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Mark Agnesi Talks About The Les Paul Modern


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The Gibson Les Paul Modern electric guitar is a revolutionary instrument that bridges the gap between tradition and innovation. Boasting a weight-relieved mahogany body with figured maple top and asymmetric SlimTaper mahogany neck with compound-radius ebony fretboard, the Les Paul Modern is fast, comfortable and packed with sustain. The contoured neck heel provides effortless access to the upper frets.

BurstBucker Pro Humbuckers Unlock a Universe of Tones

The Les Paul Modern is loaded with Burstbucker Pro humbuckers that can be coil-tapped for single-coil tones using the four push-pull pots. Toggle between the Gibson humbucker and P90 sounds that have defined generations of music. With so much tonal variety at your fingertips, the sonic possibilities are endless.

An Ultra Modern Body That's Lighter Yet Sustains

An Ultra Modern weight-relieved mahogany body with maple top reduces the weight of this Les Paul while maintaining the sustain the model is known for. The lighter body, along with the contoured heel, makes this an exceptionally comfortable Les Paul to play.

A Neck Profile and Nut Width for Total Comfort

The asymmetric SlimTaper neck profile and 1.695" nut width provide a familiar feel for players transitioning from steel-string guitars. The compound-radius ebony fretboard enhances playability, allowing for lower action and cleaner bends.

Upgraded Hardware for Rock-Solid Performance

Grover Rotomatic tuning machines provide exceptional tuning stability. Top hat knobs give the control assembly a sleek appearance. The Les Paul Modern is built to withstand the rigors of the road thanks to a durable nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Gibson Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar Faded Pelham Blue
Gibson Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar Faded Pelham Blue
Gibson Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar Faded Pelham Blue

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  • Gloss-finished maple top on Ultra Modern weight-relieved mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale mahogany neck, 22-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Dual Gibson Burstbucker Pro/Pro + pickups, coil tap, phase and bypass on push/pull pots
  • Nashville-style Tune-O-Matic bridge, Grover locking tuners

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  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Weight-relieved mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper Asymmetric
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius:  Compound 
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material 1.69" (43 mm) Graph Tech
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: BurstBucker Pro
  • Bridge: BurstBucker Pro +
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Special electronics: Push-pull coil tap/Push-pull phase & bypass
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover locking
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States

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