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$7,999.00

Gibson Custom Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom Aged and Signed #11

  • One-piece mahogany body

  • Ebony Fingerboard

  • Aged Gold-Plated Hardware

  • P-90 in Bridge Position With Seymour Duncan SM1N Humbucker In The Neck Position

  • Limited To 150

  • Custom Shop Hardshell Case

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Product Description

Robby Krieger’s 1954 Les Paul Custom became a constant writing companion, workhorse, performing partner, muse, and musical soul mate all rolled into one right from the time he acquired it used in 1968. Nicknamed “L.A. Woman” after its use on that classic track by The Doors, it contributed to many unforgettable hits, and remains in Robby’s possession to this day, a tried and true companion to a career that has continually evolved and inspired over decades. Now, through a close collaboration between Robby and Gibson Custom, a very limited number of hand-crafted replicas of the Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom will be made available to discerning collectors and players. Full and unrestricted access to the original guitar has yielded Gibson Custom’s luthiers the means of precisely recreating the feel, look and tone of this legendary instrument. And to take it all over the top the first 50 guitars—hand aged by Gibson—will also be played, approved and signed by Robby himself. A further 100 hand-aged guitars will be produced, with the final 150 of the run treated to Gibson Custom’s proprietary VOS process.

 

Every Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom is recreated based on hands-on examination, digital scanning, intimate photography, measurement, and study of Robby Krieger’s 1954 Les Paul Custom to insure a playing experience that’s as close to the original as humanly possible. Notable details include the closely matched dish carve and neck profile carve, the accurate ebony fingerboard with aged pearl block markers, accurate vintage multi-ply binding, after-market Seymour Duncan neck pickup, and painstaking hand ageing (150 examples) to match every ding, scuff and check line found in Robby’s guitar. In short, the Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom puts a guitar that would normally be untouchable into the hands of a limited number of discerning players. Reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson Custom dealer.

 

BODY

ONE-PIECE GENUINE MAHOGANY CARVED-TOP BODY WITH VINTAGE MULTI-PLY CUSTOM BINDING.

 

PICKUPS

CLASSIC FAT GIBSON SINGLE-COIL P-90 IN THE BRIDGE POSITION, WITH SEYMOUR DUNCAN SM1N MINI-HUMBUCKER IN THE NECK.

 

HAND AGED

METICULOUS HAND-AGING INSPIRED BY EVERY NICK, SCUFF AND DENT OF THE ORIGINAL EARNED THROUGH A LONG PLAYING CAREER.

 

RECREATED NECK PROFILE

SOLID MAHOGANY NECK WITH BOUND EBONY FINGERBOARD, CARVED TO PRECISE “L.A. WOMAN” PROFILE.

 

FINISH

ORIGINAL “LAMP BLACK” NITRO FINISH, AS CONCEIVED BY LES PAUL FOR THE “BLACK BEAUTY”.

 

HISTORIC HARDWARE

GOLD-PLATED TUNE-O-MATIC BRIDGE, STOPBAR, AND WAFFLE-BACK TUNERS, ALL HAND-AGED (OR VOS).

Body

Top Mahogany
Back Lightweight Mahogany
Binding Top – Multi ply White/Black/White/Black/White/Black/White

Back – Multi ply White/Black/White/Black/White

Adhesive Franklin Titebond

 

Neck

Species Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline
Truss Rod Reissue Truss Rod
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

 

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Franklin Titebond
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005″

 

Fingerboard

Species Ebony
Radius 12″
Binding .062 White
Inlays Pearl Block
Nut/E.O.B 1.725 / 2.100
Adhesive Franklin Titebond

 

Nut

Material Nylon
Width 1.725
Slots Gibson PLEK System

 

Headstock

Inlay Les Paul Custom Holly
Truss Rod Cover Vintage “Les Paul Custom”
Angle 17 Degrees

 

Tuners

Model Gold Plated Waffle Back
Tuning Ratio 12:01
Plating Gold

 

Bridge

Type GOTOH Tune-O-Matic with Double Thumbwheels
Plating Gold

 

Tailpiece

Type Aluminum Stop Bar
Plating Gold

 

Hardware

Pickguard Black, Routed for Duncan Mini and P90 Pickups
Knobs Black Top Hats
Toggle Switch Washer Black
Pickup Mounting Rings Neck – Cream

Bridge – None

Strings .010 – .046

 

Pickups

Neck Position Seymour Duncan Mini SM1N
Bridge Position P-90

 

Electronics

Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls

2 Tone Controls

Capacitors Bumble Bee
Toggle Switch Three-Way
Output Jack Traditional ¼”

 

Finish

Lamp Black

Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Case

Type Custom Shop with Robby Krieger Silk-Screened Signature
External Brown Pleather
Internal Red Fur

Additional Materials

Certificate of Authenticity VOS – Certificate of Authenticity

Aged – Engraved Metal COA in Leather Tri-Fold Binder