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Gibson 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #42490

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Custom Shop guitar, nitro finish, mahogany body & neck, ebony fingerboard, staple & P-90 pickups, tune-or-matic, case & COA.  All product info

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Gibson 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #43397

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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: Les Paul
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: No
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Product information - GIBSON 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #42490

Les Paul Custom electric guitar with VOS Nitro-finish, Alnico Staple Pickup and Custom P-90 Soapbar Single Coil

  • From the Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection
  • Made in the USA, serial number 42490
  • Authentic replica of a 54 Les Paul Custom with staple pickup
  • Black nitrocellulose finish with Bindings on body, fretboard and headstock
  • VOS Finish with Vintage patina
  • Set-neck construction with 24.75" scale length (628 mm) and Hide-Glue for the wood joints
  • One-piece mahogany body with arched top
  • Glued mahogany neck with long neck heel (Long Neck Tenon)
  • 22 fret ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl block Inlays
  • "Medium chunky neck profile
  • One Gibson Custom Alnico Staple pickup in neck position
  • One Gibson Custom P-90 Soapbar single coil pickup in bridge position
  • Hand-wired circuit with 3-way pickup switch and dedicated volume and tone pots for each pickup
  • Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Gibson aluminum Stopbar tailpiece
  • Kluson Waffleback Reissue tuners
  • Includes Gibson Lifton Reissue Case and certificate

Authentic Reissue of the "Fretless Wonder" from 1954

With the Gibson 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony, the Gibson Custom Shop as part of the Historic Collection presents a faithful replica of the first Les Paul Custom model, which not only went down in history as the "Tuxedo Guitar" and "Fretless Wonder", but was also the first electric guitar to be equipped with the Tune-O-Matic bridge invented by Ted McCarty. While the historically accurate construction with one-piece mahogany body, strong "medium chunky" mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard with especially flat frets promises first-class playing characteristics, an Alnico Staple pickup and a Custom P-90 Soapbar single coil provide authentic vintage sounds between jazz, Blues and rock. naturally completes the Gibson Custom Shop 1954 Les Paul Custom Staple Pickup Reissue with the historically accurate attachments in elegant gold finish.

GIBSON 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #42490
The Gibson 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony offers that authentic vintage feel thanks to historically accurate specifications and manufacturing methods.
GIBSON 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #42490 Back
The comfortable "medium chunky" mahogany neck of the 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue is glued with long neck base and hide-glue.

Historically correct construction

For an exact reproduction of the sound and playing characteristics of a vintage original, the Gibson Custom Shop relies on historically correct dimensions and manufacturing methods when building the 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue. While the one-piece mahogany body has no weight relief due to the careful selection of wood, the mahogany neck glued with long neck heel feels full and comfortable in the hand thanks to the strong "medium chunky" profile. In addition to large block Inlays of mother-of-pearl, the ebony fingerboard carries 22 particularly flat dressed frets, which promise a low string action and buttery smooth playing characteristics. In addition, glass-hard Hide-Glue and the razor-thin Nitro lacquer finish guarantee an unhindered resonance joy of the entire guitar.

GIBSON 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #42490 Body
A staple pickup with height-adjustable Alnico pole pieces and a classic P-90 single coil promise a rich sound spectrum.

P-90 and Staple Pickup

The pickup configuration of the 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue naturally follows the historical specifications and relies on a classic Custom Soapbar P-90 single coil at the bridge and the coveted Alnico Staple pickup in the neck position. With its classic sound, wide midrange and lively dynamics, the powerful bridge pickup provides the perfect foundation for wiry cleans and assertive overdrive. The neck pickup, on the other hand, boasts a powerful yet finely articulated sound with amazingly brilliant highs, thanks to the individually height-adjustable Alnico V-pole pickups. A traditional, hand-wired electrics with 3-way pickup switch and dedicated volume and tone controls for each pickup also grants full control over the sound of the electric guitar.

GIBSON 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony #42490 Headstock
Kluson waffleback tuners with distinctively designed housings guarantee high tuning stability.

Authentic hardware equipment in gold

Last but not least, the Gibson Custom Shop 1954 Les Paul Custom Reissue VOS Ebony with historically accurate appointments, whose gold finish accentuates the elegant "Tuxedo Look." A classic aluminum stopbar tailpiece guides the strings over the ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, which was first used on the Les Paul Custom and guarantees exact intonation and comfortable string action thanks to its adjustment options. Kluson Waffleback Reissue tuners on the typical "open book" headstock keep the electric guitar securely in tune.

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: Les Paul
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: No
  • Binding: Multi-Ply
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Profile: Medium Chunky
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Inlays: Block
  • Nut type: Nylon
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Pickup: Custom
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Alnico Staple Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: No
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom P90 Soapbar
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Electronic: Handwired
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
  • Tuners: Reissue Waffle Back
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Gold
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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