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Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar  Alpine White

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The ultimate in style and sophistication.

The epitome of stylish sophistication.

Gibson' 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. A Richlite 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.







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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 an elegant guitar. Order the Custom today.

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Gibson CustomLes Paul Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good feel (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

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!

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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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(16 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Looks can be deceiving

By Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician

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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.

    (12 of 14 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.

    (10 of 10 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.

    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The sound is up to you

    By gibender11

    from minneapolis, mn

    About Me Professional Musician

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    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!

    (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Oh Please

    By meth92

    from San Diego

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      Really? Bad comments on the Custom??
      OK, first off, I am not going to list my creds here - b/c you've heard me on your radios over the last 30 years.
      Look, you don't play one of these every song in every set. Guitars are tools - the right one for the right job. And, having said that, I have others that I play more frequently, due to their flexibility in tone.
      BUT
      When you strap it on, you know you're in expert hands. No bad surprises, nothing to go wrong. For certain applications, only a LP Custom will do (still like their sound better than the Standard).
      I have two - a 1972 and a 2014. The 2014 is every bit and more the axe the 72 Norlin era is - they just made so many advances. Richlite? Fine. Bring it. I have a friend that swears by his 1973 Porsche Carrera - but the new ones are just mind blowingly better, for safety and performance reasons. Same here, if see my meaning.
      You buy a Mercedes, or a Rolex, or a Porsche for a reason: You know what you are getting. You know it will last a lifetime. You save and save and want your money well spent. You are paying for years of research that goes into every one.
      I'm not saying Gibson are perfect, in fact they are a complete nightmare to deal with sometimes, but the LP Custom is just one of those guitars. Every serious player should have one.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      one solid axe!!!

      By BRETT RODD

      from CT

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      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..

      (5 of 6 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.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          20 year love affair

          By Screwjack

          from Connecticut

          Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

          When I was a sophomore in High School, I spent every penny I had saved from paper routes and summer jobs to buy an electric guitar. After playing the flavors of the moment (BC Rich, Charvel Jackson) and some classics (strats & Teles), the owner of the local music shop told me I should come in and play an Alpine White LP Custom he had just received from the factory. It was, he said, the "pick of the litter". My mom drove me to the shop (I was too young to drive). I sat down, played it, and knew immediately that this was "the one." We bought it that night.That was 20 years ago. I've since played vintage strats, jacksons, PRSs; I've played the field, as it were. But nothing ever compares to the LP. There is much to criticize - the single cutaway, the weight of a ton of bricks, the lack of that single coil chunky sound. But strap on this axe, crank up a nice warm Class A tube amp, hit a wailing bended note with a good vibrato, and you will be in love. The instrument grows with you, rewarding every improvement, keeping pace with every new technique, adapting to any style with grace and ease. It is a far better instrument than I am an instrumentalist. I learn from it, not on it. For twenty years it has inspired me to improve.

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Guitar is Amazing!

          By Donnie Howard

          from Chattanooga,TN

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          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.

          (4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Waste of money

          By RedRockerCanada

          from Vancouver, BC

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cheap Construction
          • Cheap Finishing
          • cheap hardware

          Best Uses

          • Nothing For The Price

          Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

          Sure, it's fun to play with a good feel, love the hot pickups, and it's a real looker in black with the gold hardware, but

          FOR THAT PRICE???!!!

          For this kind of dough I would expect a better bridge, nut material, volume/tone control knobs, and fret board at least. A Richlite fret board on a guitar with this price tag? All gold hardware except the control knobs? REALLY???

          For a LP 3 times better in the same price range, the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess is a better buy for the money. Push/pull coil splitting pots to turn each humbucker into single coil independently, a piezo pup under the Floyd Rose bridge, slimmer body with a fast neck, and it's real looker too... MY OH MY...

          OR:

          Twice as good at half the price, the Les Paul Pro II is amazing. Features an additional push/pull pot for a 5dB lead boost along with the coil splitting pots mentioned above with the vintage control knobs makes it a real looker too.

          This Gibson LP custom is merely not worth the money compared to many other Les Pauls.

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