Counting Dio, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and Def Leppard on his extensive rock resume, Vivian Campbell is a British guitar legend. His main weapon of choice for over 30 years has been the Gibson Les Paul, from the early days in Dio and that famous Holy Diver riff, through to his work today with Def Leppard, the Les Paul has delivered his signature tone.
The Gibson Custom Shop have now released the Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom. With an ultra-light Mahogany body, this Les Paul benefits from a highly Figured Maple top for the ultimate tonewood partnership. Rich and super resonant it offers premium tone and timeless aesthetics, while the Antrim Basalt Burst finish looks a million dollars. Inspired by the coastal rock formations of Vivians hometown in Northern Ireland, its a bold look for a killer guitar.
The 5 piece Maple/Walnut long tenon neck is topped with a crisp Richlite fingerboard with classic Gibson Block inlays, this guitar looks every bit the real deal. With a 24.75 scale length and a slim to medium 1970s C shape, it retains that classic Les Paul feel but with a slightly more speed and precision focused vibe.
The Tonepros Satin bridge and tailpiece and Grover Kidney tuners offer great tuning stability and intonation. Loaded with a pair of Di Marzio humbuckers, this guitar can handle anything you throw at it. With a Super 3 at the neck and a Super Distortion at the bridge, this kicks out mega tone at any volume. With Orange drop capacitors and a hand wired harness, this guitar is built to survive the rigours of the road without compromising on tone.
Only 50 of these stunners have been put into production and they come signed by the man himself. Perfect for collectors and players alike, this Gibson Custom Les Paul is testament to the timeless design crafted by Les Paul all those years ago.