Let’s be honest, that thing could sound like a bolt-on neck Epi LP Special and I’d still play it! Just amazing looking. Like crazy, amazing, unbelievably gorgeous. That said, looks and tone=unicorn...and who doesn’t love unicorns?My new Gibson Les Paul Custom Yellow Widow Burst with the 490R/498T pickups. The Custom's have a bit more of a full tone with a little extra growl that you just don't get with a Standard/Traditional/Classic Les Paul. The pickups have a really nice range of tone that you can get as well as being able to get a lot more subtle changes with the volume control.
My 1976 Custom. I've been messing with the pickup height and other adjustments for years. I finally have what I like!I know sound is subject to the person. But I was just wondering what your favorite is. I have only played my Traditional Pro with the stock '57 neck and burst bridge and it's awesome.
The best sounding Les Paul I ever played was a 1972 Custom and a 1973 Recording. Great guitars! Unfortunately, I no longer have either one, but I do have a 2013 Axcess Standard with the Floyd Rose bridge, and the 496R and 498T pickups with coil taps and tuning locks. Really nice guitar, fantastic for playing anything and feels great., I also have a 2016 Traditional Standard, also a really nice guitar that also has the coil taps, the bypass to the bridge pickup, and you can play out of phase with it. I am interested in a new Custom, but I want to wait till Gibson takes care of their financial problems. They recently filed for bankruptcy protection, and from what I understand the quality of the newer instruments, there's something to be desired. If you're going to pay 4K or more for a guitar, it better be worth it.I know sound is subject to the person. But I was just wondering what your favorite is. I have only played my Traditional Pro with the stock '57 neck and burst bridge and it's awesome.