The Collector's Choice Les Paul series makes it possible to own a recreation of a specific guitar. Once again working with a guitar and its owner allowed Gibson Custom full access so that it could ana... Read More
The Collector's Choice Les Paul series makes it possible to own a recreation of a specific guitar. Once again working with a guitar and its owner allowed Gibson Custom full access so that it could analysed, digitally scanned and measured from every conceivable perspective. Now Gibson Custom can faithfully recreate the individual personality of a specific serial number by bringing its magic within reach of a limited number of owners. The details of finish, material, wear and tone in the Collector's Choice range are as near to a perfect replica of each quitar's current condition as is humanly possible.
If you've ever listened to the Music of the legendary rock band, Boston, then you've already heard the latest Collector's Choice Les Paul. In its own right, this example of a 1968 Goldtop (now with the top stripped of the original finish to expose its maple top) is an amazing instrument; a nice, "cheeky" neck, a flexible tone palate via Tom's preferred P-90 and DiMarzio Super Distortion pickup combination, and a patina that comes from a lifetime of extensive live and studio use. One of two in Tom Scholz's collection, this particular '68 Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe is the first "real" guitar Tom ever owned, acquired over 30 years ago and essential to his very unique sound and career.
As ad accomplished sound Engineer, MIT graduate, inventor and holder of dozens of electronic patents, Tome Scholz, not surpirsingly, has modified the original. At Tom's request, Gibson Custom has recreated it as he used it on the first Boston album, after the addition of the humbucking pickup in the bridge position and the removal of the original gold finish.
The limited edition, collector's Choice #10, represents the guitar whose tone turned heads when Boston first exploded on to the rock scene in 1976, with their inaugural album Boston. And of couse, every curve, output measure, ding and scratch has been studied for accuracy by the Gibson Custom Shop, verified by Tom Scholz and brought to you in incredible detail.