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Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Pro Electric Guitar  

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For more than five decades, the Les Paul Standard has been established as the ultimate performance instrument in terms of tone and playability and ha...Click To Read More About This Product

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A high-octane Les Paul for today' high-performance player.

For more than five decades, the Les Paul Standard has been established as the ultimate performance instrument in terms of tone and playability and has always been one of the best lookers on stage, too. Now, Gibson Custom brings the high-performance Les Paul Custom Pro, crafted with all the features of the prized original Les Paul Standards but upgraded with new performance features. Rendered with the utmost quality in craftsmanship for which Gibson's Custom Shop is known and using the finest traditional tonewoods, hardware and pickups, the Les Paul Custom Pro is a true stealth fighter in terms of versatility, hiding split-coil and phase switching within its straightforward-looking control layout, plus a useful "kill switch" for contemporary stutter effects. All this, and the Les Paul Custom Pro boasts killer looks, too, with a luscious highly-figured maple top.

As with the best Les Pauls crafted since the early '50s, the Les Paul Custom Pro starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved maple top glued to a mahogany body, strategically channeled to enhance resonance and reduce weight. Marrying maple's clarity and definition to mahogany's richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched, and degrees of resonance and sustain that are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is insured by a fast but comfortably rounded neck profile, and a final set up on Gibson Custom's computer controlled PLEK machine, including a PLEK-cut Corian nut. Traditional body and fingerboard binding, acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, and single-ply plastic pickguard emphasize the Les Paul Custom Pro's heritage, and make the incredible versatility that lies beneath it all even more surprising.

Probe the beating heart of the Les Paul Custom Pro from Gibson Custom, and you find a deceptively cunning switching array powered by two of Gibson's most impressive pickups. The BurstBucker 2 in the neck position and BurstBucker 3 in the bridge are crafted in the image of the original PAF humbuckers of the late '50s, with unpolished Alnico II magnets and unevenly wound coils for that characteristic edge and bite heard in great vintage pickups. Each pickup has been wound with four-conductor wire to enable a complex array of switching possibilities. Push-pull switches on each pickup's independent volume pot provides coil splitting for convincing single-coil sounds, while the bridge pickup's push-pull tone control provides reverse-phase switching, and the neck pickup's tone pot doubles as a useful "kill switch." Add it all up, and there's a startling array of tonal options from this straightforward-looking Les Paul. It's all anchored by the legendary pairing of a nickel-plated ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and nickel-plated stopbar tailpiece, with high-performance kidney button Grover tuners to keep you tight and in tune.

FEATURES
High-grade maple top with one-piece mahogany back
Comfortable, rounded 50's neck profile
Powerful Burstbucker #2 and Burstbucker #3 pickups
Coil-tapping, phase switching and signal kill on the fly
Nickel Grover kidney machine heads

Experience for yourself this combination of tradition and evolution. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Top: Maple
Back: Mahogany
Body Type: Weight Relieved
Binding: Cream
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Truss Rod: Traditional
Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Radius: 12"
Binding: Cream
Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
Other: Reissue Fret Wire, Black Side Dots
Nut
Material: Corian
Width: 1.687
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
Logo: Les Paul Signature
Truss Rod Cover: Black Antique Bell Shaped„¢
Angle: 17 Degrees
Tuners
Model: Grover„¢ Kidney Machine Heads
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Plating: Nickel
Bridge
Type: ABR-1
Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece
Type: Stop Bar
Plating: Nickel
Hardware
Knobs: Amber Top Hats with with Dial Pointers
Pickguard: Cream Reissue
Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Screenprint
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Control Plate Cover: Black
Strings: .010 - .046, Vintage Strings
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
Neck Position: Burstbucker II (Alnico II magnet)
Bridge Position: Burstbucker III (Alnico II magnet)
Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Type: 500k Audio-taper
Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
Toggle Switch: Three-Way with White Toggle Cap
Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
Finish
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case
Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
Case Exterior: Black Pleather
Case Interior: Maroon Crushed Velvet
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