Richlite fingerboard
      • Rounded neck profile
      • Pearl block inlays
      • Single-ply neck binding
      • Metal tulip tuners
      • 490R/498T humbucker pickups
      • Nashville TOM/Stopbar tailpiece
      • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
      • Chrome hardware
      • Includes case

      Here's your chance to own a rare version of the finest. Order today.

       
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      Gibson CustomLes Paul Custom Electric Guitar
       
      4.2

      (based on 9 reviews)

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      finish problems

      By Rich

      from new hampshire

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Chrome Hardware
      • It's A Gibson
      • Les Paul Custom

      Cons

      • Finish Quility

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I Order three of these les paul customs all three
      of them had finish problems on the body near neck
      in three places ,face of body,near top near strap
      button and near heel of neck. I always wanted a les paul custom sents I was seventeen years old.
      I am very sad that the quility is not as good as I would have hope they need better quility control from gibson on there higher price guitars.

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      (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Will always be the most beautiful guitar

      By David Darick

      from Baltimore area

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I can't tell you anything you haven't heard before. If you love the Les Paul, it's an infatuation that will sooner or later get the best of you. It took Gibson 15 years but it eventually beat me and I'm sitting next to a black Custom Shop Les Paul as I type this. As you can probably tell, it hasn't been an easy road for me. I struggle, even today, with how there are some minor issues with the guitar, the cost, etc. But, I've never questioned how I strongly feel that it's the most beautfiful guitar ever made. Others can argue there own points, but this will undoubtedly forever stand against them with millions of believers to support it. It may not play perfectly and it may have issues with manufacturing occasionally but these may be the things that make the guitar so beloved. Perhaps we identify with something that is slightly flawed as we are. Perhaps it may be complete nonsense that we want to play heavy guitars, ringing with sustain. But we guitarists are almost all romantics at heart about a musical instrument that has captivated us since we were young. It appears there will always be room inside us for an idealist to exist, if only about a single cut guitar designed in the '50s.
      The custom shop does the les paul right, with front and back layered binding, which wraps around the edge of the entire guitar. (not layered on the neck though) The pickups are hot, clear, fat, and warm at the same time. Between the locking tuners, to the Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge, the guitar has all you need. Some may prefer to install push/pull knobs like the new Traditional Pro comes equipped with but if you're spending this kind of money on a guitar, you probably have the money to pick up a nice Strat instead of trying to get those tones out of a Les Paul. Don't get me wrong, it can work and it's cheaper but nothing will match up to the real thing, much like a PRS will never be able to feel like a Les Paul. Period.
      I went with the Custom Shop model because in my opinion, it's the only way to go as far as Les Pauls go. With quality control the way it is now in the standard Gibson production lines, you never know what you're gonna get. That's just too unsettling for me. Some Standards and Traditionals are sweet, some are the worst things I've ever picked up for 2K bucks. Going with a Custom, I knew I could order it sight unseen and probably end up keeping it. Not to mention, Private Reserve has a really cool crew who don't mind you checking out the guitar for a few days before you make up your mind. And as I assumed would be the case, the guitar was very nice as soon as I opened up the box. It did need some adjustments here and there to get it a little more to my liking but it all looked good -- the binding was clean and straight, the finish was top-notch (aside from some brush strokes you can see on the body, which is pretty normal for Gibson), and the fret work is tight. In my opinion, there's no such thing as a perfect guitar. Whether a 10K dollar PRS, or a 4K dollar Les Paul, they all have their glitches. This one's no exception. There was a little buzz on the 4th fret on both the G and D strings but it appears to be fairly common on Les Pauls, customs and others. There were a few scratches on the pickups running up and down the length of the bobbins when in the playing position. As the salesperson told me, it's probably due to the Custom Shop having to remove a covered pickup after running out of factory uncovered p/ups. I'm okay with this. Let's be honest, after a few hours of heavy playing, what guitar doesn't have scratches on it?
      Due to the fact that there is a cult-like following of Gibson guitars now, as there has been for decades now, the guitars are over-priced. You can buy guitars as good as or almost as nice as Custom Shop models for a fraction of the price. I won't get into where and what brands as that would be like bringing politics into a review but suffice it to say that people who can't afford a Custom Shop Les Paul don't have to go lonely at night. But this does unfortunately mean that they may never own a Les Paul and that customers like you and I, who MUST have something that looks and plays like one of these, have to pay out the rear for it. Bottomline: the guitars are great. They aren't exotic Lamborghini's, they just cost as much as one.

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      The one I received had problems

      By David Gordon

      from New York

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I love Gibson and don't want to bad mouth them but this was not a good guitar for me
      This was to be the guitar of my dreams but the one I received had problems. I paid an expert luthier to set it up for me before my studio session and still would not hold the tune. Also the frets at the12th and 15th were rough so when I bended strings I could feel the fricton from metal particles from the frets. I get pretty picky when spending this kind of money.
      Besides that Mrs.Lincoln-how was the show. But seriously this is one of the hottest sexiest looking guitars I have ever seen unfortunately the quality control on this one failed the test. .

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awesome

      By matt_b

      from pikeville kentucky

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      i have had many guitars, jacksons, fenders, ibanez, epiphones,..... i have friends with very nice, very expensive american and japanese built guitars as well. having said this, i have had this guitar for almost a year now and it is the best guitar i have ever played. it is perfect in every way. the tone is crisp and clean, with a real warmth through and through. the pickups are hot as hell and the finish is flawless. highly recommended.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Beautiful

      By Freddyrocker

      from maui, Hawaii

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I have had this Guitar for several months and it is great. The playability is outstanding and so is the quality and sound. But then, I am a little partial to Gibson, with acoustics, banjos etc., I was hoping they would start making Harmonicas. If you want quality, this is for you. I can't seem to put it down, but then when I do it hangs on the wall so the ocassional glance feeds my musical insaneness.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply the best

      By Mick Anderson

      from Cyprus

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I have owned this guitar for 2 weeks and it is incredible. It is the sweetest sounding guitar. The quality of the build is second to none. A bit expensive but you get what you pay for.

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      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Gibson Custom Les Paul

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I played one of these at a nearby dealer. The sound was muddy. It was not clean, clear and articulate like I had hoped it would be. It could just be that there was a problem with this one guitar.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      When les paul died (tear) someone i know bought this guitar in his honor. It is absolutely amazing. The first thing I noticed was that the binding and inlays were not the obnoxious cream color of vos bb or epiphones. it was pure white and gorgeous. The silver hardware just makes it look so pure. I always prefered it over gold. The action on the guitar is just perfect and the slim neck is pretty comfortable for a slim neck and very fast if you need it to be. This is a particular gibson where they just plain don't screw it up. Some people worry about quality control for Gibson, but don't worry about it on this guitar. The pickups sounded fantastic for everything. I played acdc and everything else. It just sounds good no matter what to me. NO muddyness. Overall, it's a beautiful guitar with no flaws and sounds fantastic. If you do consider this guitar, make sure you already have a Good amp for this guitar. That decision you'll have to make on your own.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Brian-SnxjA

      from Westchester NY

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      Just got this guitar yesterday 3/6/09. Plays like an absolute dream. I've got an '82 custom that I love, but I just wanted a little something new. The action is fast, tones are deep and earthy. When I use distortion, it's got a thick heavy chunky yet smooth sound. When playing clean, it's still thick but the highs come through unblemished and beautiful. Love this guitar and couldn't put it down. Thanks Gibson for an well crafted guitar.

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