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... Read More
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. The Les Paul Double Cutaway P-90 celebrates this popular model in a limited-edition guitar with special appointments. This limited run of instruments is available in three finishes: ebony, bullion gold and classic white with a dark back and neck.
The Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway's body woods present a combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and excellent depth and richness from the mahogany, all of which are elements that are found in the classic Les Paul Standard tone. This Gibson Les Paul guitar is crafted from a two-piece maple top and a chambered mahogany body. 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 guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.
The neck of the 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 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 Les Paul Double Cutaway is equipped with vintage-style tuners with pearloid tulip buttons. These tuners provide a classic look in line with the Gibson guitar's lineage, and smooth, robust performance.
This Les Paul Double Cutaway is equipped with dual Gibson P-90 pickups that offer a snappy, slightly gritty response, with a chunky midrange, firm lows, and sweet, musical highs. The P-90 was the standard pickup on all Gibson guitars in the late 1940s and into the 1950s and because of its crisp, bright tone it has experienced resurgence in popularity with many of today's modern rockers. In the bridge position, the P-90 packs plenty of snarly cutting power, while in the neck position it can be surprisingly rich and refined. You'll find that the P-90s' high output and biting treble has more nuanced harmonic coloring than the typical single-coil pickup.
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, which is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body.
The Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway comes protected in black hardshell Gibson guitar case.
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