- Dec 20, 2020
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Sounds like you're looking for a '55 Custom reissue. Epiphone made one too I think.
Put away the "can'ts" and "don't know"s...I don't even know what model I should be looking for. From what I can tell I need a reissue or a VOS. Beyond that I am in the dark.
if I was in your place I would ( first learn to play a few songs ) then play as many guitars as possible and compare them to your idea of what you want in a Les Paul. that way you don't have buyers remorse.It's what my grandpa played back in the 50's so that's what I am basing the specs off of and trying to find.
Ya... so in the 50s he would have had a Les Paul Custom. Standards were generally gold tops or burst, bursts were later, and until the later 50s even the Customs had P90s.
Here's a '57 reissue, with humbuckers:
<p><em>Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.</em></p>With its elegant lines and Ebony/Pearl/Gold aesthetic, the 1957 Les Paul Custom is easily one of...www.gibson.com
If you have the budget, then sure... this would be an excellent guitar to learn on... far better than what most people learn on, and one that you can be proud of and pass down to your kids.