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Gibson Les Paul Custom Classic Limited Edition Electric Guitar with Case

Kick your tone to the next level with the Les Paul Classic Custom. Amazing wood, new features, and Gibson quality make for classic LP goodness with a modern edge. (31) Read 25 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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From top to bottom, the limited run Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom is one of the most unique Les Pauls out there. Without sacrificing any of the classic elegance and versatilely of the Les Paul line, Gibson has effectively added a series of new concepts for a fresh take on the venerable model. Stylish, playable, snappy and clear, the Les Paul Classic Custom is your ticket to stellar Gibson tone.

It's All In the Wood

For fine guitar craftsmanship, it all starts with the right wood. Each Les Paul Classic Custom is built with a baked maple fretboard for added snap and clarity. By heat-treating the wood and removing moisture prior to construction, the guitar is given enhanced durability and a snappier feel and tone along the neck. Combine that with the mahogany and maple topped configuration of the body, and you get a crisper Les Paul that maintains all of the warmth and richness worthy of the Les Paul legacy. Though chambered, the Classic Custom retains the weight and feel of a '60s era Les Paul for that signature sustain Gibson lovers dream about.

A Les Paul for a New Era

Beyond the outstanding wood choices made in the design of the Les Paul Classic Custom, Gibson has heightened this guitar's performance with a series of features that add tonal character and undeniable flair. The matching chrome Grover tuner and famed tune-o-matic bridge means all the best in a Gibson hardware, and the classic '57 humbuckers provide a pickup set you can rely on to deliver everything the Les Paul name promises. Choose from five stylish colors for a Les Paul that looks as good as it sounds.

Features:

- Baked Maple Fretboard for crisp yet warm tone
- Chrome Grover tuners and matching tune-o-matic bridge
- Classic '57 humbuckers for that vintage Les Paul sound
- Mahogany body for endless sustain and tone
- Five stylish colors with acrylic white inlays for maximum style and flair
- Gibson hardshell case included

With all the Les Pauls in the Gibson universe, it can be daunting to know exactly which model is right for you. If you're the kind of player who longs for the classic Les Paul vibe with some key modern improvements, look no further than the limited run Les Paul Classic Custom. Complete with hardshell case, stylish color options, and superior craftsmanship, this is the one you've been waiting for. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body: Genuine Mahogany
- Top: Carved Maple/Multi-Ply binding
- Neck: Mahogany, White Acrylic Split Diamond headstock inlay
- Fingerboard: Baked Maple (Bound)/Acrylic White Block inlay
- Hardware: Chrome Tune-o-matic, Grover Kidney Tuners
- Electronics: 2 Gibson '57 Classic
- Controls: 2 Volume/2 Tone, Black Speed Knobs
- Case: Gibson Deluxe Harshell

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Gibson Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

Tons of Gibson Tone in an Uber Collectible Guitar! The Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom Electric Guitar from Gibson USA stands true to its heritage, keeping the unique touches that made it stand out at a price players will appreciate. Featuring premium tonewoods and top-flight appointments, the Les Paul Classic Custom is an instrument of astounding beauty and surprising versatility.

With all the legendary power of the Les Paul Standard, and a Custom look that stands out from the crowd, the Les Paul Classic Custom is available in your choice of stunning high-gloss nitrocellulose finishes, all with chrome-plated hardware for a look that is subtly elegant.

Body

As with the best Gibson Les Pauls crafted since the early '50s, the Les Paul Classic Custom starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved maple top glued to a mahogany body, strategically chambered to enhance resonance and reduce weight. Marrying maple's clarity and definition to mahogany's richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched.

Neck

This guitar's resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is ensured by a slim, comfortable neck profile that measures .800 inches at the 1st fret and .875 inches at the 12th.

Fingerboard

The Les Paul Classic Custom's 22-fret fingerboard is made from Baked Maple, a heat-treated hardwood that offers a clear tone and extreme durability, and inlaid with acrylic block markers, enhanced by a mother of pearl Gibson headstock logo and acrylic split-diamond inlay.

Pickups

To ensure that this guitar has the purest, richest tone possible, Gibson loads the Les Paul Classic Custom with a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups. Made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with enamel-coated 42-AWG wire just like the hallowed PAF pickups of the late 1950s and early '60s, the '57 Classics yield creamy warm tones in the neck position and plenty of growl and snarl in the bridge, with funky, round tones in between.

