Gibson Les Paul Classic Guitar Review :: Electric Guitars Reviews

a bit more faster, aggressive feel and sound while still retaining the essence of the traditional Les Pauls

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The Les Paul Classic modernizes the legendary Gibson Les Paul, offering guitarists the combination of the slim-taper neck of a ’60s Les Paul and the supercharged power of ceramic magnet humbuckers. The result is a screaming fast Les Paul – a new classic for rocking through the twenty-first century.
Great looks aside, the 2003 Gibson Les Paul Classic guitar features a true ’60s slim taper neck and all the adornments which made that model highly sought after including a skillfully carved maple top on a mahogany back perfectly joined to a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. And the Classic goes a few steps farther with green tuning keys, amber top-hat knobs, plain cream pickguard, true ’60s slim-tapered neck, and trapezoid fretboard inlays. Gold hardware on ebony; nickel hardware with all other finishes. Combined with 496R/500T ceramic magnet humbucking pickups, slightly hotter exposed coil pickups than some of the other Les Pauls, this is one scorching musical instrument.
These features give the Gibson Les Paul Classic a bit more aggressive feel and sound while still retaining the essence of the traditional Les Pauls and all the sumptuous ingredients that made the Les Paul name great are in this hot special electric guitar. Includes free Gibson hardshell case.

Features + Technical Specs
Body & HardwareCarved maple top
Mahogany back
Single-ply binding on top
Nickel hardware, Gold available on Ebony
Tune-o-matic bridge, Stopbar tailpiece
Amber Top Hat Knobs
Neck & Headstockmahogany neck
22 fret Rosewood fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.062″
Peghead Pitch: 17
Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.800
Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.875
Heel Length: 0.625
Neck Joint Location: 16
Yellow Pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Single-ply fingerboard binding
1960 Slim taper neck profile
24 3/4″ scale length; 1 11/16″ nut width
Green Key tuners
Electronics & StringsNeck Pickups: 496R ceramic magnet humbucker
Bridge Pickups: 500T ceramic magnet humbucker
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
Brite Wires .010-.046 Strings
FinishesVintage Sunburst, Honey Burst, Wine Red, Ebony
These musical instruments offer includes CaseCase Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud
Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
Case Silkscreen: Silver ‘Gibson USA’ logo

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