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  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Carved maple top
  • Warm-toned mahogany body
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The subtle shimmer of silverburst.

The limited edition Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top and warm-toned mahogany body. A Richlite fingerboard with pearl block inlays gives it a bright attack. 490R and 498T Gibson humbuckers deliver warm rhythm and hot, solid lead sounds. Gibson also includes a Tune-O-Matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and bound body, neck, and head with chrome hardware.

Originally offered in 1979, this Gibson Custom Shop guitar has been reissued to satisfy the needs of collectors who want to be able to own the original Les Paul Custom or for someone who wants something special to add to their collection. This limited edition with a gorgeous silverburst finish won't be around long. Includes case.

Features

  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Carved maple top
  • Warm-toned mahogany body
  • Limited Edition Silverburst finish
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • Pearl block inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • 490R and 498T humbuckers
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Body, neck and headstock binding
  • Includes hardshell case

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

 
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Gibson CustomLimited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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Hammer of The Gods!

Purchased this custom Silverburst new from a licensed dealer via ebay. A note of caution: when buying an expensive instrument like this via ebay, be VERY cautious. There are Chinese fakes floating...Read complete review

Purchased this custom Silverburst new from a licensed dealer via ebay. A note of caution: when buying an expensive instrument like this via ebay, be VERY cautious. There are Chinese fakes floating around! Contact the seller, ask for serial number, and call Gibson to check the guitar out! They keep good records on Custom Shop guitars, and will be able to tell you all about it.One word describes this guitar: amazing. Tone, oh that wonderful Les Paul tone! My guitar was made in 2010, and it is not chambered. Weight is at least 10 lbs. Some of these are chambered, some aren't, it varies by year. The weight doesn't bother me, because I believe it enhances the sound of the guitar, and of course weight = sustain. After a setup (yes, you will have to set up this pricey thing) the action was low and silky smooth, playing is almost effortless, with NO string buzz. Holds tune very well.The stock pickups in these LP Customs are very good. The 498T bridge pup is hot and articulate with its Alnico V magnets. It's sound is very sharp and defined, with great harmonics, and can be tamed with the tone and volume rolled back. The 490R in the neck position is also quite articulate, but smoothes out beautifully if you back off on the tone knob.Now for quality. The only problem that I have run into is that the toggle switch was a little loose. Very easy fix, if you're not afraid to take a screwdriver to a $4000 instrument. Tip: a small suction cup works great to get the switch & control covers off, as they are fitted very tightly. NEVER PRY!!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT! The binding isn't perfect, but it's close. Melted binding is usually from being on a foam-covered stand or hanger, it will melt the nitro-laquer finish.Finally, the price. Gibson has LOST THEIR MIND! To put a suggested retail price of $5000+ on this guitar is INSANE. But the quality was definitely there on mine. The finish is almost flawless, and has a brilliant, yet slightly opaque shine that only a nitro finish can give. The Silverburst is absolutely stunning, and this guitar is a KNOCKOUT. If you wanna own a primo USA made guitar, there are cheaper ones out there (Jackson SL1 Soloist comes to mind, incredible axe!) but none more beautiful or with more personality than the Les Paul Custom!

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst

I have been on a search to buy this guitar for over a year and have yet to find one worth buying or worthy of the Gibson Logo. I have seen constant issues with...Read complete review

I have been on a search to buy this guitar for over a year and have yet to find one worth buying or worthy of the Gibson Logo. I have seen constant issues with workmanship in binding and finish. I have seen melted binding and and orange peel and fish eyeing on the finish. None of the many guitars I have tried would stay in tune long enough to demo them in the store. I have gone far enough to actually buy new strings and have them installed to try it out, and still had tuning instability. Tone has been marginal in some, and average in others. Huge differences in weight. I have had 3 of these in one store ranging from 9.5 lbs to 12 lbs. I have seen hardware screwed in sideways. Ultimately, Tone is king, and I would most certainly own one by now if I had found the grail, but I have not played one that sounded better than any other import hanging on the wall. I have owned 5 Les Pauls, and still own two (grail) Pauls, as well as many others. I am disturbed that Gibson is trying to pass these poor instruments off as custom shop models with huge pricetags.

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5.0

Simply Amazing

By BACzero

from Millville, UT

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Action
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Incredible Sustain
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

    Just bought one of these about a week and a half ago. It's my very first Les Paul. I've been playing guitar for nearly 30 years, and for the first time, I understand why people spend money on high end Gibson guitars. My Silverburst required a slight truss rod adjustment out of the box, but other than that... all I can say is "Wow!" The richlite fretboard impressed me so much that I have started looking for other guitars that use it. It just feels like magic under your fingers. Sounds great, looks great, feels great. I believe I even prefer it to ebony for playability. String bends have never been so easy.

