Gibson Les Paul Custom (1976)
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Gibson Les Paul Custom (1976)

Les Paul Custom (1976), LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
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iamqman01/18/2012

iamqman's review"Wow and I mean it!!"

Gibson Les Paul Custom (1976)
The Gibson Les Paul custom guitar is one of my favorite all-time instruments. As such a great sound and feel at you immediately notice when you pick up this instrument. The wind red is a cool color in itself and when you first look at this guitar it just screams to be played. The accents on the guitar a really nice with the gold hardware that sometimes can see which gives you that vintage look along with the cool black pick guard. After time all of these parts will age and really give you that new sense of vintage relic appearance. Overall this is a great sounding instrument and have a great sound for pretty much any style of music.


UTILIZATION


One of the easiest ways to determine whether a Gibson Les Paul guitar is a custom is if it has that diamond looking pearl inlay on the headstock. I will be an almost immediate determination whether it's a custom guitar. Another way is that most of the Gibson Les Paul custom guitars have a pearl block in late on the first fret as well. Most Les Paul's start their pearl fret inlay on the third fret where as the customs always start on the first fret. Just like any other Les Paul guitar you have your basic volume control knobs and tone control knobs as well as your pickup selector. He have to come back or pick ups and that's pretty much about it as far as this guitar goes.


SOUNDS


Just like any other Gibson Les Paul you're going to get a solid warm mahogany wood base tone that will sound great in any medium to high gain crunch amplifier. If you're playing a clean amplifier this guitar won't sound as good as a single cool guitar such as a Fender Stratocaster or a fender telecaster instrument. However if you're playing anything from pop to hard rock and metal and you're getting a great sound from this guitar. This guitar is good have a nice vintage tone obviously since it was built in the 70s and you're really going to feel that sparkling vintage sound that will be immediately noticed as soon as you strum your first chord.

OVERALL OPINION


These guitars you can find fairly easily but if you're looking for this exact color then it might take you little bit longer. Wine red Gibson Les Paul custom guitars were made in large amounts and huge quantities. So finding one probably won't take you that long. These are great sounding guitars and they look amazing as well and especially if you find one nowadays you got a notice that the gold hardware has aged and relic a little bit which gives this guitar great look.
Hatsubai10/24/2011

Hatsubai's review"Maple neck version"

Gibson Les Paul Custom (1976)
This guitar is one of the few Gibsons that they made with a maple neck. How do I know? The finish was taken off of the back of the neck, and it was oiled with a mixture of tru oil and wax. These happen to be some of my favorite Les Pauls ever made, and they work awesome for heavy metal. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, a maple neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, binding, a TOM style bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

Given that this guitar was almost 40 years old, it was expected to have some wear. The nut on this was replaced with a brass nut, and I have a feeling the previous owner was a big fan of John Sykes. The back of this was chewed up a bit thanks to a belt, and the neck needed to be refret. The neck itself was nice and straight so no issues there. The finish on the gold hardware was starting to pit from acidic sweat from the previous owner. Despite all of that, this was quite an awesome guitar, and I'm a huge fan of the way this guitar played.

SOUNDS

The guitar had a pair of Seymour Duncan Distortions in it, and it kinda reminded me of the way those Edwards Sykes models were set up for whatever reason. On top of that, there was a coil split on the bridge tone to help give it some extra versatility. The Distortion in the bridge was awesome for this guitar. It could do everything from blues to death metal, but it hovered closer to the metal side more than anything else. It was tight and had the perfect amount of bite for this guitar. The neck was a bit too bright for me, but a quick touch of the tone knob fixed that. The split coil features allowed me to get some real sick clean tones with this thing.

OVERALL OPINION

These are my absolute favorite versions of the Les Paul Custom. The maple neck just really makes this into a tone machine for heavy metal. The way the mahogany and maple mate is like a match made in heaven. It's a bit harsh for blues and other genres, but it excels at the main genre I play, and that's good enough for me.
kristolikid06/07/2010

kristolikid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It is serious!"

Gibson Les Paul Custom (1976)
Made in USA
mahogany body, maple table, set neck 22 frets, 2 Hum., config classic LP

UTILIZATION

Regarding Gibson, questions like "" the handle is it pleasing?, I'm laughing, this guitar is simply outstanding!
At nearly 50 pins and a little room in sport ... ... I can do the 3 hour concert without problem, good the next day is another story!
It is the darn heavy!

SOUNDS

When you invest in a les paul, we know what is expected of her, if you're disappointed, it comes not from scratch, but we got the wrong stuff!
Personally, since I (22ans. ..), I play classic rock with no frills, no effect of virtuoso, and I would not trade it for anything in this world, I find the Fender strats and other devoid of soul, they just lack the depth, dynamics, short love more of everything crystal clear handles feature vissés.N is not Hendrix or Jeff Beck or Clapton wants.
Sure to schredder or go around the handle 1/1000th of a second, better opt for newer stoves adapted to this game
A play on a british style all-tube combo Vox AC30, Orange Laney VC30 or even to feel strong vibrations in the pelvis ..
Despite his advanced age, she is not going to find themselves hanging from a nail or in a museum ...

OVERALL OPINION

Apart from its weight and its coast ridiculously low (env.3000 €) is THE best qual / price I've ever seen (purchased in 1988 ... 3000frs!)