Guitar Of The Week:Gibson Custom 1955 Les Paul Refin
1955 Les Paul Refin
Beautiful "Atlanta Burst" Finish
Unmatched harmonic richness and incredible singing sustain are hallmarks of the 1955 Reissue Series Les Paul guitars from Gibson Custom. By utilizing the proper vintage metal alloys and longer dimensions for the steel tailpiece studs and bushings, the '55 series comes closer to true vintage tonality than ever before.
This week's featured guitar is an early '55 "Refin" Les Paul featuring a TonePros lightweight wraparound tailpiece and sweet sounding P-90 single-coil pickups. This combination gives a full, resonant sound with plenty of bite and presence. The beautiful "Atlanta Burst" nitro lacquer finish is extremely visually satisfying the way its deep and vibrant red outer burst gently fades into the rich amber center. Like all the variations in the 1955 Les Paul Series, this one has the ultra-comfortable '55 Soft Shoulder neck profile copied from a prime, magical-feeling original 1955 neck—it's a dream to play! If you want the best in the Les Paul look, sound, and feel, you owe it to yourself to check out the '55 Reissue Series.
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Scott is a versatile musician with a degree in music performance. He has played in bands covering a wide range of styles including rock, country, classical, and blues. He is also a self-confessed gearhead and is always glad to give you recommendations based on his vast experience. If you are trying to track down an instrument that'll create that sound in your head, Scott's your man.
Chris is also a seasoned musician who has played in various bands in Nashville, Kansas City, and New York City. Chris's other passion is building guitars and basses. He worked at Sadowsky Guitars for seven years as production manager and was the primary bass builder there. More recently, Chris was a craftsman at the Gibson Custom Shop. During his tenure there, he spent two years in the Pro Shop and four years in Engineering. Chris has custom-built guitars for celebrities and has developed his own original designs. He knows great tone and nothing satisfies Chris more than helping players find the perfect guitar to match their musical preferences.