Gibson Les Paul Custom - Alpine White

Gibson Les Paul Custom - Alpine White

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Les Paul Custom - Alpine White, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson belonging to the Les Paul Custom model.

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Prices starting at $4,599 average price: $4,599

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  • Manufacturer:Gibson
  • Model:Les Paul Custom
  • Category:LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/13/2007

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Gibson Les Paul Custom - Alpine White user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 2 reviews67 %

Hatsubai's review"The snappier sounding Les Paul"

Gibson Les Paul Custom - Alpine White
The Les Paul Custom has gone through a tone of changes throughout the years. The one I'll be focusing on in this review will be the one currently available on the market today. It features all of the same specs that people know and love from a Les Paul -- a mahogany body with a maple top, a set mahogany neck, 22 frets, binding, two humbuckers, a hard tail TOM bridge, two volume knobs, two tone knobs, two humbuckers and a three way switch. However, the absolute biggest change would happen to be the ebony fretboard. That's mainly the feature that makes this guitar a "Custom"


The Gibson Les Paul Custom is an amazing guitar that sounds absolutely huge. The neck profiles vary depending on what year you buy, and the one I played had a fairly thick neck. Some people will dislike this, but it was never a huge deal to me. I seem to be able to adapt from super thin necks like the Wizards to extremely thick Nocaster necks without much of a problem. The flatter radius on this was wonderful, and it allowed me to lower the action lower than a normal Strat would allow. The tuners on this model aren't as bad as the older Standard model, but I'd still replace them with locking tuners.


The Custom really excels in sound. Normally, Gibson Les Pauls are very thick sounding. This works great for most styles of music, but sometimes it lacks a tad bit of clarity for genres such as metal, especially once you start tuning lower. The ebony fretboard on this guitar helps add some sizzle and bite that allows the guitar to cut through the mix without sounding thin. I'm not a fan of the pickups, so I always replace both those and the pots. This really opens up the guitar and makes it not only more aggressive but more versatile as well.


If you're searching for a Les Paul Custom, be sure to try a bunch out in your local music store. The quality control on Gibson guitars can be really iffy. The biggest things to look for would be tuning stability and fretwork. Pay particular attention to fretwork as that's what can really make or break a guitar. If you're looking for a metal guitar, it's really hard to beat this thing. Just be careful of the weight.
Jean Nau l'Olonnais09/17/2012

Jean Nau l'Olonnais's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An instrument of legend ... who wins!"

Gibson Les Paul Custom - Alpine White
Usual characteristics of a LP.
Regarding the specific model, it is white with black triple binding, the hardware is gold, the microphones are 490R and 498T humbuckers ... and the oysters are large rectangles.

With regard to natural wear: beige varnish turns fast enough, the golden leaves room for the rigging of the silver chafing ... it slips nicely with the game Question of view, but I find more and more beautiful.

This is very subjective, but for me it is simply aesthetically perfect, this is THE guitar! And it is largely for this "aura" we chose this guitar.


Gibson Les Paul, it's been! So I'll just remember the aspects that must be overcome to tame the myth:

This is a guitar heavy, we feel that it has been on the back :)
The patent (beautiful!) Glue a little at the rear of the handle.
The angles are not saving the right forearm.
Access to acute (from the 15th fret) is complicated.

This is really not a guitar "comfortable", or a bear, or play!
And installation of ... straplocks is simply indispensable as the size of attachments is ridiculous.

But right before his meme talk, we forgive him these details immediately as we feel that the object is held between the hands is not a simple guitar ... It's hard to describe, it was love at first sight or not :)

I had heard of problems holding agreement certe, but after a very légé shot at the lime of Sol nut it has been exemplary.


I'll avoid the pile of superlatives .... But p .... n! this sound, this sound .... this is beautiful: ')

For a brief description:
The microphone is particularly acute flattering saturated, there is a real grain perfect for all styles of Rock. Volume 10, tone 10 is Gibson's big!
The microphone is more suitable for serious cleans sound is round, it is soft while maintaining a true presence. Here the tone control makes sense, it is very clean.

Overall, it was a fat and rich. To imagine the weaknesses, the sound is not enough for slamming funk, and not accurate enough for metal.


I use it for 3 years, and I'm never bored. Difficult to crack for another guitar after this one.

I was on a Ibanez JS100 forward, easy to play relaxed. And honestly, the week that followed the purchase of the Gibson made me doubt as the difference in comfort was huge. But after this adaptation time, hard to go back ... What a pleasure to play, what sound sensations!
Another black spot, I was not far from discomfort when completing the check ... I still have cold sweats.

