For many people, when they first conjure up an image of what a quintessential electric guitar is, it is often the Gibson Les Paul. Gibson have over six decades of knowledge and experience when it comes to crafting this iconic guitar which was first sold in 1952. It has since remained one of the most popular models around, thanks to its striking body and powerful tone. This VOS model hails from the superb Gibson Custom Shop, merging classic and modern features to provide a guitar that is beyond compare.
MAPLE AND MAHOGANY
Ever since the creation of the first Les Paul, Gibson have often paired hand-carved maple with mahogany in the construction of the body. The maple used in the body top is moderately figured, giving the VOS finish a unique appearance beneath its Tobacco Sunburst colouring.
The solidbody is entirely from mahogany, a commonplace tonewood in the design of a Les Paul. The body is slightly thicker, just like a Les Paul from the 50s, but still feels comfortable against your body as you play. Gibson have routed holes in the body in specific positions to reduce the overall weight of the guitar.
Gibson have employed mahogany also in the formation of the neck, shaped to the Les Paul Custom rounded profile. The smooth neck has a durable, reliable construction and a smooth feel to promote an all-round enjoyable playing experience. The neck has a 24 inch scale length and is topped with a 22-fret richlite fingerboard for you to explore. Pearl block inlays decorate an array of frets to direct you from one to the next with confidence.
The Gibson Les Paul Custom VOS is fitted with a 490R pickup in the neck position and a 498T pickup in the bridge position. This pickup pairing allows the guitar to generate an authentic, PAF-style vintage Les Paul tone, just like the well-revered sounds of those made in the 1950s. The pickups generate that superb humbucking sound with plenty of power and volume.
Simple, standard controls for Lead / Rhythm Volume and Tone as well as a 3-way pickup toggle switch enable you to shape your sound in many different forms.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
A fixed Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridge is fitted to the lower bout of the body. This bridge is held in high esteem among guitarists and luthiers alike thanks to its ability to develop and improve the guitar's intonation and sustain.
The Les Paul Custom headstock features metal tulip tuning keys to maintain accurate tuning throughout. The Gold VOS hardware complements the guitar from top to bottom, while the multi-ply black and white body binding completes the Tobacco Sunburst body.
Gibson include a Custom Shop Les Paul Hardshell Case to protect the guitar, and also supply a Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Custom Model Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar Top Material Figured Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Les Paul Custom Fingerboard Material Richlite No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece Nashville Tune-o-Matic Position Inlays Pearl Blocks Active/Passive Passive Tuners Metal Tulip Pickups Neck: 490R Bridge: 498T Controls Lead Volume Lead Tone Rhythm Volume Rhythm Tone 3-way Pickup toggle switch Finish VOS Tobacco Sunburst Included Accessories Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Hardshell Case Gibson Custom Certificate of Authenticity
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