GIBSON XLP (CUSTOM)

  • Gibson XLP Custom electric guitar

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1985 to 1987

GIBSON manufactured the XLP CUSTOM between 1985 and 1987. It was like the Gibson Explorer 425 model except with pointy horns and a scallop cut-out of the bottom bout. These had Gibson Ditry Fingers humbuckers with no covers and double locking Kahler Flyer tremolos. The sunburst ones had figured maple tops.

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General

Weight
8.5 lb
Finish colorsmahogany finish, natural finish, white finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Bindingbody binding, cream binding
Number of strings6 strings

Controls

Pickup selector controls3 pickup selector switches
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelGibson Dirty Fingers pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featurespointed horns
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

BridgeKahler Flyer locking tremolo
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TunersGrover tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

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