A lefty Les Paul Custom from Manny’s in NYC was my first good electric guitar — way too long ago to mention — and I have always had a soft spot for Customs, and the Black Beauty in particular. The deep gloss black finish with the 7-ply binding just waiting to age into perfection, block mother of pearl inlays and gold hardware makes for an elegant instrument. Modern Customs are built by the Custom Shop and feature 490R pickups in the neck (Alnico II magnet) and 498T at the bridge (Alnico V magnet). Short 24 3/4 scale, rounded traditional neck profile, a body thicker than a regular Les Paul and split diamond headstock inlay on the headstock. With hardshell Lifton-style case, hangtags and certificate of authenticity. Weighs in at exactly 9 pounds 6 ounces of historic Gibson tone — that’s on the light side for a Custom.
Condition: Mint and unplayed; Body: Mahogany; Color: Black gloss; Pickups: 490R, 498T; Scale: 24.75; Weight: 9 pounds, 6 ounces; Price: