Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul guitars in unique tie-die finishes

While Fender have over the years produced a number of "love 'em or hate 'em" finishes (Paisley, Blue Flower, Antigua, Splatter, Bowling Ball, etc), Gibson by comparison have been known more for their sober "tasteful" guitar finishes.

However with these Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Tie-Die limited editions from 1996, we witness a slice of Gibson history in which they delved into the Fender-dominated territory of questionable taste. Apparently only 103 such Les Pauls were created, each one being a unique design individually hand-signed and numbered by the luthier George St. Pierre. Above we see numbers 42, 47, 66 and 84 respectively.

Each of the above four is currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $2,000. Note, guitars are currently located in Italy.

G L Wilson

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  1. the first one looks like a veneral disease,and I don't like purple either. So that leaves the 2 green ones , which I love. Just as well they cost 2000 dollars, relieves me of having to decide between the two.

  2. You know, you could sand off those hideous paintjobs, refinish them in Goldtop, and have yourself some nice guitars!

  3. Reminds me of a doctor's waiting room. :)



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