The Gibson USA Map electric guitar lets you proudly display your love of America with a mahogany body shaped like a map of the USA. The limited run guitar also embodies classic features found in many ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Gibson USA Map electric guitar lets you proudly display your love of America with a mahogany body shaped like a map of the USA. The limited run guitar also embodies classic features found in many of Gibson electric guitars including a 24-3/4" scale set mahogany neck with a comfortable "C" profile. A 22-fret rosewood fingerboard has a 12-inch radius that provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates dead or choked out notes. Grover Rotomatic tuners have a gear ratio of 14:1 and deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. The 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. Every Tune-O-Matic bridge is combined with a separate stopbar tailpiece, which also enhances the connection between the strings and the body, resulting in excellent tone and sustain. This unique Gibson guitar has a natural satin finish, chrome hardware, and comes with a hardshell case.
The Gibson USA Map guitar's revolutionary 490T and 490R pickups have the traditional characteristics of Gibson's original "Patent Applied For" pickups, but with two key modifications. First, a four-conductor wiring scheme allows the 490s to be connected to any push/pull knob, which lets players split the coils and increase versatility. These guitar pickups also take advantage of wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490's ideal complement. Taking the 490 one step further, the 498 swaps the Alnico II magnet to an Alnico V, thus making it slightly hotter with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs.
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