From the time of its release in 1998, the Gibson Les Paul DC Standard has satisfied the countless players who had long demanded a contemporary-styled, double-cutaway Les Paul that also retained the lo... Click To Read More About This Product
From the time of its release in 1998, the Gibson Les Paul DC Standard has satisfied the countless players who had long demanded a contemporary-styled, double-cutaway Les Paul that also retained the long tradition of Gibson's most legendary solid body electric guitar. The Les Paul Double Cutaway celebrates this popular model in a limited-edition guitar with special appointments. This limited run of Gibson Les Pauls is available in three finishes: ebony, bullion gold and classic white with a dark back and neck.
The Les Paul Double Cutaway's body woods present a combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the two-piece maple top, and excellent depth and richness from a chambered mahogany body, all of which are elements that are found in the classic Gibson Les Paul Standard tone. This wood combination, one of the most legendary pairs in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a "best of both worlds" tonal splendor, while also producing a classic look and a sturdy instrument. The chambering adds a further dimension, increasing the complexity of this Gibson guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.
The neck of the Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway is constructed from one solid piece of Grade-C mahogany, cut using the superior "quarter sawn" orientation for improved strength and resonance. This neck is carved to Gibson's slim-taper '60s profile, which offers a fast, comfortable playing feel. It is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. The Gibson logo is inlaid in mother of pearl across the top of the headstock face with "Les Paul Model" silkscreened in gold along the center of the headstock.
The Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway guitar sports 22 jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard that is adorned with acrylic trapezoidal inlays. The 12-inch radius or this fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes.
The headstock of the Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway is fitted with vintage-style tuners with pearloid tulip buttons. These tuners provide a classic look in line with the model's lineage, and smooth, robust performance.
The Les Paul Double Cutaway electric guitar is equipped with a Gibson Rhythm Pro humbucker in the neck position and a Lead Pro humbucker in the bridge position. These are classic-styled open-coil humbuckers, wound with a little more power than vintage-styled PAF humbuckers. They both have Alnico V bar magnets for a warm, rich tone that is still sharp and punchy, and are suitable for a wide range of musical styles, particularly rock and blues-rock. Both the bridge and neck pickup yield plenty of depth, warmth, and richness, and can dial in great clean tones when required, but will also push amps and effects a little harder when desired. The Rhythm Pro in the neck position is a bit warmer and fatter sounding, while the Lead Pro in the bridge position is hotter and punchier, with excellent harmonic saturation through a high-gain amp or pedal, and excellent sustain.
A Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain. A separate "stopbar" tailpiece, is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body.
Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway comes protected in black hardshell Gibson guitar case.
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This guitar is no doubt the best sounding guitar i have ever owned. if god played guitar this one would be his first choice. i stopped by my local guitar center just to look around and i saw this one it is perfect for blues as well as metal like metallica i would recommend this guitar to a person who is serious about playing but the only flaw about this guitar is the price. :/ but if you have the money to spend get this one i promise you want be dissapointed at all. I have two other electrics a fender telecaster and an ibanez rg series and this one is just as good if not better than both of them.
Let me start off by saying I don't own this exact guitar but have played it many many times. I do own an older model of it. Hands down my favorite guitar. Not because its a Gibson, hands down because of the playability. Super fast neck, great tone, very versatile! The only down fall is the price but it will pay you back every time you play it. Well worth giving it a shot if you can get your hands on it.
Let me start by saying I'm sort of a noob at guitar. I know about 100 riffs and almost all of the possible chords. I just have a hard time putting them together. I love my 2005 DC LP. It has an incredible tone, unmatched in my opinion. I read up on guitars a while back (and continue to do so) and I have to say I found mine at an incredible bargain. I just hate what Gibson is doing to its customers. If you're like me, you're draw in by the name "Gibson." There's just something about the name, the mystique and the beauty of these guitars. By this one and you won't be sorry. I bought mine used because I like a little bit of character with my guitars. (Plus it's cheaper!) I talked with a guy about Gibson a few days ago and he told me a secret and I want to share that here. Samich guitars, made by Greg Bennet, sells the same guitar as Gibson (roughly) and they're about a tenth of the cost. The Samichs have Grover Tuners, Tune-O-Matic bridges and Seymour Duncan pickups. The cutaway is a little different as is the headstock. That's the only discernible physical difference I saw. I don't know how they sound. This comment will probably be removed!
I bought this guitar about 4 months ago and it is absolutley incredible! Unlike many other les pauls, this one is very light. But like other les pauls this guitar has an incredible feel. The neck is very fast and thin so it is easy to get your hands around. The sound on this guitar is also great, especially when played clean through a fender reverb amp. I love the neck position Humbucker on this guitar but the bridge position humbucker is lacking the tone that you get out of a p-90 pickup. Even so this guitar is very good guitar and comes highly recomended.