1 of 200 made in gorgeous Pelham Blue. This is a unique and stunning Les Paul Custom. This guitar is in near mint and shows only the slightest sings of handling. Things like extremely minor pick swirls and "scuffs" that you would expect to find on a brand new guitar that has been lovingly handled. All of the detailed specifications are listed below. Thank you for looking!


Year: 2022

S/N: CS201901

Weight: 9lbs 8.9oz

Body

Body Shape Les Paul

Top 2-Piece Plain Maple

Back 1-Piece Mahogany

Binding Multi-ply

Weight Relief 9-Hole

Pelham Blue Gloss

Neck Material Solid Mahogany

Scale Length 24.75" / 628.65mm

Fingerboard Material Solid Ebony

Fingerboard Radius 12"

Number Of Frets 22

Frets Medium-Jumbo

Nut Material Corian

Nut Width 1.69" / 42.85mm

End of Board Width 2.24" / 56.89mm

Inlays Mother of Pearl Block Joint Long Tenon

Hardware Finish Nickel Tuner Plating Nickel

Bridge Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece Stop Bar

Tuning Machines Grover Kidney

Pickguard Black Multi-Ply

TrussRod 2-way Adjustable

Truss Rod Cover 2-Ply Engraved Les Paul Custom

Control Knobs Black Speed Knobs

Switch Tip Cream Switchwasher Black

Control Covers Black

Strap Buttons Brass

Mounting Rings Black M69

Pickup Covers Nickel-Plated

Electronics

Neck Pickup 490R Humbucker

Bridge Pickup 498T Humbucker

Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness, Switchcraft

Toggle Switch Pickup Selector 3-Way

Switchcraft Output Jack Switchcraft

Weight-relieved Les Paul Custom

With its sonic punch, fluid playability, and classic "tuxedo" appointments, the Les Paul Custom is equal parts elegance and brute strength. Fitted with a matched 490/498 humbucker set that takes you from mellow jazz tones to full shred with a pinky twist, this majestic beast is ultra-responsive to your touch. Its fast-action neck, smooth-as-silk Richlite fingerboard, and medium-jumbo frets facilitate the speedy, dexterous fretwork we've heard across prog, fusion, and hard rock genres from guitar virtuosos like Robert Fripp, Al Di Meola, and Zakk Wylde. Gibson's Custom Shop luthiers selected premium mahogany for the body (weight-relieved for comfort), capped it with a 2-piece carved maple top, and spec'd a long neck tenon for greater mass at the neck joint. It's a classic recipe for rich, sustaining, articulate tone that'll slice right through the mix. This Les Paul Custom is a limited-edition run of only 200 guitars worldwide. Better get yours while you can!

A tradition of effortless playability

The Gibson Les Paul Custom is well known for its playability; many guitarists use the word "effortless" to describe it. Soon after its 1954 introduction, players (and Gibson literature) started referring to it as the "Fretless Wonder." It wasn't fretless, of course, but Gibson had fitted the Custom with flat, low-profile frets, which allowed your fingers to fly over the fingerboard. Today's LP Custom is equipped with medium-jumbo frets more suited to contemporary playing styles, but ultra-playability remains a hallmark of this iconic solidbody electric guitar.

Carved maple + weight-relieved mahogany = sustain + comfort

Although the original Les Paul Custom had an all-mahogany body, today's Custom features a carved, 2-piece maple top over a mahogany back. This combo serves up the density needed for massive sustain. For increased playing comfort, Gibson has strategically created chambers within the mahogany body to relieve weight while retaining the characteristic Les Paul sustain. So you can gig all night with this axe, and not have to visit a chiropractor the next day. Gibson's tone recipe also happens to look amazing when the maple top is visible under a translucent finish. The result is a highly playable instrument that looks and sounds incredible.Chrome hardware provides a crowning finishing touch for the Les Paul Custom.

Matched humbucker set delivers a universe of tone

This limited-edition Custom is spec'd with a matched pair of 490/498 humbuckers. Naturally, these pickups really shine when pumping out the classic fat, snarling tone that is the Les Paul's stock in trade. They are delightfully responsive, though — simply roll back the volume, and they clean up beautifully. Whether you're delivering your musical message with mellow jazz tones, bone-rattling crunch, or a blistering liquid inferno — the Les Paul Custom rewards your touch with world-class responsiveness.

Gibson voiced the pickups on the Les Paul Custom for tonal characteristics similar to their '57 Classics, but with a slight increase in the upper mids for a more contemporary humbucker sound. The neck-position 490R gives you the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, albeit with a slight upper mid bump, which delivers clarity and definition that complement the wonderfully warm sound of this pickup: great for tasty, chimey rhythm work. Gibson's 498T Alnico Humbucker is the ideal bridge pickup if your playing requires an emphasis on mids and highs. A high-output version of the 490T, this pickup combines a slightly hotter Alnico V magnet with a specially wound coil combination. The result is increased crunch and sustain — a potent sonic elixir for heavier music styles. Each pickup's pole pieces are aligned to match the string spacing at the neck and bridge, respectively.

Nitro finish, for the look and feel of a classic

This Les Paul Custom Limited wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful, but they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities. This guitar has the look (and feel) of a lovingly cared for classic — one that will only improve with age.

Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Features:

  • An iconic solidbody electric from one of the world's renowned guitar makers
  • Limited run of only 200 guitars worldwide
  • Weight-relieved mahogany body for playing comfort
  • Carved 2-piece maple top
  • Long neck tenon for maximum sustain
  • Matched 490/498 humbucking pickup set
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, for the look and feel of a classic
  • Classic Custom "tuxedo" appointments include Chrome hardware and black speed knobs
  • High-quality CTS 500K volume and tone pots, handwired harness, Switchcraft toggle switch

Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Special Order Custom Shop Les Paul Custom
Finish
  • Pelham Blue
Categories
Year
  • 2022
Made In
  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Model Family
  • Gibson Les Paul
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
Series
  • Gibson Custom Shop

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