Gibson Custom Shop Wildwood Spec 1957 Les Paul Custom – Gloss
Classic Looks. Timeless Tone
Les Paul Customs are the sort of guitars that strike fear into the hearts of men. They're refined beasts, sure, but beneath that sophisticated veneer they're all rock and roll muscle. Needless to say, we're all huge Custom fans here at Wildwood, so we jumped at the chance to add one to the Wildwood Spec family! After many nerdy phone conversations about things like getting the color of the binding juuuuuuust right and countless hours of toil from the wizards at the Gibson Custom Shop, our latest entry in the Wildwood Spec series is finished!
The Wildwood Spec 1957 Les Paul Custom features a solid mahogany body for extra tonal heft and exceptional resonance. The ebony fingerboard is also attached with hot hide glue for improved energy transfer, so these guitars are quite loud and resonant when unplugged! Our Wildwood Spec Custom 'Buckers only improve this excellent natural tone by delivering sweet, vintage-perfect tone. After paying so much attention to replicating the sound of the originals, we had to make sure they looked right, too! So, we equipped them with waffle-back tuners, gold hardware, and vintage-accurate plastics to complete the package. We are so proud of these Wildwood Spec 1957 Les Paul Customs, and we know you will find them just as inspiring as we do!
Phenomenal Fast FeelThe feel of these guitars is delightful, too, thanks to the slim V2 neck profile. Though the original Customs of the fifties had a chunky neck, we though it would be neat to outfit a couple of our Wildwood Spec '56s with skinnier '60s-inspired neck profiles. Its a joy to play on! It's skinny enough to make for easy chording down low on the neck, but substantial enough to give you plenty of leverage to bend as you move toward the twelfth fret.
|Brand||Gibson Custom Shop|
|Model||Wildwood Spec 1957 Les Paul Custom|
|Body Wood||Solid Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany|
|Neck Wood||1-Piece Mahogany Neck|
|Neck Shape||Slim 1960s-Inspired V2 Neck Profile|
|Neck Dimensions||.820 1st - .940 12th|
|Fingerboard||Ebony attached with Hot Hide Glue|
|Width at Nut||1-11/16"|
|Binding||Multi-Ply Cream on Top, Back and Hand-Filed Rolled Fingerboard Binding|
|Pickups||2 Custom 'Buckers wound to Wildwood Spec|
|Controls||2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch|
|Tailpiece||Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar|
|Tuners||Reissue Gold Waffle Back|
|Unique Features||Vintage-Accurate Plastic Parts|
|Case||Gibson Custom Hardshell|
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