Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Adams, MA
Re: Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul '58 & '59...
^^ You know the Studios in the early to mid 90s were about as well made as the standards and classics, just without the binding. Around the same time they were also solid maple so they were extremely heavy. Furthermore, I think the standards (not the classics due to some design issues they fixed since then) were better made back then too.
But the custom shop models were a completely different guitar then the standard Gibson line has been since the early 70s!