Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom

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

4 user reviews
Find it in the classifieds starting at $1,700 Avg used price: $1,849Warning, this average price is older than 6 months

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul Classic Custom
  • Series: Les Paul
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/24/2007

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Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %

Hatsubai's review"Similar to the very famous Custom"

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom
This is pretty much the more affordable Gibson Custom that they've offered for the past 60 or so years. It's really just as good as the Gibson Custom but at a more affordable price. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, hard tail bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.


These models are put together very well. The first thing you notice is that the finish itself was pretty much flawless. I couldn't find any drips or any issues where the binding meets the paint. The nut itself was cut perfectly, so there were no tuning problems to worry about. The frets on this were nicely leveled, and I was able to get some nice action going. The ends were also not sharp, so it didn't hurt your hand every time you went up and down the neck.


The guitar sounded pretty solid. The pickups aren't really my thing, to be honest. The pickups are standard Gibson pickups, but they seem to work for most. The bridge pickup has some nice bite to it, and it has some decent output. I find they lack the character for heavy metal, but they can work for 80s metal. The neck is a bit too bright for me. I like a thick, fat sounding neck tone, and these generally have a bit too much bite for me. However, they're clean sounding, and that works awesome for clean tones.


This is the guitar you want to get if you're looking for a lower priced Custom. It's lacking a few features that the normal Custom has, but it has all the important ones when it comes to the actual tone of the guitar. Be sure to check the weights of these as they can really vary between the guitars, and I find that the heavier ones don't sound quite as good, although you may feel differently. Definitely a good alternative to the normal Custom that everyone tries to buy.

Hatsubai's review"My favorite color on a LP"

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom
This is probably my favorite color Custom out there. The guitar has a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard, Tune-o-matic bridge, 22 frets, block/trapezoid inlays, no pickguard, two humbucker pickups, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.


First of all, this guitar looks amazing. The silverburst finish is truly unique. Unfortunately, there are so many Tool and Mastodon fanboys out there that the color is getting real played out. The guitar itself is put together nicely. The frets were leveled, crowned correctly and never cut my hands when sliding up and down the neck. The nut was cut correctly, which is a huge plus as that's probably the #1 tuning instability issue with hard tail guitars. It wasn't overly heavy, and I was glad to feel that. A lot of times, these guitars have tons of dead weight. This one felt perfect for whatever reason.


The guitar has some nice bite going on with the ebony fretboard. Some claim that the finish itself leads to a different sound, but I'd bet the wood varies so much that the actual finish wouldn't sound THAT much different from any other standard Gibson finish out there. You'll probably hear more of a difference between poly and nitro than comparing two Gibson finishes. The bridge had some aggressiveness going on, but it was a typical Gibson pickup. The neck was the same in that it had some bite going on, and I'm not a huge fan of that. I like a fat, warm and thick neck pickup because it's easier for me to play leads on it.


These are the coolest looking Gibsons out there, but the color is starting to get played out thanks to Tool, Mastodon and their fanboys. Even Kirk Hammett is getting something similar today. That aside, the guitar sounds great, looks great and felt great. If you're in the market for one of these, you'll probably want to buy used because they're quite a bit of money.

Hugues_60's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom
. Mahogany body / maple carved table, with net cash on 'Antique' (yellow)
. Set Mahogany neck / profile button Ebne 1960 Slim Taper, 22 frets
. incrustations 'Pearloid trapezoid' net and touch the edge of 'Antique'
. Scale 24.75 "
. 2 Gibson humbucking pickups without cover: Classic 57 (neck) + 57 Classic Plus (bridge)
. 2 volumes / 1 Tone / 3 positions slecteur
. Tune-O-Matic tailpiece Stopbar +
. Mcaniques Grover keystone oil bath
. Fittings dorbr />. Color Antique Ebony
. with tui Gibson Black Reptile / white indoor / Trs class

CHARACTERISTICS of trssduisantes but ...
My MODEL Submitted QLQ default finishes (biding misplaced bad dpoussierrage before painting on the head, marks on the back of the neck of the handle support tui) not really excusable for high-end guitars plutt.

. The beautiful black patent nitrocellulose trs trs quickly become your worst enemy if you are a little manic, he scores very easy and supports even worse the blow of
same super soft cloth.
. Finally fittings dor will not stay long in the place where the hand rub (bridge / tailpiece)

A little obsessive I am, so this led me to establish a transparent protective film (food) places to trs frquents by the right hand.

Conclusion 8 / 10


The handle is plutt enjoyable, but the Les Paul, not super fast (if you're not an ace) and Access in acute is far from being the good ds 17 I box. Not empty if you're used more modern guitars. Matter of habit and size of fingers, no doubt.
Again the nitro lacquer on the back of the handle will not fit ... sweaty hands tend to slide as it will be difficult on a satin or polished on a handle oil.

The frets are fairly thin and somewhat "catchy" in the bottom of my neck got.
However the intonation is perfect, prcise, always fair.
Holding agreement poses no problem even APRS bends of the two and a half tons.
The trs prcises mcaniques are perfect for tuning. Nothing wrong in this cot l.
The weight is heavy rsonablement saw the pice of mahogany. The quilible pulls a little to the body while sitting.
Key in a agrment bne Submitted to "touchquot; incomparable and remains a must. Trs So good for MODEL.

Overall enjoyable use trs


The fit is a little subjective, but what about ... if it is it's good, trs good to play with this guitar. We forgive him then all the little default.
The classic 57 that I did not know really work wonders and ensure in all registers.
Unplugged the screening is not standard, but we feel that will do a ...
Clean in all positions are compelling, the sound is dense, trs good balance between the strings (10/52), sustain correct.
In crunch, the instrument Ragit perfectly the nuances of games, his suave trs
Basically overdrive / distortion we will tickle the friend Zakk without difficulty. Even if the orientation is not really mtal, depending on what you put derrire has sent STRID.
I essayedtune D, no problem.
I hung in his siturais prlection Power of the blue mtal not too extreme with adquate amps.
So I set the guitar that sounds richer to my Musicman Luke 2

So sound quality 10/10


I use it for a few months, buy the used computer, I can not resist and I play every day. The sound of reputable Lespaul Gibson is not usurped, as this tmoigne Classic Custom. I do not know if it is better than other models, it has its visual identity and a good Submitted versatilis sound.
J'tais plutt party in the ide of a Standard 60 with a nice table and I think Flamm Saddle Road Classic that offers a low price.

The price has dropped since being placed on the market has therefore remains an excellent deal.
($ 4,300 in the United States Gibson on the site, between 2800 and 3000 his apartment in France in 2007, offers 2,400 today)

Overall opinion 9 / 10

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

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom
See previous review


The handle is it nice?

then I'll put a big yes .. While the patent is troublesome when one is accustomed to handle oiled, but i find advantage ..

- Do you get easily a good sound ...?

Then!! even playing sense amp is a real pleasure


- Are they suitable for your style of music?

Me I wanted to make an ESP 7-string baritone because I play in Drop C so I wanted a good guitar tipe METAL !!!!.

But by going to Lyon to find a guitar I stumbled across it the first note I understood .... I would go with a 6 string. I just said that grate at piers bcp to metal ....

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I play with a ENGL Invader 100 amp

Its clean and pure, a bass sound that takes you from below ....


- For how long have you been using it?

1 year soon and I can tell you that this guitar has an incredible knowledge. it allowed me to have another musical aproach!

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