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


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Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
  • Series: Custom Shop Les Paul
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/29/2005

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
Hatsubai06/25/2011

Hatsubai's review"The snappier sounding Custom"

Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
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"

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
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nikolayu97211/17/2009

nikolayu972's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
I bought one of these model dating from 1987, a true wonder, superb finish, a warm and worthy of the great Gibson Les Paul Custom

UTILIZATION

handle very pleasant despite weighing result

SOUNDS

Excellent sound, warm, a perfect

OVERALL OPINION

beautiful guitar
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liguit12/11/2010

liguit's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent!"

Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
Manufacturing usa body mahogany table maple, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard.
Micro gibson. Pearl block. double binding ... etc! Custom! And this black!

UTILIZATION

My neck is nice for my fingers. My neck is quite thin. Very nice.
Well after the granny made her weight. Gibson is the comfort ... rustic!
His question then ... I think he did say so ideal terms:
rounded tone balance, rather bold, sustain unusual, accuracy of notes and chords.
Jazz, blues rock, hard ... so all he has is wonderful!
Sound gibson that's it, short love!

SOUNDS

Bought guitar course ... not always set. Following a short tour in the luthier for a setting. Super mega giga sublime, Out, etc. ... Demante guitar!
I have mine in any case it is the foot. Clearly as saturation.

OVERALL OPINION

Few months already ....
I tested stock gibson guitar recent new old, never too satisfied, and then still not conquered is so much to drink and eat short I came across a great opportunity, really. I am very very happy.
But the guitars we do not choose it come to you ... sometimes without looking, a bit like love!
Certainly it is a burden, but they're crazy.
The report's nine money is useless and it's really expensive and not always justified it to say.
On occasion yes still have a good look all round button, nail, etc ....
There is no holy grail (sorry for the dreamer), but this one I keep!
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