Hardware

A pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and accurate intonation, while a set of premium Grover kidney-button tuners make tune-up a breeze.

Les Paul Custom History

When guitarist and inventor Les Paul conceived the Custom model in the mid-1950s, he envisioned it as a 'black tie' guitar suitable for the most elegant occasions. In the years since then, the Les Paul Custom has come to represent all of that and more. The most dressed-up of the Les Paul production line, the Custom is nevertheless a full-bore rocker, suitable for the heaviest riffs you want to throw at it, while still excelling on the blues, jazz, pop or fusion stage.

Features

- Genuine Mahogany body with bound, carved Maple top
- Mahogany neck with comfortable, slim neck profile
- Bound Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic white block inlays
- Gibson '57 Classic in the neck and a slightly hotter '57 Classic Plus in the bridge
- Grover Keystone tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
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Overall: Absolutely awesome! Everything just right. The tone you crave and a looker at that. The baked maple feels and plays just like ebony. If your on the fence about buying one either drive miles away to a store that has one or order one from zzounds. My nearest GOOD guitar store is 147 miles away. This is a no brainer. Besides zzounds has a great return policy. I also want to thank zzounds for the payment plan. Being a single parent it helped me feel better about the purchase. This guitar will do nothing but satisfy!
Style of Music: Blues Rock, country
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Sound: The guitar can bite, burn, chunk, and play clean and sweet. Fantastic tone. Feature: It looks and sounds like a Les Paul. Enough said. Ease of Use: Plug it in, and it sounds great. You can some real bite just by turning the volume up on the guitar. Roll it off for less bite without sacrificing tone. I was surprised at how good it sounded with the volume on the guitar turned down a bit. Quality: I've only had it a week and half, but if it lives up to its reputation, it should sound great forever, right? Value: I don't know. Gibsons are expensive guitars, but this particular model was more affordable than some of the others. When I want something bad enough, value isn't as high on my list as affordability and affordability is pretty subjective. Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed any support. The Wow Factor: The Wow Factor is that when I open the case, I see (and smell) a beautiful Les Paul; when pick it up and hold it, I'm holding a beautiful Les Paul; and when I plug it in, I'm hearing a beautiful Les Paul. Some of my guitar playing friends have expressed their jealousy. I didn't think I'd be able to say any of that this year. Overall: I've wanted an ebony Les Paul for years, but the price was always too much for me to swing. zZounds offered the 12 month no interest pay as you play plan and I could finally get a Gibson Les Paul. The guitar arrived in one day (I don't live too far from the shopping address) and I've been playing it every day for at least an hour a day. Te guitar has the tones I was expecting and more. I'm playing with the tone and volume knobs and really getting some amazing sounds. I've been a Fender guy for 30+ years, and I love my '69 Telecaster and '79 Strat. Both those guitars are tone machines. The LP has added a new dimension to my sound that I thought had more to do with technique and gear than the actual guitar. I was wrong. The Classic Custom sounds and plays like no other. I couldn't be more happy with it. It winds up being my anniversary, Christmas, and birthday present this year, and that's OK with me. zZounds had the payment plan that made a dream come true. I haven't been able to put the guitar down for a week and a half now. The guitar looks beautiful. Great finish, classy pinstriped binding, chrome hardware, shiny ebony nitro. The baked maple neck is much darker than in the pictures. I was actually a little worried about that, but it looks like a rosewood neck and plays like butter. The split diamond headstock and Gibson inlays are sweet as are the inlays on the fretboard; I can't see any difference between the acrylic and the mother of pearl. The Les Paul Classic Custom is a gorgeous guitar. It's much heavier than I expected as they say it's chambered, but Les Paul's are supposed to be heavy, right? I do wish there were some options on the guitar. I would have liked to have white pickup rings and a white pickguard, but I suppose it wouldn't be a Classic Custom anymore. I could add those on my own down the road. Having said that, the guitar really does have its own unique look. I'm not an expert on Les Pauls, but this guitar has the sound I was looking for and more. Thanks to zZounds and Gibson for putting an incredible guitar in my hands and making a 30+ years of Les Paul dreams come true.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, pop, classic rock, country
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