Super rare and collectable 2010 Eric Clapton "Beano" Les Paul! This is a recreation of the guitar famously used by Eric on the album affectionately know as "Beano" with John Mayall & The Blues Breakers. This is the VOS version and is in excellent condition having been tucked away in a collection. As a '60 it has a slimmer neck and was the first model to use the current Custombucker pickups. They were actually designed for this model and were so well received that a couple of years later, Gibson used them in most of the high end Les Pauls. It's a resonant LP that plays beautifully and has a nice woody balanced vintage tone. One of the most collectable and sought after of the signature Les Pauls. All the case candy is there including certificate, strap and CD. These rarely come up for sale..
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The Gibson Custom Shop uses a body of solid, non-weight relieved mahogany, which blends depth and richness with the snap and clarity of the maple top. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck, which, in combination with the traditional long-tenon neck joint, enhances sustain and resonance as well as feeling great in the hand. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye beneath its nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.