    My band plays mostly rock/metal. With distortion, the punch from this guitar will knock your socks off. At home I jam a lot of blues tracks, and the rich, warm tones just coat you in smoothness. I actually crave practice time. The action is impeccable, the quality is amazing, the pots are smooth, and all of the hardware is top notch. It's a lot of money to spend, and I was worried about having some buyers remorse, but once I got it in my hands, I haven't had a single regret.

    To top off all the great craftsmanship and quality, the finish on this thing is impressive. I have yet to find a picture online that does it justice. Having the silverburst finish on the back just ads to the experience, and the deep, glossy nitrocellulose lacquer finish has so much depth, it almost seems as though you could dip your finger into the finish.

    If you have the means, I would highly recommend this guitar. Give the guys at Private Reserve a call. I'd like to say thanks to Derek White for all your help. Derek sent me pictures of the specific guitar I ended up ordering. He also played it for me and was able to offer some feedback on it. The Private Reserve group at Musician's Friend isn't a gimmick. They're great to work with.

    Thank you, Gibson, and thank you, Musician's Friend/Private Reserve!

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    5.0

    GREAT SERVICE Thanks Chris...

    By Ed L

    from New Jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Flawless Guitar
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great Service

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I collect Gibson Custom Shop guitars and was very interested in a Silverburst Custom. I was a little nervous about the fretboard change, but upon inspection and playing it appears to be fine.. Looks like Ebony.

      The main part of this review I wanted to get across is the level of service I was given by Chris Swope at Private Reserve. I had a very short window of time to take delivery as I was going away for business. When the original shipping was diverted, Chris sprang into action to meet my travel deadline and get me the guitar before leaving, even having it delivered on the weekend by noon. Quite impressive.

      yesterday he spent a good part of his day on my behalf and making sure everything worked out, while being in constant contact with me...

      I really appreciate the effort he put in. These days it is not too often that you get anyone going the extra mile for you. Chris did for me and I will look to him without hesitation on future purchases..

      Thanks Chris

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2012 silverburst custom

      By SOD-J6FrU

      from Michigan

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      There are no dislikes on this guitar for me. The pickups are perfect. The fit is perfect. The finish is perfect. The richlite neck is great. This guitar screams rock. And mellows out with great cleans. Ive been playing it through a fender twin reverb. Very cool. I also am rockin an axefx through a pa for my metal sounds. Freakin rips..
      If you have the cash.. Get it. If you don't.. Find the money.. It's an amazing guitar.
      Do not pay any attention to the naysayers over the richlite board. It's great.
      I love my new guitar..
      Well... I just received my silverburst 2012 les Paul custom. I have been waiting to get this guitar for years and I must admit I was distressed over a let down. Let me tell you what. I have been playing guitar for 30 yrs.. I have owned em all other than the silverburst. Now.. I have never bonded with a guitar as fast as I have with this beauty. And let me tell you it's a beauty. It plays as well as if not better than any other guitar I've owned or own.
      Features.. Straight up playability.. That is what you get.. Other than than just two humbuckers. Two volume knobs and two tone knobs.. Simple. It's the playability that makes the features a 10.
      The quality is actually better than I expected it to be. Very nice guitar. No blemishes and I went over it with a fine tooth comb. The new richlite neck is actually very nice. Just the same as any ebony neck I've ever played. I have a very nice collection of axes with ebony necks so trust me when I say it. It plays just like ebony. I really have found absolutely no difference in tone either. It came setup perfectly ready to jam. Mine was so new it still smells like lacquer.
      The neck is fast and fat.. Very. Very nice guitar. My new number one.
      Really high dollar.. But worth it to me.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Guitar Ever!

      By Damien Dredd

      from Providence RI

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      The best guitar I have ever used in my entire life. This is a guitar ideal for all genres of music though the two I play personally is metal and the blues. The tone on this guitar is phenominal, first time I ever saw it I was looking through this site about a year ago, I know that's not alot of face time with the guitar but it is more than enough time to see the quality. I hear about the issues with the silverburst finishes on guitars but I have yet to see any. How ever I must add that I customized the guitar recently, I have since added EMG 81/85 Pickups making my uncontested best guitar.

