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❌SOLD❌ Gibson CS Les Paul Custom Black, 2014


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Built at the now-closed Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, this gloss black CS Les Paul Custom dates to 2014 and has all the class and looks of the Custom.

The Gibson Les Paul Custom was introduced for the 1954 model year as a ‘dressed up’ version of Gibson’s then-new Les Paul model. The black finish with white multi-ply binding were meant to suggest a tuxedo. At first, it was equipped with a P-90 at the bridge and a ‘Stape Top’ Alnico V pickup at the neck. More important, though, was the wood choice. The other version, the Les Paul Gold Top, had a carved Maple cap on a Mahogany body slab. For the Custom, the carved top was Mahogany, and it was equipped with a Bigsby vibrato.

For the 1958 model year, Gibson’s new Humbucking pickups replaced the P-90s and Staple Top pickups on the new ‘Les Paul Standard’ and the revised Les Paul Custom. However, due to poor sales and the expiry of the licensing agreement with Les Paul, the body was changed dramatically for 1961 into what we now know as the SG. The single-cutaway versions re-appeared in 1968, due to the re-discovery of the original Les Pauls by British guitarists.

This particular Gibson CS Les Paul Custom was built during 2014. It’s in overall good condition with a few small dings and dents – just honest play wear.  Fret and fingerboard wear are very minor. 

The Gibson CS Les Paul Custom is built largely using the ‘Standard’ wood choices – a Maple cap on a Mahogany body, with Mahogany for the neck and Richlite for the bound fingerboard. The headstock logos and decoration, and the block position markers, are Mother of Pearl. The metal hardware is gold plated and the plating is also in good shape.  The tuners are gold Grover Roto-Matics.  

The original brown hard shell, Gibson branded case, with the Certificate of Authenticity,  is included.


Price: $3,450.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Custom CS
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Black
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: CS 401904 2014 Memphis
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 15/10/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.68lbs 4.4kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.693in 43mm
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