“Make a bold statement”: Gibson gives the Les Paul Standard a 2023 makeover with vibrant finishes that are anything but sunburst

Two of Gibson's 2023 Custom Color Series Les Paul guitars
(Image credit: Gibson)

The sunburst finish is synonymous with the Gibson Les Paul, but of course, Gibson's most famous electric guitar model isn't limited to that iconic colorway.

However, the lineup of available looks for the US-made Les Paul family rarely get the kind of jolt that they've been given with Gibson's new Custom Color Series.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.