Guitar Of The Week:Gibson Custom Stock 1955 Les Paul Custom
Stock 1955 Les Paul Custom
Unmatched harmonic richness and incredible singing sustain are hallmarks of the 1955 Reissue Series Les Pauls 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 the classy and cool 1955 Black Beauty Reissue. This original configuration 1955 Les Paul Custom features an ABR-1 bridge, which allows for precise intonation, plus a P-90 pickup in the bridge position, and the unique Alnico V pickup in the neck position. This special pickup combination coupled with the Custom's all-mahogany body and ebony fingerboard provide an incredible range of sounds from rich, full jazz tones to snarly rock lead tones with plenty of attitude. Most importantly, it maintains brilliant clarity and note definition the whole way through. The 1955 Les Paul Reissue additionally features the ultra-comfortable '55 Soft Shoulder neck profile copied from a prime, magical-feeling original 1955 neck—plays like butter! If you want the best in Les Paul look, sound, and feel, you owe it to yourself to check out the '55 Reissue series.
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