Gibson 1958 electric guitars and amplifiers catalogue, page 15. Details of the Les Paul Custom; the top of the ~Gibson Les Paul range. The fretless wonder, as it was also known, was available from 1955, but only had the three humbucker configuration from 1957.
Here is the ultimate in a solid body Gibson Electric Spanish Guitar-players rave about its extremely low, smooth frets and easy playing action, call it the "Fretless Wonder" Now with three humbucking, adjustable pick-ups, this new and improved "Les Paul Custom" guitar has increased power, greater sustaining and a clear, resonant, sparkling tone, with the widest range of tonal colorings. Finished in solid ebony color for rich contrast with the gold plated metal fittings
Further models in the Les Paul range appear on pages 13, 16 and 17.
1958 zone 1 US price: Gibson Les Paul Custom $375
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