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The Gibson 1960 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is a custom guitar based on the 1960 model.

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supplied case fits the guitar snugly, no shifting while in transport

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sustain swells and lasts a long time

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has a heavy, reassuring feel - substantial, feels durable and high quality

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comes with Gibson 10's, no buzzing, nice fast action

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coil splitting adds a lot of tonal variety

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provides a warm, crunchy tone perfect for blues/classic rock

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can get excessively heavy when standing on stage for a few hours

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The Gibson 1960 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is a custom guitar based on the 1960 model. A solid mahogany body is used to blend depth, warmth, and resonance with improved clarity and sustain. The body design has a gently arched carved top and rounded lower bout, and is finished in a glossy ebony. The solid mahogany neck is connected to the headstock at a 17 degree angle, allowing for a more secure attachment to the nut for each string and a much tighter tension. The tuners are gold-plated kidney button Grover Rotomatics, selected for authenticity. The ebony fingerboard is hard-wearing, and tonally the material is used for clarity and definition. Block inlays of mother-of-pearl are positioned between the 22 frets. BurstBucker humbucking pickups at the neck and bridge have individual volume and tone controls, and are left unpolished to allow for some edge in the sound.

  • Solid mahogany body
  • Gloss ebony finish
  • 17 deg headstock angle
  • Solid mahogany neck
  • 22 frets
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Mother-of-pearl block inlays
  • Gold-plated kidney button Grover Rotomatic tuners
  • Tune-o-matic (ABR-1 no wire) bridge
  • BurstBucker humbucking pickups at neck and bridge
  • Independent volume and tone controls for each pickup
  • 3-way toggle switch
  • Black Gibson hardshell case included
  • 50th Anniversary Certificate of Authenticity
  • Vintage strings
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