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Gibson Custom unveils colourful Les Paul Special guitars with matching headstocks

Following on from the ultra-bling Ultima ES-335 and Les Paul - not to mention the Modern Double Cut and a raft of black ’n’ gold limited-editions - Gibson Custom has unveiled colourful new Les Paul Special models, with matching headstocks.

A Les Paul with a matching headstock is a very rare thing indeed (the last matching-’stock model we can remember being the Billy Morrison LP), but rarer still when it’s in five classic Firebird finishes: Inverness Green, Cardinal Red, Frost Blue, Kerry Green and Pelham Blue.

Elsewhere, the model is packing Custom P-90s Soapbar pickups, mounted to a nitrocellulose-finished solid mahogany body - no maple tops here.

The snagging point is the price, which stands at a considerable $3,499. We’d love to see these trickle down to the standard Gibson line at some point. Until now, you can gaze in wonder over at Gibson.com.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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