Kantor Vault: Private collection

The Less Paul

Gibson Custom Shop®

Gibson Custom Shop “Less Paul” by Master luthier Bruce Kunkel – Bruce was asked by the Custom Shop to design what he envisioned as the “Les Paul of the future” He made several versions of this hand sculpted model. This guitar features a AAA+ triple flamed book matched maple top in translucent black. The binding is all hand inlaid mother of pearl as is the markers on the ebony fingerboard. We had the metal parts anodized to match in flat black including the pick up covers – a 490 and 491. There is no way to describe the amazing result that Bruce achieved in working on this design for the future.