Vivian Campbell has been a musical force and guitar hero throughout his career, compiling a rock ‘n roll resume as jaw-dropping as his playing abilities. His instrument of choice for nearly all that time has been a Gibson Les Paul. So when Gibson Custom Shop approached Vivian about collaborating on a signature model, the goal was to keep the guitar familiar and highly playable while capturing Vivian’s personality in both aesthetics and tone. This limited-edition Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom is the result of months of thoughtful design and construction tweaks and it has received Vivian’s final approval. It features a fast-playing 1970s neck profile, passive high-output humbuckers, satin chrome parts, Les Paul Custom “tuxedo” appointments and a rubbed-patina black-and-grey color scheme inspired by the coastal rock formations of Vivian’s hometown in Northern Ireland. Every part of its creation was a thorough and meticulous team effort from the skilled artisans at Gibson Custom.