Gibson Les Paul Custom

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description Features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top and warm-toned mahogany body, an ebony fingerboard, matched Gibson humbuckers, tune-o-matic/stopbar tailpiece and bound body, neck, and head.
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On 1/26/2005, John Thomas (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
The guitar can get a bit heavy on the shoulders after a 4 hour gig.
Model Year: 1967
Price: $500.00
Features:
Us made. mahogany neck. 6 strings. 2volume 2tone controls. flame finish. single cutaway. adjustable bridge.
Playability:
Action extremely low.
Sound Quality:
Roland 100 watt cube. me5 effects pedal. the guitar copes withh all styles of music a nice harsh heavy sound fromthe bridge pickup and a gentle sound from the neck pickup.
Durability:
Superlight strings are used and it always maintains it's tuning. It's been used for 20 years in the middle east and copes admirably with climate changes.
On 4/16/2004, Mark Collins (3026) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is the finest electric guitar I've ever played on, it always amazes me everytime I get it out! I would go crazy if it were lost or stolen, it could never be replaced. My search for the perfect electric guitar ended when I bought this one some 12 years ago. I've not even considered looking at another.
Model Year: 1979
Price: $625.00
Where Obtained: An individual Desperately Needing Ca$h!
Features:
Made in USA, has the basic Les Paul features: 3 way toggle switch for pick ups, 2 stock humbuckers, stock machine heads, ebony fret board. One thing unusual about this LP is the fact that it has chrome Hardware, a very very rare find for a Les Paul Custom.
Playability:
This is the most effortless playing guitar I've ever played, period! The action is so low & smooth it is unbelieveable. I've let other people play it & watched their amazement. I've played on hundreds of guitars in my life, but I've never came close to playing on one that rivals this guitar. That includes other Les Paul guitars! This one is very special, it all came together well when this one was put together!
Sound Quality:
I use Marshall amplification, & this guitar sounds excellent through it! I've also played it through an old Fender Bandmaster, talk about heaven on earth! The sound is sweet & smooth, the tone is warm & glowing, I can't even describe it. It is well equipped fro studio or stage.
Durability:
I used this guitar while playing live gigs several years ago, it never failed me in any way! It's as tough as they come, you won't find anything anymore durable.
On 5/1/2003, Rodger Shelton (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
HAd the money, wanted Les Paul sound.
Model Year: 1981
Price: $1250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: music store
Features:
Wine Red. Gold Plated. Built in string winder on each key. Small chip on head. Slight gold pitting on hardware. Other than that, it is in excellent condition.
Playability:
Neck is great
Sound Quality:
Boss ME6. Digitech WH-1. WHa-WHa. Lab Series L5 amp.
Durability:
Yes
On 4/15/2003, Harry Mandel (20) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at the Les Paul Deluxe, Fender Strat and Tele. This guitar is one of a kind, if I had to replace it, I would get a Les Paul '59 reiussue. Maybe change the pick ups to the new Burst Buckers. I heard the new pick ups sound clear even when you turn the volume down. The over all tone can not be beat. Even when it is not pluged in, it sounds good. Ok, it is a heavy axe, but I play sitting down mostly.
Model Year: 1971
Price: $420.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Silver & Horland Music Store
Features:
Cherry Sunburst 2 Humbuckers with the covers removed Standard Les Paul volume and tone controls Jumbo frets installed by Ron DeMarino (yes the man who did the restore on John Lennon's Rickenbacker)
Playability:
With the jumbo frets, that are simular to the '59 frets, man you can bend those strings
Sound Quality:
POD line 6, lately through a Marshall 5010. Some times I use an original RAT pedal or a ZOOM pedal. Also a Fender Blues Jr. (sold my Fender Twin Reverb about 17 years ago...Oh well). Play mostly Blues and Rock.
Durability:
Like a rock. The neck has never needed an adjustment. The bridge saddles were changed to metal (came with nylon).
On 1/26/2003, Joe Mattion (17) posted:
Overall Rating:
Brian moore,parker fly classic, have guild d40 1978
Model Year: 1970
Price: $800.00
Features:
Black,3 pickup, tuneomatic bridge,ebony fingerboard,origonal tuners,plays well
Playability:
Yes,neck is a little wide,i havent played anything else,small flaw in body
Sound Quality:
Fender champ 87,jazz, rock,it fits,yes,very warm sound,parker fly classic,notnoisey at all,stage
Durability:
Yes,very little adjustment needed,oneof tone knobs is chipped and toggle switch is missing,good in climate changes
On 1/2/2003, Dick Reed (1927) posted:
Overall Rating:
I would replace it if I could afford to. I had a LP standard before this custom and before that were univox guitars. Lp's tend to be heavier than most guitars, but that is something you get used to.
