GIBSON USA Les Paul Custom " Heritage Cherry + Ebony " (1998)


The Les Paul Custom has long been the king of Lesters! I’ve always been a sucker for fancy inlays and binding and the Custom has these in spades! Nothing sounds like a Custom either thanks to a proven recipe of materials. The body is made of mahogany and the top is carved maple for big time sustain and bite. The 3 piece maple neck features a bound ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl block inlays. The headstock face features multiple binding and the trademark Gibson split diamond inlay and logo. Dual patent number humbuckers deliver big tone. A Tuneomatic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece offer unsurpassed performance. This example features Grover Rotomatic tuners for top notch looks and tuning stability. Finished in a gorgeous Cherry Sunburst lacquer, this example has a cool Ace Frehley vibe. This one also features factory Gold hardware. A really killer looking, sounding and performing 21 year old guitar!

This Les Paul has the feel and tone Customs are known for. The neck is straight and the frets are good. Nice feel. The original pickups and electronics sound and work great. No breaks or repairs. Weight wise, it’s average for a Custom from this period.  In other words,  heavy. It ain’t light, so if you’re looking for a light guitar, move on. Condition wise, this one looks nice for its age. Upon close inspection one will witness some minor playwear in the form of, pick, clearcoat, and belt scratches. No nasty dinks, or impressions which makes one think she had a carefull owner. Comes in original Gibson hardshell case.

The Les Paul Custom has long been a dream guitar for many players. Top notch looks, quality and tone. A new one will cost you £3399.00 at the superstores. Wouldn’t you rather have a vintage one for less?


  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 91078388

    Time of Manufacture: 1998

    Place of Manufacture:  Nashville, USA

    Neck Profile: 50's Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition:  No Fret Wear

    Weight: 9.5 Pounds

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 9's

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

    Colour: Heritage Cherry Burst

    Originality: 100% Original.

    Dings, Scratches, other:  It shows Minor play-wear, pick, clear-coat, and belt scratches. - Please refer to pictures below.