The Gibson Les Paul Custom Red Scorpion builds on the popularity of “Widow” and “Centipede” models Gibson Custom has released while taking the concept to the next level entirely. For the first time, transparent stain in bold alternating stripes has been applied to the figured maple tops, paired perfectly with pearl, split-block inlays multi-ply binding. The powerful 490R/498T humbuckers retain the voice that makes the Les Paul Custom a studio and stage legend while the medium C-shape neck plays effortlessly. The result is a Les Paul Custom that is unique and edgy in both sound and look! Limited to just 25 of each color worldwide.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com