Gibson Custom Les Paul Ultima
Released June, 2002
The Pros:Beautiful, intricate design with top-end hardware.
The Cons:May be a bit too flashy for gigging, and too expensive to transport often.
The Gibson Custom Les Paul Ultima is a guitar that features high quality craftsmanship and tone. GIbson calls this guitar the "Ultimate" Les Paul. It comes in either a quilted or flame-Maple top, along with your choice of three very detailed inlays, which include the Tree of Life, Flame, or Harp.
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The headstock also has a "Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop" inlay design. The guitar features a maple top, mahogany back, one piece mahogany neck, and a 22" ebony fretboard. The nitrocellulose finish requires extensive man hours due to several coats of paint that need to be applied and given time to dry. The Ultima has gold hardware, '57 PAF Classic Plus pickups, an LP stop tailpiece, and is chambered for better sustain and a lighter weight. The nitrocellulose coat is better than polyurethane is it dries thinner and allows more vibration, giving a better tone. All of the VOS (Vintage Original Spec.) series guitars go through a long wet-sanding, rubbing and staining process that is meant to add to the high-quality of the body, tone, and overall vintage look of the guitar.
- Quilted Maple or Flame Top
- '57 Size 22" Ebony Fretboard
- Fretboard and Headstock Mother of Pearl/Abalone Inlay
- Nitrocellulose Finish
- "Tone-Chambers" for Added Resonance and Sustain
- LP Stop Tailpiece
- '57 PAF Classic Plus Pickups
- Gold Grover Imperial Tuners and Gold Hardware
- Original Gibson Bone Nut
- White and Abalone Binding on Body
- Choice of Tree of Life, Harp, or Flame Fretboard Inlay
- Maple Top and Mahogany Back
- One Piece Mahogany Neck
- Heritage Cherry Sunburst
User Reviews (1)
Beautiful, intricate design with top-end hardware
May be a bit too flashy for gigging, and too expensive to transport often
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