The Last Les Paul Custom Out of Kalamazoo

Here is the last Les Paul Custom to ever be made at the original Kalamazoo, Michigan factory. It has many special features that most customs did not have at this point in time.

This custom features 3 Tim Shaw PAFs (stylized after a 1957 Style Custom, but with 1960 styled knobs) an ABR-1 Bridge (very rare at this point in Gibson history) and has a proper dish carve (something they didn’t do in the Norlin era. Other cool 80s features include the Flip-Out Winding “Crank” tuners made by Schaller and the diamond-shaped posi-lock strap buttons. It has a “Custom Shop Original” decal on the back of the headstock signifying it was a One-Off and it even features a special serial number stating it’s completion date (normal serial number is stamped in the bridge pickup cavity.) This is one special guitar that they really went all out for.


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