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Overview

  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Carved maple top
  • Warm-toned mahogany body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $5,739.00
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    - $1,740.00
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    $3,99900
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Gibson Custom

The ultimate in style and sophistication.

The epitome of stylish sophistication.Gibson’s Custom Shop Les Paul Custom guitar is crafted in America with a one-piece mahogany set neck, carved maple top and mahogany body for incredible warmth and sustain. An ebony fingerboard provides a crisp, bright attack. 490R and 498T Gibson humbucking pickups deliver creamy rhythm and hot, molten lead sounds. Also features a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and bound body, neck, and headstock, nicely accentuated with gold hardware. Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

Features

  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Carved maple top
  • Warm-toned mahogany body
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Figured acrylic block inlays
  • Gold hardware
  • 490R neck humbucker with Alnico II magnets
  • 498T bridge humbucker with Alnico V magnets
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Tulip tuners
  • Body, neck, and headstock binding
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Includes Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case

It's time you owned a sophisticated guitar. Order the Custom today.

 
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Gibson CustomLes Paul Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The sound is up to you

      So, i felt the need to post a review after reading some reviews by "Justin Heron". Please dont listen to what he says. This is an exceptional guitar in every...Read complete review

      So, i felt the need to post a review after reading some reviews by "Justin Heron". Please dont listen to what he says. This is an exceptional guitar in every way. I've been looking for a good deal on one for the past year and found one about two months ago. Just as awesome as the the first one i played over 10 years ago. Justin and some other people i know seem to have problems with them. They're the people who are never satisfied with their gear because they're, simply put, poor musicians. If you know how to play this guitar will give you everything you want. Also, not sure why people complain about the weight. BE A MAN! For the most part a heavy guitar gives you a great sound. You can't go wrong with this Paul!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Looks can be deceiving

      It's a shame that they charge an arm and a leg for this guitar. With a Zamak Nashville TOM bridge, Nylon Nut, and a Zamak Tailpiece, and fairly hot pickups, this thing...Read complete review

      It's a shame that they charge an arm and a leg for this guitar. With a Zamak Nashville TOM bridge, Nylon Nut, and a Zamak Tailpiece, and fairly hot pickups, this thing is a far cry from a late 50's Les Paul. The pickups used to come stock in 2007 SG Standards, and the Nashville TOM started coming standard in Gibson guitars in the 80's. Certificate of authenticity? Authentic WHAT? Gibson doesn't even hide the fact that they drill holes into the body at certain points to lessen the weight, in fact, it is broadcasted on their website. The original late 50's Les Pauls had ABR-1 style bridges made from pure Zinc, A380 Aluminum tailpieces, bone nuts, and came solid - without holes drilled into it. The only thing this guitar has going for it is the wood, the binding, the finish, and the tuners. They got the wood material right, but everything under the hood is entry level garbage. Do yourself a favour and buy a cheaper Les Paul, upgrade the hardware yourself, and save a couple grand to take your woman somewhere nice. With this Les Paul, you're paying for cosmetics, not quality.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The sound is up to you

      By gibender11

      from minneapolis, mn

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      So, i felt the need to post a review after reading some reviews by "Justin Heron". Please dont listen to what he says. This is an exceptional guitar in every way. I've been looking for a good deal on one for the past year and found one about two months ago. Just as awesome as the the first one i played over 10 years ago. Justin and some other people i know seem to have problems with them. They're the people who are never satisfied with their gear because they're, simply put, poor musicians. If you know how to play this guitar will give you everything you want. Also, not sure why people complain about the weight. BE A MAN! For the most part a heavy guitar gives you a great sound. You can't go wrong with this Paul!

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everything I expected

      By Madison

      from Houma,la

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

          Lets face it, if you're looking at this guitar it's because of its reputation. It lives up to the hype. Beautiful guitar, warm tone, easy to play. You won't be disappointed so buy it already. If you're going to by a les Paul this is the one to get. Also, great staff at MF.

