Gibson is world famous and is loved by many musicians for its cult-status instruments. From onwards, the firm built the first mass-produced electric guitar - the ES The range has expanded over the years to include such well-known guitar models as the SG, the Flying V, and the ES, as well as bass guitars and acoustic guitars including the Thunderbird bass and the Hummingbird dreadnought.
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I ordered the guitar in July knowing that it would take some time before I would get it and the wait has most definitely paid off though I got bit anxious hearing stories from people about bad finishes and imperfections up to the point where some people are advising against buying a Gibson Nothing of the sorts for my guitar. It's got an assembly date of 1 Sep and the only negative thing is that fretboard has a little bit of glue residue here and there and that it's completely dry.
Nothing that a good clean and conditioning can't handle while replacing the strings. Finish and paint are excellent there's not even a ding under the scratch plate! Action out of the box is great, exactly to Gibson's specifications, I may lower it a little, but it plays very smooth and fast and damn the sound is hot, even hotter than my neighbor's custom.
One of the reasons why I picked the standard 60s over the standard 50s. Overall I'm very happy with my new guitar and I plan to enjoy it for the rest of my life! Find in Store updating cart An error has occured and this guitar could not be added to your cart. Case Included. Setup Included. Lifetime Warranty. Body Body Shape. Neck Material. Hardware Finish. Electronics Neck Pickup. Miscellaneous Strings Gauge. Follow us: Instagram.
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Player Telecaster. RG Gio. RG Prestige. RG Standard. RGA Standard. S Standard. SA Gio. SA Standard. It has been thought that some of these early "one-piece" bodies were actually leftovers from original 's Les Paul parts The multipiece body a thin layer of maple on top of two layers of Honduran mahogany arrived later in Towards the end of that year, a reinforcing neck volute was added.
Gibson produced Deluxe Gold Top as specially-ordered guitars with full-size humbucker t-tops pickups between and in , 28 in and 9 in , as a Les Paul Standard pickup specification. New colors emerged from , less valued than the Gold Top. By in late , the neck construction was changed from mahogany to maple, until the early s, when the construction returned to mahogany. The body changed back to solid mahogany from the pancake design in late or early In the Gibson canceled the Deluxe model.
Pete Townshend used Les Paul Deluxes onstage almost exclusively between and , often with additional middle pickups. Vivian Campbell , of Dio , used a Deluxe Black , with a humbucker conversion, during his period in the band. Ace Frehley used Deluxe converted humbucker in 70s. Steve Lukather has Deluxe Gold Top original humbucker. Slash has a Deluxe Tobacco Sunburst , converted to Humbuckers, and uses it during live shows.
The Les Paul Professional was produced from —, it was a rare model as only around were ever produced. The low-impedance pickups required a special cable that included an on-board transformer. The model came with either a stop tailpiece or a Gibson-branded Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. The model was never popular, and was phased out in and replaced with the Les Paul Recording model, which itself was replaced in by the Les Paul Studio model.
A few Professionals shipped in and , though the catalogues had switched to the Recording model by then. The Les Paul Recording was produced from late — the first models shipped in and was re-issued in It was a slightly modified version of the Professional model, and featured the same low-impedance pickups and same body, though with a lighter-colored stain. The plastic plate to label the switches and knobs was larger than the Professional model as well.
Les Paul himself favored the Recording model among all of the guitars to bear his name; it was his main guitar during his years playing at the Iridium Jazz Club and other New York venues. A single sharp cutaway Les Paul-style walnut body, set walnut neck, fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, walnut headstock overlay with gold Gibson logo or Gibson logo branded into the headstock Firebrand, , three-per-side tuners, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, two exposed humbucker pickups, four knobs two volume, two tone , three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, available in Natural Walnut finish, It included such high end items as the Grover tuning keys and the Tune-O-Matic bridge.
Affectionately called by some, "The Coffee Table Burst" because of its natural finish. In , Gibson experienced a decline in electric guitar sales due to strong competition from Fender's comparable but much lighter double-cutaway design, the Stratocaster. In response, Gibson modified the Les Paul line. For , the Les Paul was thinner and much lighter than earlier models, with two sharply pointed cutaways and a vibrato system. However, the redesign was done without Les Paul's knowledge, and he hated the design, so he asked Gibson to remove his name.
