Gibson officially launches V2 of Adam Jones’ signature Les Paul

The new Custom Shop guitar bears lighter relic’ing when compared to the first run.

Adam Jones Les Paul V2

Image: Gibson via YouTube

Following the appearance of the guitar on a few Reverb listings, Gibson has officially launched version two of Tool guitarist Adam Jones’ signature Les Paul.

The Gibson Custom Shop guitar is, fittingly enough for a recreation of a 1979 Les Paul, limited to only 79 instruments. Not a huge amount has changed for the new model – specifications still include a solid mahogany body, a two-piece maple top, a three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fretboard.

Electronics are also the same as the first run of guitars – there’s a reverse-mounted Custombucker in the neck position, and an uncovered, custom-wound Seymour Duncan DDJ in the bridge position.

Where things differ the most is in the ageing department. The original guitar came in two versions: the Vintage Old Stock version, and the Aged And Signed version. The Vintage Old Stock version did not feature any relic’ing , while the Aged And Signed guitar bore very heavy relic’ing – the neck was worn right down to the bare wood.

For version two, there is only the Aged And Signed model available, which bears some more subtle wear and tear. As to be expected from Gibson’s Murphy lab, there’s some extensive checking and subtle dings and playwear imparted across the whole guitar. But no massive chunks of finish are missing, as was the case on the first run of Aged And Signed instruments.

All 79 of the guitars are autographed and numbered by Adam himself.

You can see the guitar up close in Gibson’s dramatic reveal video below.

The Adam Jones 1979V2 Les Paul Custom in Antique Silverburst will set you back $9,999. Find out more at


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