How to Salvage a $5,000 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Guitar with a Radical Truss Rod Adjustment

After deciding to up my tone and sustain standards by returning to .011-.049 gauge D’Addario EXL115 strings, I also determined that, in the necessary tweaking of my guitar setup, I would finally face down the basic un-playability of my Gibson Les Paul Custom VOS Black Beauty with three pickups — I hoped — once and for all.

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The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom Three Pickup VOS Review

One of my most expensive and cherished guitars is my 1957 Les Paul Custom Three Pickup VOS guitar in black.  It looks great.  It feels great.  I don’t play it.

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