The Gibson Les Paul Custom Maple is a bold departure from the standard Les Paul Gibson look and we love it! Everything about this stunning guitar screams quality right down to the Pickups: 498T Bridge and 490R Neck with everything you'd expect from Gibsons fabled Custom Shop all present and correct. The Maple fretboard looks so good we wonder why Gibson haven't been making them this way for decades!
Here's what Gibson say about the Les Paul Custom Maple in Alpine White
Crafted for those that prefer the traditional tone and feel of the Us Paul Custom in a bolder aesthetic, the Limited Edition Us Paul Custom Maple is sure to please. Sonically and from a tactile standpoint maple and ebony perform in very similar fashion; both provide slightly brighter attack and a solidfeel that compliments "faster" play. This small batch run of maple board Us Paul Customs is a distinguished reverse on the traditional "tuxedo" look of the original Us Paul Custom. The Us Paul Custom's entire tone palette is left intact, with a 490R pickup installed in the rhythm position and a 498T in the treble position. Visually, the departure is bold with maple's light appearance slightly "washing out" the pearl block inlays and 1 layer (neck and back) and 5 layer (headstock, top and back) black and white binding appointments, an Inverse effect of the traditional Custom's ebony board, which serves to bring the same elements into bold relief. It's a matter of taste that has led to this feature becoming one of the more frequently chosen custom options when players commission a customized Us Paul. For the first time, Gibson Custom Shop is offering a limited number of maple board Us Paul Customs In our two most popular finishes; ebony and alpine white. Both are true to the original modem Us Paul Custom in every other way, from th#ir electronics to their aesthetic appointments, which include the iconic "split-diamond" inlay adorning the headstock.
- Top: 2 Piece Plain maple
- Body: 1 Piece Mahogany
- Neck: 1 Piece Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Inlay: Pearl Block
- Headstock: Fiber headstock veneer
- Pickups: 498T Bridge, 490R Neck