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2012 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom - Wine Red

2012 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom - Wine Red

Regular price $4,500.00 USD
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Unveiling the Classic Charm

The Les Paul guitar exudes timeless allure, reminiscent of a formal tuxedo's elegance. This Custom Shop marvel stands out with its factory gold hardware, masterfully combining traditional vibes with modern flair. The sleek wine red finish, while revealing subtle surface imperfections upon close inspection, maintains excellent overall integrity, free from significant blemishes. A few surface scratches and clear coat over binding chips are barely noticeable but documented. All electronics and parts are original, capturing the classic gold-on-wine red Les Paul aesthetic in excellent condition.

Sonic Excellence and Playability

Outfitted with 490R/498T pickups and a dark Richlite fretboard, this guitar delivers resonant punch and a versatile tonal spectrum that aficionados will cherish. The frets show minimal signs of wear, ensuring a smooth playing experience. The instrument comes complete with all original accessories, enhancing its appeal. The neck profile offers a comfortable grip, striking a balance between the robust dimensions of early '50s models and the slender feel of '60s designs, hitting a sweet spot for players.

Craftsmanship at its Finest

The Les Paul Custom is the flagship model of the Gibson Custom Shop, embodying the high standards set in the 1950s while evolving to meet contemporary music demands. This instrument's sophisticated aesthetic, often likened to a "tuxedo," conceals a vibrant and edgy tonal character, thanks to the harmoniously matched 490R/498T humbucker set. A solid Richlite fingerboard, an extended neck tenon for unparalleled sustain, and a meticulously crafted maple top over a robust mahogany body come together to deliver a crisp sonic bite across various genres, from jazz to hard rock. In both appearance and sound, this Les Paul Custom epitomizes the harmony between elegance and performance.


Serial No. CS 203635
Condition Excellent
Brand Gibson Custom
Model Les Paul Custom
Made In USA
Year 2012
Weight 9.5 lb
Case Gibson Custom Shop Hardshell
Finish Wine Red
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Number of Strings 6
Hardware Gold
Body Shape Les Paul Custom
Neck Material Mahogony
Neck Shape 50s Rounded Medium C
Frets 22, Medium-Jumbo
No. of Frets 22
Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Inlays Mother of Pearl Block
Width at Nut 1.687"
Pickups 490R/498T Humbuckers
Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Tuners Grover Tulip
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