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    Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Electric Guitar

    Humbucker, single-coil, and acoustic tones along with Floyd Rose trem, highlight this progressive rock guitar.

    $4,399.00
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    Gibson Custom Joe Walsh 1960  Les Paul Aged Gibson Custom Joe Walsh 1960  Les Paul Aged
    $9,998.00
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    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

    Meticulous Custom Shop handwork features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top, and warm-toned mahogany...

    $3,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Custom 1959 Reissue Les Paul Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Custom 1959 Reissue Les Paul Electric Guitar
    $4,999.00
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    Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    $4,832.00
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    Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue VOS Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue VOS
    $3,299.00
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    Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop VOS Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue Goldtop VOS
    $4,499.00
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    Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary Firebird VII Electric Guitar Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary Firebird VII Electric Guitar
    $4,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #3 1960 Les Paul The Babe Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #3 1960 Les Paul The Babe Electric Guitar
    $6,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

    Limited edition Black Beauty reproduction. The Les Paul Custom has long been a favorite of players and...

    $3,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Les Paul Class 5 Quilt Top Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Les Paul Class 5 Quilt Top Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Class 5 Quilt Top Electric Guitar

    Incorporates all the finest Les Paul features. Staggering carved, highly quilted maple top; weight-relieved...

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    Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS
    $6,299.00
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    Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric...

    This limited run version offers all the sonic and design refinements of the Custom LP together with a...

    $3,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom
    Gibson Custom Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom

    The "Frampton Comes Alive" guitar.

    $4,799.00
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    Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

    AA figured maple top is exactly the kind of wood that went on the Les Pauls in '59. Burstbucker 1 and 2...

    $5,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Limited Run Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Limited Run Electric Guitar
    $3,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom Les Paul Axcess Standard Electric Guitar

    The Les Paul Axcess reveals a handful of upgrades including a Floyd Rose tailpiece with an R4 locking nut, a...

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    Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Plaintop 2013 VOS LB Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Plaintop 2013 VOS LB
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    Gibson Custom 1955 Les Paul Historic Electric Guitar Gibson Custom 1955 Les Paul Historic Electric Guitar
    Gibson Custom 1955 Les Paul Historic Electric Guitar

    Gibson Les Paul retrofitted with humbuckers and sunburst finish, and introducing the Soft Shoulder '55 neck...

    $3,999.00
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    Gibson Custom Dave Carpenter Handpicked 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Dave Carpenter Handpicked 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar
    $6,148.00
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The electric guitar is an instrument that took the world by storm. Rising from nonexistence to prominence in nearly every genre in just a few decades, it's had an impact on the music scene that no one can deny. If you're looking to follow in the footsteps of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana or modern guitar heroes like Dave Grohl and Tom Morello, then choosing a solid-body electric guitar is an important rite of passage. Solid-body designs are the most common type of electric guitar, owing to their outstanding versatility. Six strings is par for the course, but if you're adventurous you can also challenge yourself with extended-range 7, 8, 10 or even 12-string guitars. Under those strings are the pickups, which come in two major varieties. Single coils were the original style pickups, and they're still widely in use today. The second type of pickup is dual-coil, also known as humbuckers because they cancel out that hum. The two coils have a side-effect that results in a more powerful, heavy tone, making them the go-to pickups for distortion-rich genres like metal, grunge and alternative.

The tone is also affected by the wood of the guitar body, which has a subtle impact on the overall character of the sound. Poplar and alder are some of the most common tonewoods, since they create bright, balanced sounds that flatter precision playing. On the other end of the scale you have maple and mahogany, which yield a darker, mellower tone. Other woods, like basswood and ash, lie somewhere in the middle, providing a neutral character that makes them amazingly versatile.

Apart from the pickups and body material, one of the other factors to take into account when choosing your guitar is the neck style. It may seem simple at first glance, but there is a lot of difference from one neck to the next. For example, is the back C-shaped or V-shaped? What is the radius of the fretboard? Rosewood or ebony on top, maple or mahogany in back? All of these things distinguish one guitar neck from the next, and you owe it to yourself to do your homework here. It might take some thought in order to figure out for certain what works best for you, but it's worth the effort - a guitar that's the right "fit" will be a joy to play.

So, take your time and make your decision carefully. With your favorite guitar in your hands and plenty of practice to get to know its ins and outs, you'll be well on your way to earning your own place in music history.

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