2014 Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar  

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Body: Mahogany /œTraditional weight relief
  • Top: A Figured Maple except EB color
  • Neck: Mahogany, ˜60s rounded neck
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays, Undercut fret over binding
  • Hardware: Chrome Tune-o-matic bridge, TonePros Vintage-Style Tuners with Perloid Buttons
  • Electronics: Zebra coil 57 classic and Super 57 pickups, push/pull coil split on each volume pot, 15dB Turbo boost mini-toggle, master tone pot with Orange drop capacitors
  • Plastics: Cream, Max grip gold speed knobs
  • Case: Vintage Brown Hardshell
  • Special 120th Anniversary Features
  • Banner inlay on all instruments at the 12th fret
  • Max grip speed knobs
  • New extra large strap button
  • Undercut fret over binding on all bound guitars
  • Cleartone coated strings
  • Graph Tech nut
  • Cryogenic treated fretwire for longer life and corrosion resistance
  • Historic Brown/Pink case
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4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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5.0

Nice...love the color and tone.

By RonD

from Gilbert, AZ

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Only issue I had was whoever screwed in the strap post by the neck stripped the screw and the screw looked too small anyway for the weight it is supposed to hold. Musician's Friend resolved the issue quickly. A new guitar was not an option because I could not get the color I wanted so a pair of strap locks fixed it. Great customer service at MF.

     
    5.0

    Reluctant at first - but glad I did.

    By STGREG

    from Southern California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Wish Db Switch Was Knob

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Aside from a Les Paul looking as though it is missing a tone knob, this is a very fine yet modernized version of the original classic. MF's Private Reserve folks helped me pick a PERFECTLY bookmatched Heritage Cherry-Burst top and a Guitar with zero issues. I don't like many of Gibsons new "innovations", but found the 15Db boost to be great. Coil tapping, useless for my playing - but no law that says you have to use it. Pricey (like most Gibsons these days), but a very fine Les Paul.. and no regrets. Would have been GREAT if Gibson introduced the 15Db boost switch as a matching push/pull knob (aesthetics do matter).

     
    5.0

    Fantastic guitar

    By scott

    from st. louis

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Ordered the guitar online from Musician's Friend. It arrived on time and in flawless condition. Replaced the strings, set the intonation, raised the action(it was extremely low), and loosened the truss rod 1/4 turn.

        This thing is unbelievably solid and holds tuning excellent. No fret buzz even with relatively low action. I play mainly Metal (Children of Bodom, Devildriver, Judas Priest, Dokken, Trivium, Slipknot, Machine Head, Lamb of God and my own lousy songs that I make up). I was surprised that, even without using the boost switch, the Super 57 bridge pickup can more than handle this style of music.

        The 15db boost switch is interesting. It is almost unnoticeable while playing on a high gain channel, however, on a clean channel with the coil splits engaged, it is very prominent. Also, of all my guitars, this Gibson has hands down the best clean sound. Most of my other guitars are USA made custom shop Jacksons(King V, Soloist, RR1) with either Seymour Duncan Full Shred or Black Winter pickups in the bridge position.

        Im still amazed that this Gibson pulls off Death Metal as well as the Jacksons.

        The one I recieved was the 2014 Ebony Les Paul Classic with the slim 60's neck.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Les Paul!

        By Eric Anderson

        from Sioux Falls, SD

        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.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Les Paul Classic- Wine Red

        By Douglas

        from Harwinton, Connecticut

        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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        CLASSICAL G.A.S.

        By norm

        from Ypsilanti MI

        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.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        plays well, color not true to picture

        By grainydialogue

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Color Accuracy

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        This is my second exchange for this guitar due to color inaccuracy to the picture. Initially I ordered the seafoam green which looks mellow in the picture, but it showed up bright turquoise. Second time around I went with Heritage cherry thinking it'd be pretty neutral, and it showed up pretty bright red and yellow... Musicians Friend has been helpful with the exchanges, but it can be frustrating dragging these boxes into work for UPS pickup! I suppose you can go with black for a sure bet... I'm taking chances on the red wine...

        All that being said, it's a beautiful guitar that feels good to play even for my small hands and does not feel as heavy as someone told me it would feel. Haven't had a chance to plug the sucker in yet but am so far confident that it will be a good fit and life investment.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Classic Reborn

        By EUGENE

        from Wilmington,De

        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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An updated Classic!

        By TIM

        from Nashville, TN

        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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiuful sounds and looks!

        By Mike

        from Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Excellent Craftsmanship
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Anything
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        This guitar is absolutely beautiful and has such smooth, creamy, clean sounds. Of course, it weighs around 9 pounds so be prepared to deal with some back issues, LOL. The selectable humbucking/single coil pickups are very cool. The 15db boost switch is OK, but I would personally rather they kept a separate tone control.

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