Gibson / Les Paul Custom Ebony Factory Kahler / 1988 / Guitar

Gibson's Les Paul Custom is, next to the Goldtop, the Les Paul in its purest form and as her creator loved to see her, namely with the 'Black Beauty' look strongly reminiscent of a tux; classy black with beautiful accents.  Since 1950, however, a lot has happened with the original design, including changing the pickups, introducing the maple top, the pancake body and the three-piece maple neck. Partly because of this the Custom became the first choice of many hard rock and metal guitarists, like Randy Rhoads, James Hetfield & Vivian Campbell. The only thing most Les Pauls didn't have at that time was a well-working, stable locking tremolo, for the 'dive bombs' these players would use extensively. This Les Paul Custom is a very rare exception to that rule with a Kahler tremolo (with locking nut) installed at the factory. The body is made of mahogany, with a maple top and is paired with a mahogany neck giving it a warmer sound. She is completely original, except for the very neat refret. The pat. no. humbuckers give a full sound with enough sparkle for beautiful clean chording, but can take on any type of distortion as well. She is in very good condition with traces of use like dings, blemishes and 'buckle rash' on the back. She even comes with her original chainsaw case, which is still in very good condition. Specifications: Body Shape: Les Paul Custom Finish: Ebony Body Material: Mahogany Top Material: Carved Maple Handedness: Right Body Details: Cream binding, multiply trim Neck Material: 1-piece mahogany  Neck Profile: Fat C Fingerboard Material: Ebony  Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Pearloid Block inlay, multi ply binding, Nutwidth: 43.5 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24 3/4" Bridge: Original Kahler tremolo w/ locking nut Tailpiece: None Pickups: Original Pat. Nr pickups Tuners: Grover Rotomatic w/ Tulip Buttons Controls: Individual volume and tone per pickup, 3-way switch. Weight: 4.77kg Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: Traces of use including dings, scuff marks and buckle rash on the back. Modifications/ Repairs: All original Tech Notes: N/A Travels in: Original Chainsaw hardcase Accessories: None
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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