The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Double Stain electric guitar has all the fat, sweet, snarling Les Paul tone that purists love. This amazing guitar features a AA flamed maple top done is a special doub... Read More
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Double Stain electric guitar has all the fat, sweet, snarling Les Paul tone that purists love. This amazing guitar features a AA flamed maple top done is a special double stained transparent black finish on a two-piece mahogany body. This wood combination yields a specific yet versatile tone that many guitarists have come to demand. The one-piece mahogany neck has Gibson's traditional rounded profile, which emulates the neck shapes of the iconic Les Paul Standards of the late 1950s. Rosewood fingerboards and trapezoid inlays have been a mainstay feature on Les Pauls ever since the model's introduction in the 1950s, The resilience of dense and durable rosewood makes these fingerboards extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. Additionally, the 12" radius of the fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes. The traditional trapezoid inlays are made of figured acrylic, and offer a classic "pearl" look.
The headstock of the Les Paul Traditional Double Stain is equipped with Grover tuners with a gear ratio of 14:1. These tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. The tune-o-matic bridge, sets a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. It 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.
Gibson Burstbucker pickups accurately represent the legendary PAFs of the late '50s and early '60s, and are made with unpolished alnico magnets and coils that are wound with unequal turns of 42-gauge enamel-coated wire to induce that single-coil like bite and edge of the originals. BurstBucker 1 in the neck position has smooth, articulate tones. A BurstBucker 2 in the bridge position has more sting and punching power. The combination excels at everything from singing classic rock lead tones, to contemporary crunch, to extremes of twang and jangle.
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This my first ever guitar review. I currently own over fourty guitars, and I currently own only three Gibson Les Pauls. My favorite Les Paul is a Traditional Plus with 57 pick-ups. Guitar Center told me that only 99 or 100 of these transparent stain black les pauls were made, so I bought one. I love the color, I love the split coil option, and the chambered body gives it a soung quite different from other les pauls I have owned. The burstbucker pickups are not my favorite pickups, but the combination of the burstbuckers with the chambered body and split coil options make this guitar a wonderful recording instrument. Some Pauls have a restricted 'sound' and 'tone', which can be fantastic, but limits their ability in producing a variety of 'sounds' live and recording. As such, I prefer other high end Les Pauls for specific tones, but this Les Paul excels at being very flexible in what I want it to do tone wise. The finish is stunning, except that the flame grain almost disapears near the body edges. Looks great live, but excels in profesional and home studio recording situations. I can make this Paul sound like many different Pauls, except of course, real 59s and non chambered pauls with 57 pickups. I like it, I love it, and it will be buried with me.
I picked this guitar up awhile ago and was amazed with the finish. It looks like Gibson is finally trying to match the stunning finishes of PRS. Make no mistake that this is a Gibson. Can't find a better looking instrument anywhere!
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