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Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar

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The Les Paul Faded guitar fully embodies the celebrated Les Paul feel and tone in a spirited, worn finish. The mahogany body and maple top complement a pair of genuine PAF-inspired humbucking pickups to deliver the impressive power and sustain made famous by legendary Les Paul guitars. The Les Paul Faded is also extremely comfortable to play thanks...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Les Paul Faded guitar fully embodies the celebrated Les Paul feel and tone in a spirited, worn finish. The mahogany body and maple top complement a pair of genuine PAF-inspired humbucking pickups to deliver the impressive power and sustain made famous by legendary Les Paul guitars. The Les Paul Faded is also extremely comfortable to play thanks to the innovative Ultra-Modern weight relief and SlimTaper neck. Includes softshell case.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Plain Maple
  • Body wood: Ultra-modern weight relieved mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood 
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium 
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 490R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 490T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style Keystones
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish Electronics
  • Case: Softshell case 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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GibsonLes Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredable sound

By Pedro

from North Carolina

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • The neighbors hate it!

Cons

  • Comes with a cheap strap and gigbag

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

    Okay so where's the bling? You ask. Well, some women wear blue jeans and tee shirts and no makeup. And impress me more than the high maintenance ones. I chose this one to call my own. It is made here in the USA. Has cryogenically treated frets that were dressed in a PLEK machine. Has a solid mahogany body with a maple cap, not a maple veneer like the Epiphone Les Paul's made in China. I have been playing a 1985 Ibanez Proline series 1440 Strat for 33 years and never realized how inferior it is compared to a genuine Gibson. The sustain is incredible. The intonation is right on the money and action is low and fast. My playing has improved in two short weeks and I play more often. Heads up to anyone considering an Epiphone. Save an extra 3 0r 4 hundred bucks and get the Gibson. You will not be disappointed.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good Guitar for the Money

    By Rajpark

    from Springfield, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

      I went to Guitar Center with the intent on buying a Les Paul. My pockets were kind of light so I told myself that I would spend about $1600 max.
      I tried every Les Paul under $2000 that they had hanging on the wall and you know what?
      This was the one that played the best, sounded the best and just had that certain 'something'.
      I knew I had found MY Gibson.
      The action was so good that I haven't had to do any adjustments at all even after bringing it home a week ago. When I first played this guitar it felt instantly familiar, like it was already one of mine.
      I got the Worn Bourbon finish and the guitar just looks good.
      When I told the salesman that I would take it, his response was "Really, you want THAT one?". I guess he was surprised because this guitar is totally blingless.
      So if you're looking for trapazoid inlays, pickup covers and binding then buy something else. This is a stripped-down, no-nonsense guitar that plays and sounds like a Gibson should.
      You can't ask for more than that.
      It comes with a VERY nice light brown gig bag with pink interior and a good-sized Gibson logo embroidered on the front pocket in gold.
      To top it off, when I went through the case I found a picture of my actual guitar that was taken while it was on the test bench at Gibson.
      Say what you will about Gibson but once you find the one that fits, you know that you have something special.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Satisfaction

      By Ferdie

      from Elizabeth

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

        Wangggg!!!!wang!!!!wangggggggg! Oh my god.... I just filled up myself. This is it my dream ever. I have to believe it's in my hands. The pickups are just intensely loud. "Quietttttt" where's that came from?

         
        5.0

        I bought one in 2012 and I play it every day.

        By St. Louis Blues

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Inspiration
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

          I bought my Faded LP in 2012. I play it every day. I like the BB Pro's they were equipped with that year but a lot of players prefer the 490's in the 2018's. There's no such thing as having 'too many guitars'. I own more guitars than I deserve (both more expensive models and less expensive models) and this is the one I play everyday.

          The action is perfect and only required minor adjustments. The frets have some string wear but they're holding up well. I take good care of my guitars so they'll last at least a lifetime and retain their value. The last thing I'd think about when I'm in the groove is the sheen of the guitar. There's nothing like the scent of that nitrocellulose lacquer when you unbox a new one. IMO, every Gibson is a work of art. No two are exactly alike.

          Gibson Faded LP's are, by far, the best guitars under $1000. Choose brown or cherry and click "Order".

           
          5.0

          Best les Paul ever

          By GSon

          from Akron OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar

             
            5.0

            Very happy

            By Les Stress More Paul

            from Fayetteville NC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good price and great finish
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

              I grew up listening to Duane Allman as a kid and adult (thanks Dad), and was always more of a keyboard player but have gotten into guitar the last 6 years. After 5 cheaper electrics I finally knew it was time to get a les Paul. I tried out this guitar twice in two stores before buying it today. I wanted a real maple cap, which Epiphone doesn't do anymore. Although I love the studio smokehouse burst, I've played the typical glossy Les Pauls and can't do glossy necks like that. This neck is WONDERFUL. The pickups are awesome...enough classic tone for Allman Bros, but a little extra bit ready and waiting if you want to kick it up a notch for even more gain. Action and intonation are great out of the box. Chambered weight is great. Switches and pots smooth and solid. The price, with a few trade-ins wasn't bad at all. The Only thing I'd change (which could be quite hard with a chambered body) would be a forearm cutout.

               
              5.0

              Added new member to my family of guitars.

              By James

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

              Enjoying my new LP Faded T.
              Smooth fretting with good low action. I get a lot of compliments on it.

               
              5.0

              Great tone, playability and sustain for days.....

              By Chris

              from Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording

                Comments about Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Electric Guitar:

                Came across this Gibson at the local GC while looking to upgrade my fixed bridge PRS SE 245 standard (a solid guitar in its own right). What a great playing guitar, unexpectedly light for a Les Paul, but with tons of sustain and notes that seem to ring for a day. I cant say enough about how great the is thing feels. The action on the frets is perfect, with no fret buzz, and super smooth and easy playability.

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