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Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar Wine Red

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Les Paul Custom Special is a supercharged modern American-made Les Paul. Absolutely no compromise for the new S Series Made-in-USA guitars. The Les Paul Custom Special was designed around Gibson's sta... Read More

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Les Paul Custom Special is a supercharged modern American-made Les Paul. Absolutely no compromise for the new S Series Made-in-USA guitars. The Les Paul Custom Special was designed around Gibson's standards of quality and innovation for Gibson USA's new S Series, bringing unprecedented value in an American-made guitar. It is made in USA, with American craftsmanship that is second to none, and featuring superior quality, tone and playability, and a modern design inspired by the Les Paul "The Paul" model. The Les Paul Custom Special features a nitrocellulose finish, with Gibson's new nitro light gloss for the body and a nitro satin finish for the neck. The neck is glued in and made of one piece of solid maple, with a slim-taper profile, topped with a genuine one-piece rosewood fingerboard. The body is crafted from solid mahogany for classic Gibson tones, and the guitar is loaded with completely new, modern, made-in-USA, Double Slugs Rhythm DS-C and Lead DS-C+ humbuckers with chrome covers. The Les Paul Custom Special delivers the absolute best value out there and amazing quality, tone and playability.

Features Body
  • Body shape:Les Paul
  • Body type:Solid Body
  • Body material:Mahogany
  • Top wood:Mahogany
  • Body wood:Mahogany
  • Body finish:Select finish
  • Orientation:Right Hand
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Slim Taper
  • Neck wood:Maple
  • Joint:Set Neck
  • Scale length:24.75
  • Truss rod:Single Action
  • Neck finish:Select finish
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Rosewood
  • Radius:Slim Taper
  • Fret size:Medium
  • Number of frets:22
  • Inlays:Dot
  • Nut width:1.695"
  • Pickups
  • Configuration:Dual Humbuckers
  • Neck:Made in USA double slugs DS-C Rhythm
  • Middle: N/A
  • Bridge:Made in USA double slugs DS-C+ Lead
  • Brand:
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout:1 tone, 1 volume
  • Pickup switch:3-way switch
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Adjustable Wraparound
  • Bridge design:
  • Tailpiece:
  • Tuning machines:Mini-buttons
  • Color:Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:6
  • Special features:
  • Case:Gigbag
  • Accessories:Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench

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Gibson2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar

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2017 les paul cs looks cheap

By greg davis

from rocky point nc 28457


  • Fret Board Feels Nice


  • Bad Paint Job
  • G String Sounds Flat
  • Will Not Stay In Tune

Best Uses

  • Anything

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

I ordered it off the Internet , because I live 2 hours one I pulled it out of the box and was disappointed the way it looked, looks like it was painted with a brush, dull finish, never could get the g string to tune, so I bought a good set of strings and its the same, coming up on my 45 days and the roads are flooded between my house and guitar center

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  • No

Excellent Concept, Poor Execution

By Ray

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

I had it shipped to GC to try out, but I just returned it after playing it for about 20 minutes. I actually loosened the strings and did a quick truss rod adjustment in the store. I tighten the neck a it to attempt to bring down the insanely high action. Didn't help much and after realizing the bridge was already lowered to the max on the high E side, I just gave up hope on making it work. The pickups are pretty weak, without much character. I play with a clean sound and tested this on a Fender tube amp in the GC store, I wasn't impressed. The finish is like red gloss house paint, now this would be a major factor to me if the guitar actually sounded great and played well, but it only adds insult to injury when I didn't like anything sonic about the guitar, or regarding playability.

The concept is great, a stripped down straight ahead solid mahogany bare bones Gibson with new tailpiece but the execution just felt clunky and cheap. Inspection the bridge mounting bolts, they seemed to be at a weird angle and maybe the bridge would have leveled off it I had lowered the low E side al the way? I could go on but won't, I had high hopes for this guitar but It failed to impress me on any level of quality or playability.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Great guitar

By Micheal G

from Homer ,gorgia,USA


  • Great sound


  • non

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  • anything

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar is plain and simple BUT what a great sound . The pickups are clear and powerful ,great for just about any kind of music you play, from blues to hard rock.It has good action and stays in tune. It might be one of Gibsons Cheapest guitars but it is worthy of the name.It already has become my go to guitar. Get one of these you can't go wrong.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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Return of the Gibson Sonex !!!

By Rebelyell

from Detroit , MI

Comments about Gibson 2017 Les Paul Custom Special Electric Guitar:

Tried a demo . Plays great !!! . Reminds me of my Sonex I had WAY back.....

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