But hey, this is THE LEGEND, it deserved: a little muscular shoulders, is forgetting rash on the forearm, we eat potatoes for a few months, and a serious Gymnastics hands for access to Acute ... and it is finally adopted.

Being reasonable, there is necessarily better or cheaper ... being reasonable. But how regret purchasing this kind of jewelry: D!

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

Gibson Les Paul Custom - Alpine White
Well, it's a gibson, then recess made in United States, for the characteristics of the machine, everybody know them by heart .... And for those who'd forgotten:

- Mahogany body
- Table Maple
- Grover
- In neck Mahogany
- Ebony fingerboard 22 frets
- Tune-o-Matic
- Micro 490R alnico neck double + double 498T bridge pickup
- 3 position selector
- 2 volumes + 2 tones
- Gold hardware

the model of 2005, comes in a flight case stamped custom shop classy, ​​with certificate of authenticity.

could chippoter the choice of microphones but we'll get later ...

Just one caveat, this skyscraper has two years and the hardware begins to have a dirty appearance (like dive anywhere .. yuck ...), turns white creme (y'en who loves good .. but when 'we bought a white skyscraper that is not found with a guitar vanilla!) and varnish tends to make funny halo .... on the table for scratching a 3500 zoros hum ... um ...


Well, the handle is really comfortable ... no way ... it hangs a lot, I knew better on a standard 90's.
access to acute is good, but not whopping passes without too much problem (all scratch to us any day we want to buy a guitar riffs over chained them without much problem then .. (Clapton, Page, Beck , Richards), ergonomics is against nickel to my liking. perfect form, heavy weight, but not bad (well I like those who think it's going to n'on heavy ibanez ...).. . ... a timeless classic

To the question "do you get a good sound easy?" be answered: have you one good performance with a ferrari?


And here is the chapter for which you buy a gibson (custom or else for that matter ..).
One can quibble about the time that Gibson's classic climbs couple 490R/498T present on half of its cataloque a rape that want the Premium (would not that the price ..) but just the connected and all is forgotten!
we're not added to the sound, this guitar sounds plugged into anything!
cube of 30, Marshall MG30, peavey 5150, Orange Rockerverb 50, jtm30 marshall, the sound is very good at worst (MG30), the most sublime (orange Rockerverb)!
As for wondering what the sound of the Les Paul, and many listen "Beggars Banquet" of stones, "too much too soon" for Dolls, etc. ..
Just know that you can play everything on the rapier, the cushy country to the heaviest metal with ease and without multi digital effects and other thing supposed to improve your sound.
for short here are some tests done with my JTM 30:
- 490R + channel clear his jazzy, not a disorder (such confidential gainsbourg)
- 498T + channel clear: country, blues, folk ... (the integral of Creedence Clearwater Revival)
- Boost 490R + channel / gain at noon: rock seventies (Electric Warrior T Rex)
- 498T + Boost channel / gain at noon: hard rock and roll (Led Zep, Guns, AC / DC ..)
- 498T + boost / gain was 10: Hard & Heavy (Metallica, The Stooges Fun House, etc. ..)

Wholesale merchants and other distortion overdrive not sell their stuff to those who can not buy a Les Paul Custom is so unfair ..

to be objective about the rating I would say 15 out of 10 ... and I am serious .....


This guitar belongs to the other guitarist in my band, buy new two years ago, and it is often true output to heat lamps to warm an amp in flight case, I have been able to measure How fast this beautiful skyscrapers that tarnished the cosmetic point of view. damage seen the selling price ...

mechanically against nothing wrong, the knobs do not spit yet, the mechanics are good tuning, the pickups howl as always, short on that side, that of happiness.

So here, on the one hand you have a piece of rock history, a sound entered the collective unconscious, the master of rock standard fat, short, a legend ... the other a scratch after all, not so well done that (I'm not talking about the quality of wood ...), but the rest of the defects that can not forgive an epiphone Chinese (like the hardware that this pic .. hmm .. re . info for my Riviera made in Korea which has yet the same age has no impairment of the 10th and gibson is no better maintained.) varnish that some defended by saying that it must maintain, blah blah .. and and
HEY! it is not a rock'n'roll guitar museum piece to showcase (quoique. ..).
And yet it's seen it all, despite all this, well, a quality / price ratio deplorable, day or my abilities allow me, I would sign the check for 3500 euros with both hands ... and whistling in Whole Lotta Love more!

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