Re: Les paul Black Beauty Coming...
The main differences are neck shape, pickups, and dress (inlays, binding, etc) . Some of it depends on year, and generally Customs are the only ones with ebony boards while the others have rosewood, though for a while studios had ebony boards.
Deluxes were basically Standards with mini-humbuckers.
For awhile in the begining Customs didnt have a maple top. A 1958RI Custom then should be solid mahogany without the maple. I can PM you more if you have questions, I dont want to take over this thread with it.
Last edited by elcid; 05-28-2008 at 10:09 PM.