          Comment on this review

          (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Looks can be deceiving

          By Anonymous

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Binding
          • Solid Electronics
          • Tuners

          Cons

          • Nashville Bridge
          • Nylon Nut
          • Zamak Hardware

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            It's a shame that they charge an arm and a leg for this guitar. With a Zamak Nashville TOM bridge, Nylon Nut, and a Zamak Tailpiece, and fairly hot pickups, this thing is a far cry from a late 50's Les Paul. The pickups used to come stock in 2007 SG Standards, and the Nashville TOM started coming standard in Gibson guitars in the 80's. Certificate of authenticity? Authentic WHAT? Gibson doesn't even hide the fact that they drill holes into the body at certain points to lessen the weight, in fact, it is broadcasted on their website. The original late 50's Les Pauls had ABR-1 style bridges made from pure Zinc, A380 Aluminum tailpieces, bone nuts, and came solid - without holes drilled into it. The only thing this guitar has going for it is the wood, the binding, the finish, and the tuners. They got the wood material right, but everything under the hood is entry level garbage. Do yourself a favour and buy a cheaper Les Paul, upgrade the hardware yourself, and save a couple grand to take your woman somewhere nice. With this Les Paul, you're paying for cosmetics, not quality.

            Comment on this review

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            1981 les paul custom

            By brian stokes

            from pennsylvania

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            i bought this guitar brand new.i own several other guitars,gretsch ,fender,and i always come back to this one.heavy,but plays as smooth as butter and always stays in tune.if you are knocking one of these out of tune ,quit playing.

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Doctor

            By shawn mack

            from Cedarville, Ca.

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            I would recomend a LP Custom to anyone the sustain is incredible.
            This is by far the best guitar you could ever own. The tone and feel are fantastic, I have wanted one for 20 years and finaly bought one last year. (2010)
            It is worth every penny.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Guitar, Bad Neck Construction

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            I have had my LP Custom for about 5 years. It is by far the nicest guitar I have ever played in my life. However there are a few setbacks that seem to be very, very, very common among Les Pauls. 1. The neck design is awful, many crack or snap. (it cost me a lot to get mine fixed) And 2. It is EXTREMELY heavy. But besides those problems it is an amazing guitar and sounds phenomenal.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            one solid axe!!!

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            when i got this guitar i thought "WOW i cant believe i paid $4000 for a axe !" but when i played it more and more i saw why the cost is so high... this thing is one of the best i have ever played! i read a comment from another buyer that said he had problems with his guitar goin out of tune.... i assure you i have no such problem with this beast! it is VERY,VERY HEAVY that may be a downside to long stage gigs , but this thing has sustain for days.and the tone is warm and bright. if you have the $$$ get this... you wont regret it..

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            QUALITY IN QUESTION

            By Evan Lam

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            I have two Les Paul Customs. I have a 1980 Silverburst that plays like butter - thinner than average neck, not too heavy body, killer warm pickups and easy tension on the fretboard (I use nine guage strings tuned to standard E). Then I have a 2005 in Alpine White and sometimes I wonder, "What the f-?" It's insanely heavy, which is okay because it reminds you the guitar costs almost $4000. But the tension (again, nines tuned to E) isn't as smooth and it goes out of tune often. I used to think the truss rod was off but now I think the nut is cut too high. The neck is fatter and not as tapered as my older LP. Don't get me wrong...the guitar is built with fine wood and hardware. I just don't feel it plays like A Les Paul Custom. What's up with that, Gibson?

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My highest rated reveiw EVER ! no wonder!

            By Dr. LaRrY

            from Winston-Salem,N.C.

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            The 1st guitar I played in 1978 was a black 1975 L.P. Custom and I've wanted one since. I went thru a Flying V, Schenker stage and owned a bunch of other Gibsons till 2006 when I took the plunge ! I got a Tri-Sunburst "68" Re-Issue but didn't like the "57" Classic pickups so I exchanged it for an Alpine White Custom with Gold hardware. I stuck a TP-6 Fine-Tuning Tailpeice on it as I do with all my Gibsons and I just LOVE it !! It STILL looks like day 1 cuz I BABY this sucker ! One of the nicest guitars I've EVER owned. Sometimes I'll pull it out and catch myself staring at it for long periods ! It's that beautiful ! The workmanship is beyond good. What can I say, it's a U.S.A. GIBSON LES PAUL ! just GET ONE !

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Guitar is Amazing!

            By Donnie Howard

            from Chattanooga,TN

            Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

            I had just received a pretty nice lump sum of money, and having played the same guitar for 12 years, i decided to go to Guitar Center and just look around. I honestly didn't plan on shelling out for a new guitar, but thought I'd window shop and just look around. I walked in the door and was headed for the guitar section when my friend tapped me on the shoulder and said "look at that!" It was this amazing ebony gibson les paul custom with the gold hardware. My mouth hit the floor. I figured i'd play it just for kicks but no way was i shelling out almost 4k for a guitar. I got it, plugged it in, hit my first chord on it.. and knew it was coming home with me. Get this if u have the means. U won't regret it.

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