Les Paul Faded Double Cutaway Electric Guitar  

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The nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the Gibson Les Paul Faded Double Cutaway Electric Guitar makes for great looks. But you also get cool feel, wide-open vibrant tone, and a whole lot of guitar for v... Read More

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The nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the Gibson Les Paul Faded Double Cutaway Electric Guitar makes for great looks. But you also get cool feel, wide-open vibrant tone, and a whole lot of guitar for very little cash. Solid mahogany body and set neck add to the resonance and great sustain while classic P90 single-coil pickups provide the sharp bite of the very first Les Pauls. Rosewood fretboard. Includes Gibson deluxe gig bag.

Features
  • Honduras mahogany body
  • Mahogany set neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • P90 pickups
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4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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Not perfect, but worth the money

The Gibson Les Paul Faded DC is a very versatile instrument, great as an in-between if you're having trouble deciding between a Les Paul or a Stratocaster. P-90's are as good as...Read complete review

The Gibson Les Paul Faded DC is a very versatile instrument, great as an in-between if you're having trouble deciding between a Les Paul or a Stratocaster. P-90's are as good as it gets for strat-style blues rock anywhere from Cream to SRV to Zeppelin, and suit modern stuff like the Chili Peppers as well. With the right setup/amp it's possible to get GnR, Aerosmith, and AC/DC tones. I use a Mesa/Boogie F-30 with it myself, which really nails those 70's British sounds. You're not going to be playing metal on this guitar, but nothing does it all, especially for under $800 (look at an RR3 Rhoads if you want metal). Alot of people are complaining about the finish on the guitar, and others about the setup. This guitar needs to be protected, but it's worth the hassle - less finish allows the guitar to reverberate more naturally and create a better sound. The quality control is somewhat lower on these guitars, but it's always a good rule of thumb to handle a guitar/check others before buying anyhow. Doing a setup on it isn't going to kill you either. The neck's fine too, it just takes some getting used to - Eddie Van Halen actually preferred unfinished necks. What matter most in a guitar are wood, electronics, and playability. This guitar has the first two in spades, and playability issues are easily fixable. For $769, it's a steal.

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Faded Les Paul Double Cutaway

The P-90 tone coming from the faded LP double cutway is a blues and classic rock to the letter. The simple control layout is perfect to complement the sound of this guitar. The...Read complete review

The P-90 tone coming from the faded LP double cutway is a blues and classic rock to the letter. The simple control layout is perfect to complement the sound of this guitar. The quality of the few faded models I played was simply not impressive. The neck felt slow and chunky. It was the highest action I had ever experienced on a Gibson. The faded finish seems to me like a gimmick used to save money on the finishing steps. In all honesty I love Gibson guitars but I would pass on this one for an epiphone standard model. Paying this price would leave me feeling like I paid more than the guitar was worth simply because it had a Gibson logo on the headstock.

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5.0

Excellent for Everyting

By Zach

from North Carolina

I bought this guitar about a year ago, about a year after I started playing. Since then, this guitar has lived up to my expectations, and beyond. I play in a Progressive Metal band, and although you might not expect it, this guitar handles that kind of music very well. While not the fastest neck, or the easiest handling, the tone produced by this instrument is incomparable. Mine did have some small scratches on it when I got it, but aside from that, it has served me faithfully

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5.0

A Great Guitar

By LostCluster

from PA

I've owned this guitar for two months now and I'm still not able to put it down. For me, great action, a great thin neck, a great light weight and, most of all, excellent tone. In the past I've owned a Gibson Flying V, a Les Paul Standard, ES-175, a used Melody Maker and a 72 Fender Mustang. I'm happiest with this guitar. In fact when I bought this guitar, I walked into the store planning on paying twice the amount to get another LP. After trying out four Les Pauls, I saw this one on the wall and within the first minute of playing I knew this was the one I was taking home. Is it pretty? No, but then if you need a pretty guitar to play rock and roll, you're not playing rock-n-roll. I play mostly Stones, Who, Aerosmith, Led Zep, Clash. This guitar does not let me down. If you love that late 60s/early 70 Stones vibe, this is the guitar.

