There's no need to beat around the bush: If you don't have a strong back, this "Black Beauty" might not be for you. It weighs a full 4.55 kg. However, the higher weight is combined with a huge advantage: Tone! We have rarely experienced Les Paul Customs that are blessed with more sustain and substance than this True Historic from 2018, which is already noticeable when you strum the first chord without an amp. How evenly and long all notes decay here, conjures a grin directly on your face. If you turn on the amp, the playing fun is maximized, because of course the Alnico III Custombuckers deliver a Les Paul tone par excellence. Clean already nice juicy and round, the party really gets started when distorted. Once you start banging rock riffs and flitting across the fretboard with fast licks, you can hardly stop. Absolutely addictive! The neck also contributes to this, which is not the slimmest according to 57s, but is so well shaped that you can stay permanently on the left track while playing here. We would say: For this guitar, it is worthwhile to put in a few extra back workouts in the gym. We can offer you this Black Beauty in pristine condition.
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