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Here is the ultimate in a solid body guitar - the Fretless Wonder. The Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar.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.
|Other Features||Richlite Fingerboard|
|Model||Les Paul Custom|
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I found this guitar and fell in love with it. Such rich tone! no twanginess, just smooth when smooth is needed, and screaming with depth when needed. all around best.
all that being said, I play my les Paul studio live more than any of my LP's! why? The weight, the balance, and the speed. like a les Paul jr body with les Paul custom tone . best of both worlds! cheers.
Just pulling this thing out of the case makes you feel like a Rock Star. I have wanted a Les Paul custom since I was 13 years old, and when I finally got it - it did not disappoint.
The guitar feels great around your neck – it's very comfortable on strap – and is in a perfect spot for playing. I have an explorer as well – cool guitar – but a challenge to play. Not so with the LPC.
I will say the neck had a sort of "sticky" quality when I pulled it out of the case, but a little polish solved that.
Any sound I pick – clean, classic distortion, effects or straight – this guitar is just unbelievable sounding. The sustain is amazing – and the neck is completely true – f on fret one sounds exactly like f on fret 13, only – of course, higher.
I'd definitely recommend this guitar to anyone with the desire to own a classic – and the cash (it ain't cheap!) You won't be sorry…
Been an "axe-man" over 45 years and this is far and away the ballsiest, 'pluck a note and come back tomorrow to hear it finally fade out', 'kiss you on the neck and blow in your ear sweet' or 'shred till you scream and give in' range, 'do whatever you want and then STILL be capable of doing more' Les Paul I've ever played. That's why it's the Gibson Les Paul Custom I finally bought.
Didn't want a sports car and got a wife that's way too good to trade in, so it was the midlife crisis gift to myself that everyone agreed with. My only problem is figuring out which I like more, playing it or looking at it..........NOT!
Definitely PLAYING IT!
To all of you who say it's too expensive, this kind of quality involves a huge investment of time, the years of experience of the luthier, the equipment and everything else that goes into an instrument of this renown. You want something less expensive look to an assembly-line guitar...and you'll likely get what you pay for. I think this "Fretless Wonder Black Beauty" is worth every penny! Besides, there's something to be said for waiting until you can afford to buy what you really want instead of just being willing to "settle". Yes, it takes more time but at least in my case it was absolutely "Worth the Wait!"
Yes it plays and sounds as good as it gets. The Plek technology seems to be effective although my last 2010 LP Custom still required a setup. This is the top of the line and it doesn't get any better in a production line instrument.
It still strikes me that you can shell out nearly $4,000 for arguably Gibson's "flagship" guitar, with the remarkable workmanship, design and engineering - the list goes on. This is one of the few guitars that still affords a real ebony fretboard - but what is the point of using real ebony so masterfully, when the inlays are made of acrylic - a fancy term for PLASTIC? Yes it is rare and harder to work with and more expensive - but it would be the final touch for an otherwise grandious piece of functional art.
Secondly, I have 4 of this particular model - and 2 of the 4 have significant amounts of polishing residue around the hard to get to spots. And with time it has cured and become a part of the guitar's finish. I have started looking closely at photographs of Gibson Customshop guitars and see traces of pink aroung the black cavity covers. There is no excuse for this except for lack of pride at the factory. I wouldn't think there would be a significant added cost to remove the rubbing compound before the guitar leaves the shop (while it is still possible!). Also bubbles in the finishes and some misaligned maple caps with the mahogany bodies.
Am I being too picky. Maybe yes, but maybe there are a lot of foreign competitors that make a guitar that is of similar quality but sell at a fraction of the cost. And, Gibson can trade on it's name and goodwill only so long before a new generation of kids who don't know who "Jimmy Page" is - won't be willing to spend extra for the Gibson name and the supposed assurance of quality that comes with the brand. Come on guys - this is your "Custom Shop"... And the is a Les Paul "Custom" - if we didn't want the luxury we would choose a lesser model. Your marketing strategy is well aware that a significant portion of your sales are to collectors. So don't ruin it by producing "uncollectable" quality instruments.
How much more would it cost me to purchase this model with real mother of pearl, fitted body and perfect finish? And where do I sign up?
I have been playing music for almost 7 years now, and I have played Jacksons, Deans, Fenders, you name it. But, I never came across a gibson so balls out heavier, classic, and gigantic in its sound. This guitar also brings out elegance to any musician who plays this guitar, and is PERFECT for touring, performing, rehearsing, studio you name it. I used this guitar for ALLL those reasons, i use it for the road and records. This guitar has the tone and HEAVY GUTS to back up any type of damage inflicted to it. This is the most genuine, classic musician's weapon for war.
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