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Title: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: thor on September 11, 2017, 01:38:35 PM


Thought I'd share. Even though I'm primarily a bass player, I've always had a hankering for a real Gibson Les Paul Custom. Black Beauty to be specific. And if I truly could design my own, it would have the Super 400 (Supreme Inlays). As a happy coincidence - Buzzo bought one in 1991 (as it was a limited custom shop run back then) and there were 249 other ones made I think. He used it heavily before switching to the aluminum guitars he plays currently. So, after years of searching, I finally have found and bought one just like Buzz's!!! I'm Blessened.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/bill1895/IMG_20170911_1201230_zpsurjvrnwz.jpg)



Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: DC on September 11, 2017, 02:08:18 PM
Well. Fuck me.
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: glen on September 11, 2017, 02:27:28 PM
the machine that made the magic.


not DC... the LP. 
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: Dumpster D on September 11, 2017, 08:27:08 PM
You greasy bastard!!! I did not need to see that!!! Augh!!! The sheer torment is unbearable right now!!!

What year is that, holy shit it looks nice and mint...You gonna baby that thing or what?

how much and where did you get it.........you bastard!!!  8)
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: thor on September 11, 2017, 09:51:03 PM
The guitar is from 1991, it and Buzz's are both a part of a limited Custom Shop run of 250 guitars. This one has some nicks and dings on it that are on the back, but overall it's in great condition for a 26 year old guitar.

I would wager it's in better condition than Buzz's guitar, as I've seen one interview where he complains that the airlines have broken the neck on a few of his LPCs while touring. (And had it repaired multiple times)

I got it online at a popular auction website, I wont say how much I paid for it, but Gibson Les Paul Customs are $$$ in the guitar world.
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: (the) flutter nuts on September 12, 2017, 03:04:34 AM
Nice, very nice.
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: sadcorps on September 12, 2017, 09:54:09 AM
That is a badass axe. Dings and dents only make them sweeter in my opinion. Congrats on the score!
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: thor on September 13, 2017, 01:50:49 PM
oh and...last summer I picked up a Hillbish design clone of the classic SUNN PB-10 preamp that Buzz uses....and now Buzz bought one from Hillbish too. I racked it with a Crown poweramp like Buzz - all I need now is some cabs like he has...haha.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/bill1895/hillbish_zpsm4dftjol.jpg)
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: Dumpster D on September 14, 2017, 12:44:39 AM
Great...now all you need are a couple hits of acid and a Mu-mu.  :lol:
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: thor on September 15, 2017, 03:16:15 PM
haha, never the mumu.
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: (the) Razor on September 15, 2017, 06:03:21 PM
This is so cool, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Buzz's Les Paul Custom
Post by: Dumpster D on September 17, 2017, 08:24:32 AM
What a shitbox.  :^o