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4.0

Rough Diamond

By Poppa John

from Colorado

A rewarding project if you have access to a pro luthier, but not ready to play out of the box. I got a red one in the clearance bin at the Denver store. The fret ends were jagged and nut was so poorly cut that the B-string would not hold. But the neck looked straight and a few bass runs proved that the P-90's sounded huge and not at all noisy. Traded up to a hard-case, invested $200 more for pro fret work, bone nut, and set-up with Vintage nickel 11-50 and the result is a wonderful little engine for rock and blues. Light, compact and great fun.

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4.0

Best For The Money

By rockman

from Prior Lake, MN

This guitar is great for the money. The features aren't the best but it's a great guitar. I would suggest putting in gibson modern nickel machine heads to make it look cooler instead of the white button tuning keys. I've also thought about putting in new pickups instead of the single-coil P-90's. But like I said if your looking for a cheap gibson look no further.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's About Time Value Meets Quality

By Satisfied DC Dude

from Buffalo , Mo

Bought mine about 3 weeks ago now. I keep waiting for something to fall off, or electronics to go awry. It hasnt happened. This is a quality instrument as an unbelievable price. I absolutely love the 60's slim taper neck. Its fast, and smooth. And the sound? Well, its a Gibson thru and thru. Clean when you want it. Crunch on demand. Blues, rock, country. It comes through. Go into a Guitar Center and test drive one. You wont regret it. I made that move and left the store with one..

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5.0

i like it

By punkguitarist1234

from Pennsylvannia

its beautiful. its neck plays really nice unlike some of the other gibson. its really light. it sounds awesome through a vox. its got a good distortion but its not over powering or too crunchy or bright, and it growls somewhat. its sounds really nice clean too. the body feels really nice and its got a nice shape. and can't wait till i have the $$$ to buy this beauty.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great guitar

By Nick Mills

from OH

It's amazing for a straight up rock n roll sound...good from rockabilly to punk...can run a lot of distortion through it and get any tone out of it. The only problem is the tuners with i recomend buying some grover turners..other than that a great guitar.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm in Love

By Jet Boy

from Philadlephia PA

What can I say? Two P-90's, TV yellow and a neck like butter. Power, grace and tone. What more could I want? Besides having another in a 2nd color?

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bang for your buck!

By Sam Glassberg

from kansas City, MO

Where to begin? The pickups, two single coil P 90 pickups, give it a great raw, rock sound. Not only does it sound great, but it looks great. Equiped with sperate volume/tone knobs for each pickup, and a three-way switch, you have plenty of options on how to make it sound. And at the price, you get more than what your paying for. Over all, this guitar is excellent.

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(26 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not perfect, but worth the money

By AlexSwim

from Rockville, Maryland

The Gibson Les Paul Faded DC is a very versatile instrument, great as an in-between if you're having trouble deciding between a Les Paul or a Stratocaster. P-90's are as good as it gets for strat-style blues rock anywhere from Cream to SRV to Zeppelin, and suit modern stuff like the Chili Peppers as well. With the right setup/amp it's possible to get GnR, Aerosmith, and AC/DC tones. I use a Mesa/Boogie F-30 with it myself, which really nails those 70's British sounds. You're not going to be playing metal on this guitar, but nothing does it all, especially for under $800 (look at an RR3 Rhoads if you want metal). Alot of people are complaining about the finish on the guitar, and others about the setup. This guitar needs to be protected, but it's worth the hassle - less finish allows the guitar to reverberate more naturally and create a better sound. The quality control is somewhat lower on these guitars, but it's always a good rule of thumb to handle a guitar/check others before buying anyhow. Doing a setup on it isn't going to kill you either. The neck's fine too, it just takes some getting used to - Eddie Van Halen actually preferred unfinished necks. What matter most in a guitar are wood, electronics, and playability. This guitar has the first two in spades, and playability issues are easily fixable. For $769, it's a steal.

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