Gibson unveils the Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom as it announces a multi-year partnership with the Tool guitarist

Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom
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After many months of teases and previews, Gibson has finally officially released the Tool guitarist’s first-ever signature electric guitar, the Custom Shop Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom.

The Silverburst model will be available in two variants: one has been aged by Gibson Custom’s Murphy Lab, to recreate every piece of wear and tear on Jones’ #1 touring guitar. Just 79 will be available, and will be signed and numbered by Jones himself.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.