A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don't care about good looks. It has the sound and playability you'd expect from an Les Paul, while its raw look s... Click To Read More About This Product
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A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don't care about good looks. It has the sound and playability you'd expect from an Les Paul, while its raw look stands Les Paul styling on its head: unsanded top, no binding, no pickup rings, no truss rod cover, no toggle switch rings, no fretboard position indicators (dots on the side only), with wooden knobs that have no numbers. This rough and tough guitar has sonics to match: steamy hot tones from the novel pickup combination of a single coil P-90 in the neck and a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge - like having a Les Paul Special and a Standard in one guitar.
Mini toggle pickup selection switch located near two volume and one master tone controls. Kill switch located where rhythm/lead switch used to be. "Distressed" stop bar, Tune-o-matic bridge, and Grovers complete the raw look of this very different looking Les Paul.
Unsanded carved maple top
1950s rounded mahogany neck
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.695"
Inlays: white side dots only
Hardware: gun metal (trans cherry finish) or distressed black chrome (trans black and trans gold finish)
Tailpiece: stopbar (distressed)
Knobs: two wooden volumes, one wooden tone
Tuners: Grover (distressed)
Neck pickup: P-90
Bridge pickup: Zebra BurstBucker 3
Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
Kill switch toggle
See-through wiring covers in back
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
Case: shopworn Les Paul
Reviewed by 8 customers
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I've played many high-end Gibsons over the years, and this is maybe the best yet. It has extremely hot pickups, the action is tight, and the aged, nasty look just adds to the appeal. I'm glad Gibson decided to give us a killer axe with some real attitude at this extremely fair price. Get this guitar!
Don't know what's up with the guitar reviewer #1 played...I walked in to pickup the standard with the flame top for much more...something about this ugly hunk of wood made me pick it up and play it....fell in love, not sure if it's the pickups or the tone not being sapped by a nitro finish, I loved the way it sounded...so I walked out with it, and about 1500 clams in my pocket...really...play this thing...it's like the ugly guy with a glass voice appeal or something.
If you play multiple styles of music you should grab this axe and play away. We play a mix of rock, blues and jazz and the BFG makes it great to play gigs without having to change guitars between songs as well as running rythyms and leads. The Burstbucker provides plenty of crunch or over the top leads while the single P-90 is super in jazz layouts as well as some super blues that you have to look twice to realize that you're not playing an older semi-hollowbody from the 50's. Gibson got everything right with this axe. deffinately 2 thumbs up.
The gibson BFG has tons of features such as a kill switch (great for onstage), and a rough look that makes it look awesome. I would recomend the trans black color. The sound is amazing, and the the neck feels is so nice and it makes your hand so easy to move quickly side to side. I use this guitar in my band and it is so reliable and it stays tuned for a long time. The value is great. The guitar is worth way more then the price. Overall, it is the best guitar wether youre playing lynyrd skynyrd or metallica or led zepplin or my chemical romance, this baby does it all.
I bought this guitar last week and I have'nt put it down since. this guitar has all the frills of a higher priced les paul but if ya don't got the dough for a 4,000 dollar guitar this one will step up to the table and perform as good or better than the classics. this guitar has great sustain and awsome sound with the powerful burstbucker 3 pick up and the very simple operation of the guitar is great also with dirty nasty looks and it's raw crunchin sound this one will go down as another classic, just like the other les pauls of the past and it won't be long so go gte yours today you will not be disappointed.
I played this guitar for the very first time today, and I was surprised at how well it played. The first thing that struck me was the shape of the neck. As a classical guitar player (flamenco), the shape of the neck was both full, but not bulky. Secondly it was very light, very dissimilar to usual Les Pauls. The upper fret access is not as simple as it could be, but it was excellent to play in my hands. The P-90 pick up gave a very vintage bluesly tone that I use alot in my music, and the Buckbuster at the bridge had alot of heavy crunch in it when the treble was turned up and the bass was at five. The distressed look was very eye catchy and gave the guitar real character. It is a truly good guitar, and I am purchasing this guitar durin the week. This website does an excellent price in the USA, but i am buying in England. www.myspace.com/hydref shows some of my music.
I've owned my Trans-Cherry BFG since February, I really love the light,resonant chambered body and pick-up combination. The mahogany neck and body have a satin feel that reminds me of my Faded Standard. Hardware and Quality is top notch Gibson. the only thing I can see that would turn off LP diehards is the scalloped top. The scallops aren't deep on my model, and Gibson made a welcomed mistake on mine; They used a highly figured flamed maple top! So If I ever decide to sand and refinish it'll look super nice. The blank rosewood fretboard takes me back to my classical guitar days. Don't judge this book by it's cover...it's an absolute Tone Monster!!!
IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU LIKE Look, this guitar is so unique, that to really get to know it, you need to actually play it. Dont buy it unless you play it. I personally was really excited about the P-90/Humbucker combination, but t really didnt end up working with me. By the way, i agree, this really should be an Epiphone PS If you are buying this for the killswitch, your an idiot. It has two volume knobs. If you want a killswitch, you turn down all of the volume on the opposite pickup your using, and than you use the pickup selecter as a killswitch. Any guitar that has electronics that work like a Gibson can do that. Seriously, try the guitar before you buy, and also, if you like the BFG, remember that you can take an epiphone with a "polish" finish, and pop in the Gibson pickups and get the same sound, but probably you could save some money.
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