Guitar Of The Week:Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Hot Mod


Featuring the 1955 Soft Shoulder Neck

As soon as you feel the neck of this guitar … you'll  know.


One of the most important factors determining whether or not you'll bond with  a particular guitar is the shape of its neck profile. Most of us don't give it  much thought, but the neck profile is vitally important to hand comfort,  playability, the transfer of vibrations between neck and body, and ultimately  the overall resonance, feel, and tone of the instrument.


In collaboration with Gibson Custom, we have worked hard to bring you a new  Les Paul reissue that features a neck shape that has the magical,  ultra-comfortable feel equal to the very finest vintage examples. As a matter of  fact, we went through the vast collection of a lifelong Les Paul aficionado and  chose a specific vintage Les Paul with the neck that all participants agreed had  the most incredible feel and was the most enjoyable to play on. We then arranged  to have a top engineer from Gibson Custom fly out with Gibson's state of the art  digital measuring equipment to take precise measurements of this supernatural  neck. With the exact measurements gathered, Gibson Custom went home to  accurately reproduce it at their factory down to the finest details and it is  now used exclusively for the 1955 Les Paul reissue series. It has a full  front-to-back depth, yet feels deceptively small due to its uniquely shaped  shoulders. We strongly believe our collaboration with Gibson has brought about  the most balanced '50s style Les Paul neck found on any reissue guitar. It can  give you the ultimate in tonal transfer, comfort, and playability. Try one for  yourself and feel the difference!


Today's featured model is the '55 Les Paul Custom Hot-Mod with adjustable  bridge, Soft Shoulder '55 neck profile, and BurstBucker humbucking pickups.  Click the video below to see Jeff Pevar demonstrate this model.


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Chris Swope and Scott Weinmann

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Scott Weinmann
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 Swope
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.