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Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Pro Electric Guitar with AAA Maple Top
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A high-octane Les Paul for today' high-performance player with an extra-special top.
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 Electric Guitar with AAA Maple Top 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.
High-grade AAA 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
Unmounted Pickguard (included with case) exposes top's full beauty
Experience for yourself this beautiful combination of tradition and evolution. Order today.
Top: AAA Maple
Body Type: Weight Relieved
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Truss Rod: Traditional
Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
Other: Reissue Fret Wire, Black Side Dots
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
Logo: Les Paul Signature
Truss Rod Cover: Black Antique Bell Shaped
Angle: 17 Degrees
Model: Grover Kidney Machine Heads
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Type: Stop Bar
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
Neck Position: Burstbucker II (Alnico II magnet)
Bridge Position: Burstbucker III (Alnico II magnet)
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"
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
Case Exterior: Black Pleather
Case Interior: Maroon Crushed Velvet
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Versatile Tone Capability
- Case Is Not Same Quality
Comments about Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Pro Electric Guitar with AAA Maple Top:
Buying a guitar online is a daunting proposition, especially at this price point. Gibson really got it right on this guitar: not only is the craftsmanship evident in the top and finish, but the versatile push/pull pots allow creation of an amazing array of tones. It was quickly evident to me once I fiddled with the controls how Page wrangled so many sounds out of a single guitar when you can select phase, single vs dual coil, etc. The set-up out of the case was outstanding as well.
Only disappointment is that the case is not the same quality as the guitar. This isn't Musician's Friend's fault -- it's what Gibson decided to use.
Finally: can't say enough about the phone support I got from Derek who pulled the guitar out of the case and patiently answered every single question I had. In the end, I bought it due to this kind of customer support. I'll definitely shop here again.