Gibson ES-Les Paul Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar  

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Now with f-holes, this elegant model has an AAA figured laminated maple top with spruce top bracing and a mahogany body that's weight-relieved with a mahogany centerblock. It sports a modified 1959 pr... Read More

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Now with f-holes, this elegant model has an AAA figured laminated maple top with spruce top bracing and a mahogany body that's weight-relieved with a mahogany centerblock. It sports a modified 1959 profile, one-piece mahogany neck and MHS unpotted alnico humbuckers. Lightweight materials have been as much as possible to make this a guitar that you'll be able to play for hours. Includes case.

The solidbody Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 are two of the most influential electric guitars ever to hit their respective genres. Now Gibson brings them together in the ES-Les Paul, a stunning "meeting of minds" that blends the most important aspects of form and function from two immensely popular designs. Far more than merely a "chambered Les Paul" or an ES-335 "shaped like a single-cut", this entirely new guitar is the result of painstaking assessment of what makes each of these legendary models great, and a careful marriage of features by the skilled luthiers at Gibson Memphis.

With its laminated maple top, back and sides in the semi-acoustic construction of the ES-335, and a solid mahogany center block for enhanced sustain and feedback reduction, the ES-Les Paul elegantly marries the major characteristics of these two great Gibson guitars. Take away the telltale f-holes and the look is pure Les Paul, as is the glued-in mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and classic trapezoid inlays and LP-style headstock. Common to both-and carried through on the ES-Les Paul-are the traditional control section, toneful hardware, and dual humbucking pickups, a pair of MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) Humbuckers wound to accurately replicate the sonic glories of vintage PAFs.

Features
  • Body
  • Body Type: Semi-Hollow Les Paul
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Basswood/Maple
  • Back: 3-ply Maple/Basswood/Maple
  • Binding: Cream-colored ABS on top and back
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Neck
  • Species: Mahogany neck with maple spline
  • Truss Rod: Traditional
  • Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Fingerboard
  • Species: Hand-selected Dark Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Binding: Cream
  • Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.670" / 2.060"
  • Adhesive: Assembly 65 Blue
  • Nut
  • Material: Corian
  • Width: 1.670"
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock
  • Logo: Mother of Pearl 'Gibson' Logo
  • Inlay: Gold "Les Paul Model" Water Slide Decal
  • Truss Rod Cover: Legacy
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Tuners
  • Model: Kluson Single Ring with Tulip Buttons
  • Tuning Ratio: 15:1
  • Pickups
  • Neck Position: Custom Bucker AL3
  • Bridge Position: Custom Bucker AL5
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls
  • Two Tone Controls
  • Capacitors: Ceramic
  • Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: 1/4"
  • Bridge
  • Type: ABR
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Tailpiece
  • Type: Aluminum
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Case Type: Hardshell Case
  • Comes with Certificate or Authenticity
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GibsonES-Les Paul Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

Beauty

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Pros

  • Beautiful Guitar
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Maintains Great Sustain

Cons

  • Plastics Look Cheap

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    Comments about Gibson ES-Les Paul Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    Lovely guitar that maintains solid les Paul sustain without the weight of a solid body. Only real negatives are the plastics on the headstock and around the pickups which while totally functional, look cheap

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