Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Best looking Les Paul.


LarryUK

Recommended Posts

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OUTRAGOUS-Gibson-Custom-Shop-Handbuilt-Les-Paul-Killer-Flame-2004-CS-41528-/181194753274?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item2a300c84fa

This is beautiful. It has a few flaws though. Is it buckle rash on the back or a flaw in the finish and the nut seems to be messy where it meets the moulding?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It don't say "Made In USA" on the back of the headstock. It is prity but I like a Les Paul with a pick-guard, just looks naked with out one.

Not a single Gibson Custom Shop guitar I ever saw said "Made in USA", including the both of mine. Moreover, I never would mount a pickguard on any Les Paul. Two of my Gibson LP Stds came with separately delivered pickguards which are on the shelf now, and I think about removing that of my Traditional 2013.

 

The top of the linked LP blows every top which ever caught my eye, including that of my own Custom Shop Standard Figured in Translucent Orange. In this respect [thumbup] for the topic title.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is a good looking top and finish - not my style but nice looking all the same.

 

I'll be the first to admit I don't know the complete history of custom shop models so all I can do is look at mine and note some differences. For example, those grover tuners - I would research and see if this was normal practice for this model and year. Also, have you checked the serial number? Mine does not begin with CS (custom shop) but mine is newer so perhaps at one time they did? idk?

 

My custom shop does not have "Made in the USA" stamped on the back of the headstock either. However, my '78 Norlin era Les Paul does. And I too prefer pick guards on a LP - flames or not... call me a luddite but that's what I prefer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...