Gibson Les Paul Custom
Gibson Les Paul Custom

Les Paul Custom, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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All user reviews of 3/5 for the Gibson Les Paul Custom

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 35 reviews )
 19 reviews54 %
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Value For Money : Poor
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vintage911's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent guitar, but shovel handle"

Gibson Les Paul Custom
Manufacturing Rican for a custom that seems logical, fixed bridge as almost all the Les Paul, 4 knobs (volume and tones) and a selector microphones.


The handle ... I will never make me. This beautiful Les Paul was a pickaxe handle or shovel as you want. Not very easy to play, or it must have giant hands.
I did not like it at all this round and that is why I sold it ...
The sound is huge, everything sounds very rock ... whatever the choice of micro config (neck or bridge or both), but good with a good amp that goes without saying.
Access to acute is not great for my taste .. I prefer by far the stratabound ... much easier to use.
Other fault ... the handle varnish after a few songs live becomes unplayable due to the sweating. The hand grip and it becomes very uncomfortable to play ... no more fun for me.


Sound side, as mentioned above, no complaints ... big sound very fat and well defined even if slightly mushy ... it sounds good rock or hard rock. That said it is also capable of enquiller blues or any other style.
Aside his lens .. you pass ... there is no way to have a decent clean sound ... well always comparing with a strat for example.
I use a Bogner Ecstasy 101B amp which is a reference for those who know this amp ... with the rock sounds were at the party! again, for clean sounds, I changed guitar ...


I played less than a year ... because after playing many different guitars and high quality, I have not had fun. I prefer by far my EVH Wolfgang (U.S.) or my Charvel Custom Shop and are far easier to play and sound clear as well (even better for what is one of my Charvel Legacy).
So I bought this guitar because it was a myth and I wanted to have one, but frankly, except the sound was good, the rest ... blah ... very heavy, a pickaxe handle, a handle uncomfortable as varnish, lacquer which marked easily on the body ... well no ... frankly, I do not do it again this choice despite the high production quality .. it can not remove them. But it stops there!
PS / it seems that there are 50 'thinner and easier to play such sleeves ... to test.

tubart's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Custom
Who does not know them?




We like it or not ...


A word to talk about the Les Paul Custom that everyone knows: I scrutinized from all angles a LP Custom Silverburst 2007 a buddy just bought.
The findings are alarming: the gradient is irregular, table multiplied binding ruling from the slapdash, the serial number (CS ... since these models are from the "custom shop" Gibson) briefly buffered in using white paint that has drooled all over .. I still can not believe (I play on a Orville By Gibson LP Custom, the finish is well above the current Gibson) ... Otherwise, it sounds the same, nothing wrong about that.
Decidedly, spend more than € 3,000 for not better finish the sub-brand Epiphone (I'm not exaggerating, I have an Epi LPC 2008 recently to have fun with the violin), there is cause to regret his decision. The "Custom Shop" Gibson actually sounds like a commercial argument, youtube videos show a factory mass production and gigantic workshops ... We are far from the image "artisanal" we would like to make us swallow. The price / quality ratio is one of the most Aberant I saw .. (the seller was also too dismayed, but before the request of a fan of Adam Jones, you have to work).
I like Gibson, but Gibson in his greatness. Gibson and visibly in recent years are often the image of the LPC CS ... Gibson made good guitars, but you have to get several years back ... a member of AF often said "the price is forgotten, the quality remains "... wait a few years to see the head of Gibson 2000s ...

Nigel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Custom
- Model US naturally
- Pearl finish on the neck and head
- 2 volumes and 2 tonalitbr /> - jumbo frets


- The handle is similar to the sleeve of my Flying V shape with a "D" rather rounded and varnish vintage not always easy for the end dmanchages concert ... key in bne is superb and Submitted freight high enough (compared startocaster an example) allows taping or legato games more comfortable.

- ACCS is a pome to acute in honor of those who have a left hand in gold. Torture solos are sometimes difficult to approach in a standing position.

- Ergonomic buttons Volume and tone is of a different age but ultimately not a real problem to place certain technique.


- It is trs fits all types of rock, pop and blues. Despite his trs typ it amne also in the registry that are less specially (eg funk).

- I played on the Cyber ​​Twin and faster to use a clean sound on the mic as the acute RESOLUTION is too rich in high frequencies. As against the other positions have a lot of sound and personality lend themselves perfectly to effect the most DLIR.

- In terms of distorted sounds, we are dealing with a box of course. The crunch is subtle distortions and deeper still a Flying V. The inconvinience is the lack of diversity sounds available despite two tone.


The big diffrence tration with standard wood species better quality and a premium finish. With regard to this dernire, we must Whereas its fragility is chronic and is enough quality plutt average which is a shame for an instrument of this class. The advantage is to have the mcaniques "deluxe" oil bath which limits somewhat the problem of keeping the tuning specific to Les Paul in gnral.

A final advantage of me but does not everybody is that it is an instrument that accepts string tie quite important, thereby increasing the thickness of the sound. I recommend other users to Les Paul not to go up unless the 10/52.

DEFINITIONS In the purchase of a custom is only justified if you do not pay the bill: o), as seen even when the price is a bit much. Otherwise I like it my Les Paul but not as much as my Flying is clear. Ya big sound in this guitar but watch what you want to do because if it is a great second guitar, as a single instrument can be quickly locked in a kind of sound forcment not adapted styles zyk o we need more shades (I think pop in particular).