Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom 2 Electric Guitar  

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A Classic that's upgraded with coil taps, a rosewood fingerboard and Holly head veneer.

When guitarist and inventor Les Paul conceived the Custom model in the mid-1950s, he envisioned it as a œblack tie guitar suitable for the most elegant occasions. In the years since then, the Les Paul Custom has come to represent all of that and more. The most dressed-up of the Les Paul production line, the Custom is nevertheless a full-bore rocker, suitable for the heaviest riffs you want to throw at it, while still excelling on the blues, jazz, pop or fusion stage.

The Les Paul Classic Custom from Gibson USA stays true to its heritage, keeping the unique touches that make it stand out at a price players will appreciate. Featuring premium tonewoods and top-flight appointments, this is an instrument of astounding beauty and surprising versatility. With all the legendary power of the Les Paul Standard it has a Custom look that stands out from the crowd.

As with the best Les Pauls crafted since the early ™50s, the Les Paul Classic Custom starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved maple top glued to a mahogany body. Marrying maple' clarity and definition to mahogany' richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched.

Its resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is ensured by a slim, comfortable neck profile that measures .800 at the 1st fret and .875 at the 12th. The guitar' 22-fret fingerboard is made from rosewood, and inlaid with trapeziod markers, enhanced by a mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo and Holly inlay.

To ensure that all of these constructional features translate to the purest, richest tone possible, Gibson loads the Les Paul Classic Custom with a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups, routed through the traditional four-knob with coil taps and three-way switch control section. Made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with enamel-coated 42-AWG wire just like the hallowed PAF pickups of the late 1950s and early '60s, the '57 Classics yield creamy warm tones in the neck position and plenty of growl and snarl in the bridge, with funky, round tones in between.

A pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and accurate intonation, while a set of premium Grover kidney-button tuners make tune-up a breeze. Each guitar comes protected in a black hardshell case with plush lining, and includes an owner's manual and adjustment literature

FEATURES
Traditional weight-relieved genuine mahogany body with bound, carved maple top
Mahogany neck with comfortable, slim neck profile
Rosewood fingerboard with trapeziod inlays
Pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions with coil taps
Grover Keystone tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio

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Les Paul Classic Custom 2 Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
Top: Maple
Back: Mahogany
Body Type: Traditional Weight Relief
Binding: 7-ply
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: '60s SlimTaper
Truss Rod: Traditional adjustable
Joint Angle: 5 (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
Binding: White
Inlays: Trapeziod
Nut
Material: Corian
Width: 1.695
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
Logo: Mother-of-pearl Gibson, Holly
Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell
Tuners
Model: Grover Keystone
Plating: Chrome
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Bridge
Type: Tune-o-matic
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome
Tailpiece
Type: Stop bar
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome
Hardware
Knobs: Black speed knobs
Pickguard: 5-ply black
Toggle Switch: Washer black with white imprint
Pickup Mounting Rings: Black plastic
Control Plate Cover: Black plastic
Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
Neck: Position 57 Classic (Alnico II)
Bridge: Position 57 Classic (Alnico II)
Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls, coil-tapping
Type: 300k linear volume, 500k Non-linear tone
Coil Wiring: Machine wound
Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with white plastic tip
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"
Finish
Sealer: Nitrocellulose
Process: 1-1.5 mils
Case
Type: Gibson Hardshell
Case Exterior: Black
Case Interior: White plush
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