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Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom 2 Electric Guitar
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      Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom 2 Electric Guitar (J00608)
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A Classic that's upgraded with coil taps, a rosewood fingerboard and Holly head veneer.

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.

The Les Paul Classic Custom from Gibson USA stays true to its heritage, keeping the unique touches that make it stand out at a price players will appreciate. Featuring premium tonewoods and top-flight appointments, this is an instrument of astounding beauty and surprising versatility. With all the legendary power of the Les Paul Standard it has a Custom look that stands out from the crowd.

As with the best 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. Marrying maple’s clarity and definition to mahogany’s richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched.

Its 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” at the 1st fret and .875” at the 12th. The guitar’s 22-fret fingerboard is made from rosewood, and inlaid with trapeziod markers, enhanced by a mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo and Holly inlay.

To ensure that all of these constructional features translate to the purest, richest tone possible, Gibson loads the Les Paul Classic Custom with a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups, routed through the traditional four-knob with coil taps and three-way switch control section. 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.

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. Each guitar comes protected in a black hardshell case with plush lining, and includes an owner's manual and adjustment literature

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom 2 Electric Guitar Features:

  • Traditional weight-relieved genuine mahogany body with bound, carved maple top
    Mahogany neck with comfortable, slim neck profile
    Rosewood fingerboard with trapeziod inlays
    Pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions with coil taps
    Grover Keystone tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio


Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom 2 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
    Top: Maple
    Back: Mahogany
    Body Type: Traditional Weight Relief
    Binding: 7-ply
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Neck
    Species: Mahogany
    Profile: '60s SlimTaper
    Truss Rod: Traditional adjustable
    Joint Angle: 5° (+/- 15 seconds)
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Neck Fit
    Joint: Mortise & tenon
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
    Fingerboard
    Species: Rosewood
    Frets: 22
    Radius: 12"
    Scale Length: 24.75"
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
    Binding: White
    Inlays: Trapeziod
    Nut
    Material: Corian
    Width: 1.695
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    Headstock
    Logo: Mother-of-pearl Gibson, Holly
    Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell
    Tuners
    Model: Grover Keystone
    Plating: Chrome
    Tuning Ratio: 14:1
    Bridge
    Type: Tune-o-matic
    Material: Zamak
    Plating: Chrome
    Tailpiece
    Type: Stop bar
    Material: Zamak
    Plating: Chrome
    Hardware
    Knobs: Black speed knobs
    Pickguard: 5-ply black
    Toggle Switch: Washer black with white imprint
    Pickup Mounting Rings: Black plastic
    Control Plate Cover: Black plastic
    Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum
    Pickups
    Neck: Position 57 Classic (Alnico II)
    Bridge: Position 57 Classic (Alnico II)
    Electronics
    Potentiometers: 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls, coil-tapping
    Type: 300k linear volume, 500k Non-linear tone
    Coil Wiring: Machine wound
    Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with white plastic tip
    Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"
    Finish
    Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    Process: 1-1.5 mils
    Case
    Type: Gibson Hardshell
    Case Exterior: Black
    Case Interior: White plush


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  • I Should Have Done This Years Ago!

    As reviewed by Richard L Corkran III on 4/23/2014

    I wanted a Les Paul in natural and went ahead and bought this one. I couldn't be happier. It has a very clean and responsive action, plays great, sounds awesome through my Fender Frontman and I simply enjoy playing this thing. The look, feel and finish is everything you would expect from a Gibson and then some. My only very minor complaint is this thing is HEAVY. I ended up picking up a wider, well padded strap. You might want to keep this in mind. This is far-and-away the best electric guitar I've ever owned.

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  • My first Gibson, First Les Paul... WOW!

    As reviewed by TODD WAITE on 1/5/2014

    I took my GC Rep's advice (GREAT ADVICE Dan!) and ordered this Classic Custom 2, sight unseen. I've always wanted a Wine Red Les Paul. I was about to buy a Standard but really wanted these Classic '57 pickups. So glad I made this choice! Beautiful book matched top, Custom shop look, 60's neck and the best pickups known to man!! Looks fantastic, sounds incredible, Feels like a Les Paul should. Nice and heavy with the traditional weight relief. Plays like a dream!

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