Come 2017, we'd see some affordable models in the Gibson Les Paul offering and the Custom Studio is one of them. While we welcome this consideration, what does the 'Custom' tag there really imply? Is it a genuine custom alternative of is it just a fancy enticement tag by the manufacturer?
Consider this LP Custom Special for instance; is it a mutated LP Special or is it a bona fide Custom model with some tweaks? Gibson fans will know that the physical attributes don't make these guitars here a Custom model in any way. Maybe in 2018, we'd read something like Custom Standard or Custom Melody Maker. *roll eyes*