Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Limited Figured Maple, Honey Burst
Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Limited Figured Maple Overview by GAK:
Representing the highest level of elegance and beauty in the Les Paul family, this limited run Les Paul Custom features a hand picked flame maple top. The Custom will receive all the meticulous handwork you're used to from the Custom Shop Gibsons, plus more to aide in the playability and tone of this Rock Legend. Today's Les Paul Custom is based on the model from the mid-1950s, but with several modern appointments. The body is crafted with a hand-carved maple top, which is fitted to a body made from a solid piece of mahogany with strategically routed holes to lessen the weight of the guitar, resulting in a Les Paul with enhanced acoustic qualities and improved resonance. The 24 3/4 inch scale length neck is also made from one solid piece of mahogany then topped by a 22-fret Richlite® fingerboard outfitted with pearl block inlays and given Gibson's traditional rounded profile. 496R and 498T pickups in the neck and bridge positions -- the ceramic 496R provides incredible sustain and definition with no muddiness and the 498T Alnico V is the perfect companion in the bridge position providing a high output with emphasis on mid-range and highs.
These unique tonal combinations excel at delivering everything from singing classic rock lead tones to contemporary crunch to extremes of twang and jangle. Even the pure-nickel wound .10-.46 Gibson Vintage Strings it ships with contribute toward its rich, textured voice. Other appointments include Gibson's legendary Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, metal tulip tuners, multi-ply white and black binding on both the top and back. Each instrument also comes with a Gibson hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.