The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a weight-relieved mahogany body that's topped with figured maple. Vintage guitar fans will love ... Read More
The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a weight-relieved mahogany body that's topped with figured maple. Vintage guitar fans will love its mahogany neck and '60s rounded neck shape. The bound rosewood fingerboard has undercut frets over the binding for extra playing surface, trapezoid inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret.
Sophisticated electronics include Zebra coil 57 classic and Super 57 with coil-splitting, a 15dB turbo boost mini-toggle and a master tone with Orange drop capacitors. This anniversary Les Paul comes with max grip speed knobs, locking Grover tuners for super stability, a Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge. It includes a deluxe case.
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Just got mine in Seafoam Green. The fellas at GC 370 were very helpful! Firstly, the guitar was set up out of the box. All I had to do was put new strings on! The intonation was good. The string height was good. Very impressed. The next thing-the finish. I give mine a 97 out of 100. Near flawless. There were just a couple tiny blemishes I wish weren't there. But whatever, each guitar has one it seems. The tonal possibilities are what really amazed me initially. Consider the fact that you have the neck, bridge and split pickup options run both clean and dirty. Then throw in the same number of combinations by turning the -15 db boost on. It's not loud and obnoxious and barely noticeable when you toggle the switch. If you're hesitating about buying one, hesitate not: you won't be disappointed.
During the 1960's, when I first set my sights on a Gibson Les Paul, I would have needed to drive 90 minutes to find one to play. Guitar Center not only offers some of the most competitive pricing, but also presents an opportunity for players to see/play instruments in person due to their many stores. The Wine Red Classic was aesthetically flawless. The action was as good as I remembered a Les Paul to be. However, I opted to recruit a third party to set up my new Gibson to bring out it's full potential. Opening the cover to the truss rod seemed to me like treading near Pandora's box. I was glad to have an authorized luthier completing this physical exam and minor surgery! A subtle tightening was necessary prior to checking/altering the tolerances at the fingerboard and bridge. Guitar Center is a trusted, full service arena for guitars, but since I was also having my vintage Martin acoustic evaluated, I brought them both to Brookfield, Ct for "laying on of the hands" by Barry Lipman. Absolutely no regrets! The guitar is beautiful, plays like a dream and I now know that anything closer to perfection can only be found in heaven.
Just picked up a Lemonburst; love the color and subtle burst. First LP I've had with open '57's. Sounds a little more throaty than usual, in a good way. I find the 15db boost helpful since I use a boost pedal and its sometimes hard to find on a cluttered stage. I would prefer a 2nd tone knob with push-pull for the boost however. The tuners do not lock, but she's staying in tune very well. Set-up is pretty good out of the box for a guitar being made in relatively large numbers. Love the 60's neck and as for the large strap buttons, it's about time!! Remember to unplug your cable from the guitar or you'll drain the battery. I happen to think the anniversary fret logo is a nice touch. The main thing is those PU's, the 60's neck, and the gloss finish. Binding!! Can't beat it.
Amazing steps to improve an already incredible Classic style, stepping into the future with Technology-but staying with foundational design. My hat is off to you Gibson for taking a leap into changes and still making a terrific playing instrument,looking to improve and not to forget your roots. The Les Paul Classic plays well with sustain and incredible clarity up and down the neck. 15db boost is adjustable to your playing needs as well a Master tone that gives you complete control to your tone. The Zebra pick ups are kicking-with the ability to split your pick-ups. The Gibson 2014 Classic is a great buy for the working guitarists-I would recommend this guitar to anyone who enjoys playing music
What can you say about a Les Paul that hasn't been said umpteen times before? When the 2014 Gibsons came out, the first one that caught my eye was the sea foam green Les Paul Classic. What a stunning finish! I love that Gibson has expanded their color-schemes beyond the traditional bursts. After ordering it in-store, It took a little more than a month to be delivered because of the high demand for that specific color. But it was worth the wait! Aside from it's gorgeous appearance, the updated LP Classic is an incredible addition to the Gibson lineup. The traditional weight-relief is super comfortable. The 57 zebras rock! You can get a huge array of tones with the coil tapping volume knobs. I prefer locking Grover tuners to the Klusons, but they are stable - so I can't complain. But the big news to the LP Classic is the 15db gain boost. I find this to be a really cool tool to use for solos. It does require a 9volt battery that is inserted on the back of the guitar. HOWEVER - if you don't want to use the switch as a boost - take out the battery and it becomes a KILL SWITCH. It's a pretty neat trick that can be easily overlooked. I love this LP. I'd highly recommend the new Classic to anyone seeking a high-end, solid guitar that is destined to be a collector's item. Nice job Gibson USA.
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