Gibson Les Paul Custom EB GH

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • Arched top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros classiforia)
  • Neck profile: Custom 'C'
  • Long neck tenon
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl block
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • 5-Ply binding
  • Headstock inlay: Spit diamond
  • Pickups: Gibson 490R (neck) and 498T (bridge) humbuckers
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tail
  • Hardware; Gold-plated
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes a case
  • Made in the USA
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

Further Information

Colour Black
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 5 % additionally!
Gibson Les Paul Custom EB GH + Minotaur Classic Padded Camel Guit/Bass +
4 more
Configure bundle now
starting from £3,099
Gibson Les Paul Custom EB GH + Harley Benton Valuestrings EL 10-46 3x +
3 more
Configure bundle now
starting from £3,049
81 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.8 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
A superior Les Paul!
Praeg, 08.04.2018
I bought this guitar mainly for recording purposes and for using it in music videos. First of all it's a beautiful instrument but you don't pay almost 4 grand for a piece of furniture. It excels in the sounds you get out of this masterpiece!

I know that many are sceptic about the richlite fretboards and people argue that this is not acceptable on Gibsons when you get ebony fretboards on Epiphone guitars for roughly 900¤.

At first I was also sceptic about richlite and thought it sounded a bit more harsh than the ebony fretboard but now after 3 months of playing it has begun to soften up a bit and get a more "ebony-esque" character. Compared to a 57 Black Beauty this Les Paul Custom has a more sharper sound thanks to the maple cap but in other aspects it's quite similar to the 57.

The only things I were not too happy with was some small scratches on the top of the guitar and a small ding in the binding on the headstock. But I am more concerned with the sound than the esthetics so I chose to keep the guitar because it delivers very clear chords and nice tight low end. The pickups are a bit "microphonic" as old Gibson pickups were back in the days and they are a bit too hot for high-gain sounds where they sometimes tend to pick up unwanted sounds. Having that said they work perfectly for rock, blues and jazz. If you plan on playing metal with this one I'd recommend changing the pickups.

This is an instrument meant for professional use and it's a guitar you buy once in your lifetime. If you are looking for a superior Les Paul this is it. I own one Gibson Les Paul Traditional from 2009 and it is also a great instrument but there are remarkable differencies in how much more precise a Les Paul Custom is compared to standard USA Les Pauls. If a normal Les Paul is a knife then the Custom is a scalpel.

It is worth the extra cash you put on from a normal Les Paul model in how it plays and how it sounds but the price is a bit steep for a hobby musician.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Amazing sound and playability, but disappointing finish.
10.01.2015
The finishing job on this guitar is far from satisfactory. There are issues with it all over the place. Just to name a few: on the neck binding, all around where neck meets body, and black is missing altogether where the neck pickup and fretboard meet (which up close is quite ugly). At this price level, I would expect much better from Gibson. I used to own a 2001 Les Paul Studio which had no such issues at all, so for a Custom to have them caught me completely by surprise.

Having said all that, I simply couldn't bring myself to return it. The setup was damn perfect straight out of the case, and the guitar feels silky smooth and gorgeous to play. And the more I play it, the more the sound and sustain on this thing just blow my mind. In short, too good to return, and I didn't care to risk sacrificing the amazing sound and playability for a nicer finish. After all, you're supposed to play the thing, not look at it.

As always, customer support at Thomann was excellent, as was the pricing in comparison to other stores.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
The mother of all guitars
Ola Nordmann, 21.03.2019
I have always wanted a Les Paul, and when I learned that Gibson were bringing ebony fingerboards back on its Customs, my wallet became empty pretty quick. Thomann delivered as expected, fast and easy.

The sound of this guitar is absolutely brutal. It sustains for days and has that thick, chunky sound you associate with a Les Paul.

Other reviews have pointed out Gibsons lack of quality control which made me sceptical before buying (especially when buying online). However, the guitar I received was flawless. The finish, binding, everything was top notch. I really believe Gibson has up their game lately.

There is a drawback. Compared to my other guitars, the Les Paul is definitely the one that is the hardest to keep in tune due to the way the D and G string angles over the nut. However, that's the case for all Gibsons with this type of headstock and you can't really blame this particular guitar.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the purchase. A dream come true really.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Ultra Top !
The Custom Lover, 22.03.2019
I already have a Les Paul Custom Goldtop RI 56 (P90) and now i ordered the black one (Humbuckers). This guitar is completely different, it has not the mellow tone of the Goldtop but for clean playing it is Top, when the volume is pushed it is really THE rock guitar, i love to play this guitar. Tx to Alena Meyer all my questions were answered and the guitar was delivered as promised. Tx Thomann.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Gibson Les Paul Custom EB GH
(81)
Gibson Les Paul Custom EB GH
to the product
£3,080

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Arched top: Maple, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros classiforia), Neck profile: Custom 'C', Long neck tenon, Inlays:...

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Alpine White
(15)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Alpine White

Electric Guitar Inspired by the Gibson Collection, Body: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Ebony, Fretboard inlays: Pearloid blocks, Body binding: 5-Ply, Neck profile: Slim taper, Scale: 629 mm...

Epiphone Jared James Nichols Gold Glory
(1)
Epiphone Jared James Nichols Gold Glory

Epiphone Jared James Nichols Gold Glory; Les Paul Custom Outfit, electric guitar, signature Model, mahogany body (swietenia macrophylla) with 7-layer binding, mahogany neck (swietenia macrophylla),...

