Gibson has announced the Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom signature model for the longtime LP-playing Def Leppard and Dio guitarist.
Viv’s LP packs a “fast-playing” 1970s neck profile on a five-piece maple/walnut neck with Dunlop 6100 jumbo fretwire, while the body is lightweight solid mahogany with a two-piece figured maple top.
Pickups are pure high-output, with a DiMarzio Super 3 in the neck, and a Super Distortion in the bridge.
Elsewhere, the model packs satin chrome hardware, Les Paul Custom ‘tuxedo’ appointments and a rubbed-patina black-and-grey colour scheme inspired by the coastal rock formations of Vivian's hometown in Northern Ireland, dubbed Antrim Basalt Burst.
Vivian Campbell’s Les Paul Custom is available now for $5,999 - head over to Gibson (opens in new tab) for more info.
The guitar follows a host of other recent creations from Gibson Custom, including the Chinese New Year Les Paul, Custom Boogie Van Les Paul and Modern Flying V.