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One Les Paul to Rule Them All
For decades guitar players have dreamed of the day that they owned a Les Paul Custom. Introduced in the 1950s, the Custom was heralded as a 'fretless wonder' (due to effortless playing) that offered players an instrument of the highest caliber. Rich and warm tones are provided in abundance thanks to a solid body made from the highest quality Mahogany, allowing players to experience unrivaled sustain and resonance. Visually, the guitar matches its stunning tones with a jaw dropping look - striking Ebony is offset by gold hardware, ensuring that the classic aesthetics of this timeless instrument are maintained.
This is a near perfect recreation of the classic "black beauty" from the mid 50s with some modern appointments so it meets the high standards of today's modern players. The body of the guitar is crafted with a hand-carved Maple top, which is then 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.
The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is also made from one solid piece of Mahogany then topped by a 22-fret Richlite® fingerboard outfitted with pearl block inlays, and given Gibson’s traditional rounded profile. Other appointments include Gibson’s legendary Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, metal tulip tuners, multi-ply white and black binding on both the top and back, gold hardware, and a 1 11/16” nut width.
Gibson 490R and 498T
The pickups are Gibson’s 490R in the neck position, which offers the tonal characteristics of the original PAFs, and the 498T in the bridge position, which swaps the 490R’s Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, making it slightly hotter with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs.
The Les Paul Custom was the first Gibson guitar to offer the revolutionary ABR-1 Bridge, which was invented by McCarty. This pioneering achievement was a true revelation in intonation and remains one of the most revered and copied pieces of guitar hardware ever developed, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered.
Multi Bound Headstock
The guitar features a multi-bound headstock with a prominent five-piece split diamond patterned inlay of genuine mother of pearl.
- Solid Mahogany body with hand-carved Maple top
- Richlite® fingerboard with pearl block inlays
- 490R in the neck and slightly hotter 498T in the bridge
- Legendary Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Metal tulip tuners
Body & Bridge
- Top: Hand Carved Maple
- Binding: Seven Ply White and Black
- Body: 1 Piece Mahogany
- Weight Relief: Yes
- Finish: Ebony
- Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Mahogany, 1 Piece
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- Profile: Rounded
- Frets: 22
- Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
- Binding: Seven Ply
- Nut: 1 11/16”
- Inlays: Block Mother of Pearl
Pickups & Hardware
- Pickups: Gibson’s 490R & 498T
- Machine Heads: Metal Tulip
- Hardware: Gold
- Case: Gibson Custom Hard Case
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.
Once the product is delivered, you have 180 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.
All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.
Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:
- CDs & DVDs
- In-ear Monitors
- Earplugs and Ear Protection
- Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
- Mouth / Lip Care Products
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