Gibson Custom Les Paul Custom Pro Electric Guitar with AA Maple Top

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A high-octane Les Paul for today' high-performance player with a special top.

For more than five decades, the Les Paul Standard has been established as the ultimate performance instrument in terms of tone and playability and has always been one of the best lookers on stage, too. Now, Gibson Custom brings the high-performance Les Paul Custom Pro, crafted with all the features of the prized original Les Paul Standards but upgraded with new performance features. Rendered with the utmost quality in craftsmanship for which Gibson's Custom Shop is known and using the finest traditional tonewoods, hardware and pickups, the Les Paul Custom Pro is a true stealth fighter in terms of versatility, hiding split-coil and phase switching within its straightforward-looking control layout, plus a useful "kill switch" for contemporary stutter effects. All this, and the Les Paul Custom Pro boasts killer looks, too, with a luscious highly-figured maple top.

As with the best Les Pauls crafted since the early '50s, the Les Paul Custom Pro starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved maple top glued to a mahogany body, strategically channeled to enhance resonance and reduce weight. Marrying maple's clarity and definition to mahogany's richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched, and degrees of resonance and sustain that are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is insured by a fast but comfortably rounded neck profile, and a final set up on Gibson Custom's computer controlled PLEK machine, including a PLEK-cut Corian nut. Traditional body and fingerboard binding, acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, and single-ply plastic pickguard emphasize the Les Paul Custom Pro's heritage, and make the incredible versatility that lies beneath it all even more surprising.

Probe the beating heart of the Les Paul Custom Pro Electric Guitar with AA Maple Top from Gibson Custom, and you find a deceptively cunning switching array powered by two of Gibson's most impressive pickups. The BurstBucker 2 in the neck position and BurstBucker 3 in the bridge are crafted in the image of the original PAF humbuckers of the late '50s, with unpolished Alnico II magnets and unevenly wound coils for that characteristic edge and bite heard in great vintage pickups. Each pickup has been wound with four-conductor wire to enable a complex array of switching possibilities. Push-pull switches on each pickup's independent volume pot provides coil splitting for convincing single-coil sounds, while the bridge pickup's push-pull tone control provides reverse-phase switching, and the neck pickup's tone pot doubles as a useful "kill switch." Add it all up, and there's a startling array of tonal options from this straightforward-looking Les Paul. It's all anchored by the legendary pairing of a nickel-plated ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and nickel-plated stopbar tailpiece, with high-performance kidney button Grover tuners to keep you tight and in tune.

  • High-grade AA maple top with one-piece mahogany back
  • Comfortable, rounded 50's neck profile
  • Powerful Burstbucker #2 and Burstbucker #3 pickups
  • Coil-tapping, phase switching and signal kill on the fly
  • Nickel Grover kidney machine heads

Experience for yourself this beautiful combination of tradition and evolution. Order today.


Les Paul Custom Pro Electric Guitar with AA Maple Top Specifications:

  • Body
    Top: AA Maple
    Back: Mahogany
    Body Type: Weight Relieved
    Binding: Cream
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    Species: Mahogany
    Profile: Rounded
    Truss Rod: Traditional
    Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    Neck Fit
    Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
    Species: Rosewood
    Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
    Radius: 12"
    Binding: Cream
    Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
    Other: Reissue Fret Wire, Black Side Dots
    Material: Corian
    Width: 1.687
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
    Logo: Les Paul Signature
    Truss Rod Cover: Black Antique Bell Shaped
    Angle: 17 Degrees
    Model: Grover Kidney Machine Heads
    Tuning Ratio: 14:01
    Plating: Nickel
    Type: ABR-1
    Plating: Nickel
    Type: Stop Bar
    Plating: Nickel
    Knobs: Amber Top Hats with with Dial Pointers
    Pickguard: Cream Reissue
    Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Screenprint
    Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
    Control Plate Cover: Black
    Strings: .010 - .046, Vintage Strings
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum
    Neck Position: Burstbucker II (Alnico II magnet)
    Bridge Position: Burstbucker III (Alnico II magnet)
    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    Type: 500k Audio-taper
    Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
    Toggle Switch: Three-Way with White Toggle Cap
    Output Jack: Traditional ΒΌ"
    Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
    Case Exterior: Black Pleather
    Case Interior: Maroon Crushed Velvet
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