The Studio model was introduced in , and is still in production. The guitar is intended for the studio musician; therefore, the design features of the "Les Paul Studio" are centered on optimal sound output and not on flashy appearance.
This model retains only the elements of the Gibson Les Paul that contribute to tone and playability, including the carved maple top and standard mechanical and electronic hardware. The current Studios come with a chambered mahogany body with either a maple or mahogany cap. The entry level Les Paul Studio "faded" has a weight relieved mahogany body and top and a satin finish. In order to guarantee the stability of the tuning and an excellent sustain were introduced the Grover tuners, the self-lubricating nut and the aluminium tune-o-matic bridge.
Gibson also offered the Studio in a "standard" model. This variant was adorned with neck and body binding, ebony fretboard and sunburst paint job. All Studios at the time had dot fretboard markers and a thinner body. It is a semi-acoustic model with f-holes and most with two Alnico humbuckers. A mahogany block runs throughout the body to increase sustain. The Gibson Les Paul HP — which stands for "High Performance" — was introduced in ,  intending to be a Les Paul version featuring the most modern features, like the G-Force automatic tuner, a compound radius fretboard, a titanium adjustable zero-fret nut, and a carved fast access neck heel, similar to the Axcess model.
The guitar came in a special hardshell case, with a polished aluminium finish. The model was slightly modified in ,  when the toggle-switch plate was removed, the knobs changed from ordinary speed knobs to chrome top hat ones, and the pickup rings changed from white to chrome. The model had a major change in ,  with the complete removal of the pickup rings — the pickups were now mounted at the back of the guitar, with two screws for each pickup.
This change made pickup swap noticeably harder, demanding a modification of the mounting piece of each pickup, which had to be bent inwards. The model was again changed in ,  reversing the pickup ring removal. The knobs changed to transpared top hat ones, and the G-Force tuner was removed with locking tuners being added. It was a second generation Robot Guitar , using an updated version of the Powertune self-tuning system produced by Tronical Gmbh.
The Dark Fire also introduced Gibson's Chameleon Tone Technology, a system consisting of onboard electronics designed to simulate various guitar tones. The Dark Fire had one Burstbucker 3 humbucker in the bridge position, a P H at the neck, and a special Tronical-designed piezoelectric tune-o-matic sat in place of the bridge.
The Burstbucker 3 and PH were selected via the three-way selector switch. Gibson supplied a TRS stereo cable that allowed the piezo signal and the magnetic signal to be split between two different amps. The Gibson-owned Epiphone Company makes around 20 models of the Les Paul; most are similar copies of Gibson-made models. Made outside the United States, the Epiphone Les Pauls are made from more commonly available woods using less expensive foreign labor and have less hand detailing than the Gibson models, and as a result sell for a lower price.
Epiphone has been owned by Gibson Guitars since the s. Gibson has produced three Jimmy Page signature models. The first was issued in the mids. It is based on a stock sunburst Les Paul Standard. Several years later, Gibson issued its third Jimmy Page Signature guitar, this one based on Page's 2, issued in a production run of guitars.
Gary Moore created his own signature Les Paul in the early s, characterised by a yellow flame top, no binding and signature truss rod cover. It featured two open-topped humbucker pickups, one with "zebra coils" one white and one black bobbin. Slash has collaborated with Gibson on seventeen signature Les Paul models. The first of these guitars is the Slash "Snakepit" Les Paul Standard, which was introduced by the Gibson Custom Shop in , based on the smoking snake graphic off the cover of Slash's Snakepit 's debut album and a mother of pearl snake inlay covering the length of the ebony fretboard.
An Epiphone version was released as well. Production was limited to It has an Antique Vintage Sunburst finish over a solid mahogany body with a maple top. This guitar is a replica of his Les Paul Standard. An Epiphone version was simultaneously released as well.
An Epiphone version of the guitar was released as well. The finish was produced in only two separate colors, which is Trans Black and Trans White. Only 50 copies of each color were produced. The first was developed in and was customized with an active mid-boost control, black chrome hardware, and a translucent black finish.