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      (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Les Paul Custom Silverburst

      By edburnz

      from THE BOOT

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      everything is nice but the original is better
      This is a great guitar it sounds and looks great. It is very hard to find a custom les paul without gold hardware and this is a great option.This guitar sounds and plays just like any other custom les paul. Except for the original silverburst which used different paint so the sound and feel is different. the reason they quit making this finish is because the paint affected the tone that is the only downfall of the guitar. Enjoy.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gibson Makes a SCREAMER

      By Rick A

      from Dearborn Heights MI

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      Oh God I wanted this Les Paul Custom,Saved almost 6 months and the right day came along and soon it was mine ! Lets forget for a moment its a Limited Edition,Lets forget Its in Siverburst,Lets Forget the not seen too often chrome hardware on a Custom.Lets just dwell on the fact its Got the soul of a bat from hell.This bad boy screams and screams with no end insight ! The perfect neck the greatest pickups and the looks that only Gibson could come up with.This Les Paul goes from butter smooth blues to roadhouse rock to Screaming metal with just a turn of a knob...Bravo Gibson and BRAVO Musicians Friend for bringing it to the public at a price thats not impossable to reach !!

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hammer of The Gods!

      By bluesrefugee

      from Backwoods of western KY

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      Purchased this custom Silverburst new from a licensed dealer via ebay. A note of caution: when buying an expensive instrument like this via ebay, be VERY cautious. There are Chinese fakes floating around! Contact the seller, ask for serial number, and call Gibson to check the guitar out! They keep good records on Custom Shop guitars, and will be able to tell you all about it.One word describes this guitar: amazing. Tone, oh that wonderful Les Paul tone! My guitar was made in 2010, and it is not chambered. Weight is at least 10 lbs. Some of these are chambered, some aren't, it varies by year. The weight doesn't bother me, because I believe it enhances the sound of the guitar, and of course weight = sustain. After a setup (yes, you will have to set up this pricey thing) the action was low and silky smooth, playing is almost effortless, with NO string buzz. Holds tune very well.The stock pickups in these LP Customs are very good. The 498T bridge pup is hot and articulate with its Alnico V magnets. It's sound is very sharp and defined, with great harmonics, and can be tamed with the tone and volume rolled back. The 490R in the neck position is also quite articulate, but smoothes out beautifully if you back off on the tone knob.Now for quality. The only problem that I have run into is that the toggle switch was a little loose. Very easy fix, if you're not afraid to take a screwdriver to a $4000 instrument. Tip: a small suction cup works great to get the switch & control covers off, as they are fitted very tightly. NEVER PRY!!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT! The binding isn't perfect, but it's close. Melted binding is usually from being on a foam-covered stand or hanger, it will melt the nitro-laquer finish.Finally, the price. Gibson has LOST THEIR MIND! To put a suggested retail price of $5000+ on this guitar is INSANE. But the quality was definitely there on mine. The finish is almost flawless, and has a brilliant, yet slightly opaque shine that only a nitro finish can give. The Silverburst is absolutely stunning, and this guitar is a KNOCKOUT. If you wanna own a primo USA made guitar, there are cheaper ones out there (Jackson SL1 Soloist comes to mind, incredible axe!) but none more beautiful or with more personality than the Les Paul Custom!

      Comment on this review

      (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst

      By chop883-t3zpx

      from Traverse City, MI

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      I have been on a search to buy this guitar for over a year and have yet to find one worth buying or worthy of the Gibson Logo. I have seen constant issues with workmanship in binding and finish. I have seen melted binding and and orange peel and fish eyeing on the finish. None of the many guitars I have tried would stay in tune long enough to demo them in the store. I have gone far enough to actually buy new strings and have them installed to try it out, and still had tuning instability. Tone has been marginal in some, and average in others. Huge differences in weight. I have had 3 of these in one store ranging from 9.5 lbs to 12 lbs. I have seen hardware screwed in sideways. Ultimately, Tone is king, and I would most certainly own one by now if I had found the grail, but I have not played one that sounded better than any other import hanging on the wall. I have owned 5 Les Pauls, and still own two (grail) Pauls, as well as many others. I am disturbed that Gibson is trying to pass these poor instruments off as custom shop models with huge pricetags.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Some people may be rich, but this is a gem!

      By LPCobsessed83

      from Riverside, CA

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      This is my personal favorite finish and it's appropriate that it lands on this particular guitar. I own a 1980 LP Custom Silverbust and a 2009. Few other guitars even come close to this quality of tone and beauty. Pricey? Of course, but you certainly get what you pay for. If money is an issue, don't buy it. But if you want quality, save up. Best purchases yet.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sustain Beast

      By jimbagz

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

      Sings unplugged. Built like an armored tank. Paint job looks killer from every angle. I could hang this thing backwards and still get comments. It completes me.

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