Guitar


Brand
Gibson
Gibson
Model
Les Paul Custom 2017
Les Paul Custom Abalone Sparkle GH 2018
Average Price
$4,599
$4,999
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Colors
Alpine White, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Pelham Blue, Walnut, Cartridge Brass
Blue Sparkle, Green Sparkle, Gray Sparkle, Lavender Sparkle, White Sparkle


Series / Body Style


Series / Body Style
Les Paul
Les Paul


Guitar's Wood


Place
Body
Body
Specie
2 Piece Solid Maple Top, Weight-relieved Mahogany Body
Weight-relieved 1-piece Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Maple Top
Place
Fretboard
Fretboard
Specie
Richlite
Richlite
Place
Neck
Neck
Specie
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon

Bridge


Model
Tune-O-Matic
Tune-O-Matic


Pickup


Brand
-
-
Model
490R
490R
Type
-
-
Place
Neck
Neck
Brand
-
-
Model
498T
498T
Type
-
-
Place
Bridge
Bridge

Fingerboard


Fret Size
Medium-Jumbo
Medium-Jumbo
Inlays
Custom Block Pearl
Abalone Laminate
Scale Length
24.75" (62.865cm)
24.75" (62.865cm)
Nut Width
1.687", 42.85mm
1.687", 42.85mm
Number of Frets
22
22

Tuners


Brand
Grover
Grover
Model
Kidney (14:1 ratio)
Kidney (14:1 ratio)

Guitar Additional Info


Description
The 2017 Les Paul Custom guitar lives up to the high standard set by the 1950's archetype while evolving to a level of tone and performance optimized to today's musical demands.

Beneath the layers of its "tuxedo" appointments lies the crisp, edgy voice of a matched 490/498 humbucker set, a long neck tenon for maximum sustain and a two-piece maple top over a solid mahogany body that adds the perfect amount of bite to everything from jazz to hard rock.
Gibson Custom Shop has created small batches of sparkle-finish guitars in the past, but never before have the finishes so perfectly matched the inlay colors like in this limited-edition Les Paul Custom Abalone Sparkle series.

All the gleaming, vibrant colors of Abalone come alive through these five coordinated metal flake finishes.

Under the hood, all the classic Les Paul tone and Custom Shop construction you expect is present, making it every bit the pro-level instrument as it is a museum-caliber statement piece.
Additional Info
Nitrocellulose Lacquer (body finish), Stop Bar (tailpiece type), 12 (fretboard radius), Gold (hardware color), Black Speed Knobs (knobs), Medium C-Shape (neck shape), Corian (nut material), 2.240", 56.89mm (neck end board width), 10-13-17-26-36-46 (strings)
Nitrocellulose Lacquer (body finish), Stop Bar (tailpiece type), 12 (fretboard radius), Gold (hardware color), Black Speed Knobs (knobs), Medium C-Shape (neck shape), Corian (nut material), 2.240", 56.89mm (neck end board width), 10-13-17-26-36-46 (strings)