Model Year: 1970
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Noldes Music Box Flemington NJ
Features:
This guitar is a nicest I will ever own, I bought it new and no matter what I've gone through in my life I vowed to never sell it and I haven't. The neck is very smooth, warm rich sound. The ivory is turning a nice aged cream color. It is all original and I have not changed or tweaked a thing.
Playability:
It is very playable, the only thing that I have to watch is the width of the neck. I also play a Fender Strat and the neck is much narrower and I tend to play the Strat more these days and just pick the LP every once in a while.
Sound Quality:
I play through a fender twin also of the same vintage, I have used several sound effects over the years but prefer the clean sound with maybe a little wah wah and of course the fender reverb.
Durability:
Like I said , I have never had to have it looked at. Not that it wouldn't hurt anything but I have just never felt that I had to do it. Always in tune. Normal wear on the metal parts but nothing terrible looking.
On 11/7/2002, August Kaiser (6) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have 3 left handed Les Pauls and this is still the best one. I pray it never get's stolen! As with all Les Pauls they're so damn heavy when your standing for 5 hours a night.
Model Year: 1972
Price: $900.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Howard Early Music
Features:
This is a custum order left handed version I bought in 1972. The place I bought it from is no longer in business. I paid for it SIGHT UNSEEN! I had no choice since it was a special order & my left handed Les Paul deluxe was stolen from the club I was playing in at the time. This is a black finish with gold plated tuners and bridge etc. Everything is still standard!
Playability:
The action can be set up for any number of playing styles and still maintain excellent tuning and intonation. Because I've been using this guitar for 30 years it has a few nicks and scratches. The neck is flawless. I prefer the wider neck of Les Pauls compared to the thinner neck of a strat.
Sound Quality:
I have a pre CBS Fender Twin Reverb And a Line 6 Flextone II with the floorboard pedals. At one time or another I've owned or used just about every amp/effects thats been out there. I prefer the Line 6 for stage use because of the programability of sounds and it's compact size. This guitar has been played in a number of recording sessions, countless gigs and is always the perfect Les Paul. (even though it's left handed!)
Durability:
This guitar's been around for 30 years and still plays/sounds like a dream!
On 7/8/2002, Robert Barr (312) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is the guitar that has stayed with me pretty much since I started.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Christmas present from mom back in '87.
Features:
Custom refinished in '92. Beat up from 10 years or so of gigging. I'll put some pics up soon. I am thinking about having it re-topped next year. It has a maple neck and was originally a goldburst (transparent green now). It has LP standard style machine heads.
Playability:
Plays great!! This guitar has served me well for a lot of years. It needs an overhaul but it is still my primary instrument.
Sound Quality:
Durability:
On 2/15/2001, Jason Hensley (3962) posted:
Overall Rating:
I really love this guitar. I wouldn't trade it for anything! I love the looks. Its got that "uptown pimp" look to it! It just weighs a ton and I wouldn't take it out of the case without strap locks!
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: A Friend
Features:
This is the big daddy of Les Pauls as far as excessories, without having to go over into the artist models. Its got the binding from head to toe, has the fancy inlay in the head stock, and has the block inlays in the neck. I love the finish Beautiful wine red! Bout this off of a guy at a jam party.....he wanted to get rid of it before his divorce became final and his wife got it. I was at the right place at the right time wasn't I eh?!
Playability:
This plays like a dream. Never had to do anything to it except change strings. The action was set low just like I like it from the factory! The neck is a little wide but thats ok I have big hands.
Sound Quality:
This guitar sounds like a dream. I love the deep sound the neck has and the sharp tone the bridge has. Very good when paired up with a marshall amp!
Durability:
Ive bumped it onced or twiced, nothin major, that couldn't be buffed up. Its with stood gigging without a scratch on it. Im a animal when I get up playing. And its just fantastic....of course I give it T.L.C.
On 7/13/2000, Gary Dock (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
I just always wanted a Les Paul for it's rich tone. It is fairly heavy and requires a good strap for shoulder protection during long jam sessions.
Model Year: 1978
Price: $770.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mid City Music Omaha NE
Features:
Cherry sunburst finish with black pick guard and gold hardware. Stock pickup in the neck position and a Dimarzio dual sound humbucker in the bridge position.
Playability:
I keep the action medium to support 11-52 ga. strings.
Sound Quality:
Today it's played through a Mesa Heartbreaker 2-12 with a Jim Dunlop Hendrix fuzz-wah.
Durability:
It's 22 years old and still tough as nails.