This guitar is characterized by Perry's custom "Boneyard" logo on the headstock and a figured maple top with a green tiger finish, and is available with either a stop bar tailpiece or a Bigsby tailpiece. Perry is not sure how, but he lost track of his Les Paul in When he wanted to get the guitar back it was in the possession of Slash which he later used in the music video for November Rain. Perry asked if he could buy back the guitar but Slash refused.
Perry continued to ask about the guitar from time to time, and eventually received the guitar back from Slash as a 50th birthday present in Frampton's original guitar was a Les Paul modified extensively. His guitar was presumed lost in a South American plane crash in , but was returned to Frampton in Gibson used hundreds of photographs of the late blues guitarist's instrument to produce the limited-edition Bloomfield signature. The company produced one hundred Bloomfield models with custom-aged finishes and two hundred more with the company's VOS finishing in They reproduced the tailpiece crack on the aged version, plus the mismatched volume and tone control knobs and the "Les Paul"-engraved truss rod cover on both versions, while including a toggle switch cover.
The headstock was characterized by the kidney-shaped Grover tuning keys installed on the guitar before Bloomfield traded for it. These guitars were modified by Alan Rogan and used extensively on stage and in the studio with The Who. In addition to the two mini-humbuckers the guitar carried, Rogan modified Townshend's originals with a DiMarzio humbucker in the middle.
Toggle switches located behind the guitar's tailpiece turned the pickup on and off and added volume boost. The control knobs were wired for volume, one for each pickup and a master tone. The Ace Frehley signature model released in and re-released in has three double-white DiMarzio pickups, a cherry sunburst finish AAAA , a color image of Frehley's face in his Kiss make-up on the headstock, mother-of-pearl lightning bolt inlays, and Frehley's simulated signature on the 12th fret.
The production run model was only built with DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups. This was one of Gibson's best selling artist runs. The more recent "Budokan" model, intended to pay tribute to the guitar used during the Kiss' first trip to Japan in , features mother-of-pearl block inlays no signature at the 12th fret , Grover machine heads with pearloid banjo buttons, and a grade A maple top.
The guitar was said to have been stolen while Clapton was preparing for the first Cream tour in , following the recording of Fresh Cream , and was long considered an iconic instrument by Clapton's fans. Gibson announced production of the Clapton Standard, also nicknamed the "Beano Burst", in Gibson says the instrument "accurately represents what Eric Clapton personally feels his Les Paul should be", with Clapton consulting on the design of the guitar.
Production is limited but all feature period-correct hardware, two Gibson reproduction PAF humbucking pickups , and subtly figured "antiquity burst" maple tops. Mark Knopfler has a signature model of his Les Paul Standard. In —12, Gibson's Custom Shop made a reproduction of Kossoff's Standard, featuring a so-called "green-lemon" flametop, two-piece carved maple top, mahogany body and neck, Custom Bucker humbucking pickups and kidney-bean shaped Grover tuners similar to those Kossoff had installed on the instrument.
One hundred Kossoff models were made to resemble the guitar at the time of Kossoff's death in , with another in a VOS finish. Marc Bolan of T. Gibson recreated this unique guitar in , producing examples including hand-aged, numbered versions and utilising the vintage original spec process.
The guitars feature a custom finish, referred to by Gibson as "Bolan chablis". However, the suit was based on an Ibanez headstock design that had been discontinued by The case was officially closed on February 2, Those mids guitars later became known as "lawsuit era" guitars. The Edwards and Navigator lines are made in Japan in the vein of the late s and s guitars from Tokai , Burny , and Greco, complete with Gibson style headstocks.
Heritage Guitars , founded in by four long-time Gibson employees when Gibson relocated to Nashville, continues to build guitars at the original factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The court's decision allowed PRS to reintroduce single cutaway versions of its instruments.
In , Gibson lost the trademark for the Les Paul in Finland. According to the court, "Les Paul" has become a common noun for guitars of a certain type. The lawsuit began when Gibson sued Musamaailma, which produces Tokai guitars, for trademark violation. However, several witnesses testified that the term "Les Paul" denotes character in a guitar rather than a particular guitar model.
The court also found it aggravating that Gibson had used Les Paul in the plural form and that the importer of Gibson guitars had used Les Paul as a common noun. The court decision will become effective, as Gibson is not going to appeal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Solid body electric guitar.
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