Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul "Studio Custom" Roland Ready Synthesizer Controller
Features and Specifications:
- Body: Maple and Mahogany
- Finish: Lacquer
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Ebony or Rosewood
- Frets: 22
- Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
- Nut: Plastic
- Tuning machines: Grover or Schaller
- Pickups: Tim Shaw Humbuckers
- Scale:24 3/4"
- Truss Rod: Single, Adjustable
- Neck Width: 1 11/16"
- Body Width: 12 21/32"
- Body Length: 17 3/8"
- Body Depth: 1 15/16"
- Overall Length: 39 1/4"
- Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz
- Retail Price: $1,299.00
Introduction to the Custom Shop Les Paul "Studio Custom":
Beyond the standard Roland offerings in the G-X0X series, there are vintage 24-pin Roland-Ready guitars for just about every niche: the Hard Rock Hamer A7, the traditional player's Zion Strat, or the cutting edge Steinberger GL-2T/GR.
But the classic, eternal, "Cadillac" of the series has got to be the Limited Edition 1985 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul "Studio Custom" with the Roland LPK-1 Electronics. Every guitar was the product of Gibson's acclaimed Custom Shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo made Gibson Les Pauls have been called the 'Holy Grail' of electric guitars. These vintage guitars combine all the craft and musicality with the feature-rich Roland LPK-1 electronics package, the same electronics found in the G-303 or G-808 guitars.
Every one of these guitars is a stunner, combining the timeless grace of the single cut Les Paul with vintage analog electronics ready for a Roland GR-100, GR-300, GR-700 or GM-70. If you love Les Pauls, you will love these guitars. A decade ago you could find one on ebay for $600, lately they are trading in the $2500 price range, which is to be expected for a mint, custom-shop Les Paul.
Thanks to Eric Fischer for kindly providing the photos of his red Les Paul, which really inspired putting the page together.
Photos - Custom Shop Les Paul "Studio Custom" Ferrari Red:
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Photos - Custom Shop Les Paul "Studio Custom" Black: