Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017
Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic Gold Top c. 2017
$ 1,959.00

The Gibson Les Paul has long been regarded as the "Hammer Of Thor" in the rock guitar world. The long list of endorsers reads like a "who's who?" from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Clapton, Beck, Bloomfield, Kossoff, Green, Page...The elite of rock royalty have cut their teeth on the legendary Lester tone.

This Gibson Les Paul Classic was built in 2017 and is something of a more cost effective version of Gibson's Historic 1960 reissue, albeit, with a few modern touches to enhance playability and reliability. All the looks, all the tone, half the price. This one sports a slim taper 60's neck profile with rolled fretboard edges, a classic gold top finish, Grover tuners, 57 Classic and 57 Classic Plus pickups and a ton of attitude. This Les Paul weighs in at a reasonably light 9 lb. 4 oz. and has very little overall play wear There are a few very minor impressions and dimples but no cracks, breaks or heavy wear. The frets show virtually no wear. She's solid.

All of the classic Les Paul tones are in here; buttery smooth, woolly neck pickup, reedy, jangly middle position and a sweet, snarling yet biting bridge pickup. Don't have the cash for a Gibson VOS or True Historic? No problem. Birdhouse has you covered with this Les Paul Classic.

FEATURES

Body

  • Body shape: Les Paul
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Select finish
  • Orientation: Right Hand

Neck

  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Neck finish: Select finish

Fretboard

  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.695"

Pickups

  • Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
  • Neck: Zebra '57 Classic
  • Middle: N/A
  • Bridge: Zebra '57 Classic Plus
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Hand-wired with orange drop capacitors.

Controls

  • Control layout: 2 volumes, 2 tones
  • Pickup switch: 3-way switch
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
  • Bridge design:
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Locking Kidneys
  • Color: Nickel