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Ebony
(18)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Ebony

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, 5-Way body binding, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Ebony, Pearloid Block fretboard inlays, Neck profile: SlimTaper, Scale: 629 mm (24.75"), Nut width: 43 mm (1.693"), 22...

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Ebony ULA
Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Ebony ULA
to the product
£4,499

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Antique Ebony Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged, electric guitar, custom shop, solid mahogany back (swietenia macrophylla - origin India/Indonesia), carved maple top, 1-piece...

Gibson Les Paul Custom AW
(15)
Gibson Les Paul Custom AW
to the product
£3,085

Electric Guitar Les Paul Custom, Arched Maple top (Swietenia macrophylla), Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros classiforia), Pearl block inlays, Scale: 628 mm, 22...

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Reissue EB
Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Reissue EB
to the product
£3,966

Electric Guitar Custom Shop, Top: Arched maple, Body: Solid mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Neck: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) with long tenon, Neck profile: Medium chunky "C", 22 Frets,...

Gibson LP 57 Black Beauty 3PU Gloss
Gibson LP 57 Black Beauty 3PU Gloss
to the product
£4,999

Electric Guitar Custom Shop - Historic Collection, VOS - Vintage Original Specifications, Body: Hand-selected, one-piece solid mahogany (non-chambered), Neck: One-piece mahogany, Fretboard: Ebony,...

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Ebony HA
Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Ebony HA
to the product
£5,699

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Antique Ebony Murphy Lab Heavy Aged, electric guitar, custom shop, solid mahogany back (swietenia macrophylla - origin India/Indonesia), carved maple top, 1-piece mahogany...

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom AVW LA
Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom AVW LA
to the product
£5,444

Gibson Les Paul 68 Custom Antique Vintage White Murphy Lab Light Aged, electric guitar, custom shop, solid mahogany back (swietenia macrophylla - origin India/Indonesia), carved maple top, 1-piece...

Gibson Les Paul Custom Olive Drab CH
Gibson Les Paul Custom Olive Drab CH
to the product
£3,666

Electric Guitar Custom Shop, Body: Mahogany, Top: Maple, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Richlite, Neck profile: Custom "C", 22 Frets, Scale: 628 mm, 5-Ply binding, Headstock and block inlays:...

£3,080
Free shipping and excluding VAT
In stock within 1-2 weeks
In stock within 1-2 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
 
 
 
 
 
Test Report
Test Report
Test Report
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
Online Guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Online Guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
2
(2)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle

iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle (ESD); plug-in bundle; contains 11 essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements, RX Elements, BreakTweaker, Stutter Edit 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 as well as Exponential…

4
(4)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier DLX Amp/Cab Sim

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; all Analog 0 Watt Dual Channel Amp, with Cab Simulator, multistage Reverb, and versatile connectivity options; All, in an extremely small format; 2 Studio…

Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Affinity P Bass MN PJ OW

Fender Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Olympic White; Electric Bass, Affinity Series; Body: Poplar; Neck: Maple; Neck Mount: Bolt On; Neck Form: C; Fingerboard: Maple; Inlays: Black Dots; 20 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: synthetic Bone; Nut Width: 41,3 mm (1,63");…

Recently Viewed
XAOC Devices Moskwa II

XAOC Devices Moskawa II; Eurorack module; 8 Step Rotosequencer; 8 steps, each with CV control knob and on/off button; for each step programmable functions like slew (portamento), slew probability, gate/trigger probability; up to 8 gate/trigger pattern programmable for each step;…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1WE

Casio CT-S1WE Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Affinity Tele Lake Pl. Blue

Fender Squier Affinity Telecaster Lake Placid Blue; Telecaster Electric Guitar; Affinity Series; Body: Poplar; Neck: Maple; Fingerboard: Laurel; Neck Mount: Bolt-On; Neck Shape: C; Inlays: Pearloid Dots; 21 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: synthetic Bone; Nut Width: 42 mm (1,65"); Scale:…

Recently Viewed
Zhiyun WEEBILL-S Gimbal

Zhiyun WEEBILL-S Gimbal; Three-axis gimbal for DSLR and mirrorless system cameras; simple and safe handling thanks to new algorithms and stronger motors even for fast movements; compact dimensions make the gimbal the perfect companion for reportage and action shots; ergonomically…

Recently Viewed
Zhiyun Smooth Q3 Gimbal

Zhiyun Smooth Q3 Gimbal; professional 3-axis stabiliser for smartphones; integrated fill light with three brightness levels; gesture control and Smart Following for automated tracking of people in the field of view; panorama mode with "Magic Clone" function; ZY Cami app…

Recently Viewed
Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Black

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Black; Plug 'n Play USB microphone for recording and podcasting; USB condenser microphone; polar pattern: cardioid; perfect for vocal and music recordings as well as podcasts; frequency response: 40 Hz - 18 kHz; sample rate:…

Recently Viewed
Behringer MIC300 Tube Ultragain

Behringer MIC300 Tube Ultragain; 1-channel tube preamp for Mic and Instrument; hand-selected 12AX7 tube; built-in limiter; 20dB pad; phase reverse switch; +48V phantom power; gain and output volume controls; LED meter; connections: XLR Mic-Input, Instrument-Input 6.3 mm jack balanced, XLR…

Recently Viewed
XAOC Devices Ostankino II

XAOC Devices Ostankino II; Eurorack Modul; expander for Moskwa II sequencer (item 521036); expands Moskwa II with CV inputs for Random Play, Slew, Probability, Transpose, Range, Clock Rate, First Step, Last Step; oputput for the internal clock signal; individual gate…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1RD

Casio CT-S1RD Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.