The Les Paul Custom has always been a supremely elegant instrument – a “black tie” guitar for the formal crowd, as Les originally conceived it – many have come off the line over the years considerably heavier than the typical Les Paul Standard. The Les Paul Custom Lite, new from Gibson USA, redresses that disparity: made with a considerably thinner body and traditional weight relief, it lightens the load for a superbly playable Custom that still packs all the elegant looks and dual-humbucker tone that has made this Les Paul legendary.
The Les Paul Custom Lite has two of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups from the Modern Classics series offer all the tone that made the Les Paul legendary in the first place, plus added single-coil sounds thanks to the coil-splitting mini-toggle switch added in place of the second tone control.
Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite features:
- Genuine Mahogany body with carved maple top
- Mahogany neck with rounded ’50s profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic split-diamond inlays
- Powerful 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Gold plated Grover keystone tuners with 16:1 ratio
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