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Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar (with Case), Ebony

Gibson hot-rodded this Les Paul! You get zebra-coil '57 Classic and coil-tappable Super '57 humbuckers, a 15 dB boost toggle, Orange Drop tone cap, and more. (16) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Traditional weight relief Balanced feel, maintains the tone of the wood
Orange Drop capacitors Delivers great high-end sparkle and warmth
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones
Don't think for a second that if you've seen one Les Paul, you've seen them all. You'll do yourself a great disservice by missing out on one of 2014's most exciting guitars: The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic. A versatile workhorse guitar that's fit for any occasion, this Les Paul is a player's dream, offering classic looks, rich tone, collectible value -- and new-for-2014 features.

The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic has hardware and features you might expect in a $4,000 guitar -- but costs half that. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own 120 years of guitar-building excellence!

Learn more about the Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic:


Mahogany Body and Neck with Figured Maple Top

Constructed in the image of the original Les Paul Standard, the Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic features a solid mahogany body with traditional weight relief for the ultimate in rich tone and comfort. You'll be sure to turn heads with the Les Paul Classic's gorgeous carved figured-maple top -- highly prized for its looks, density and tone.

The glued-in mahogany neck gives you endless sustain, allowing the entire guitar to sing with maximum wood volume, while the '60s neck profile is perfect for moving across the frets quickly in leads, bends, and complex chords.

Rosewood Fretboard, GraphTech Nut and Custom Inlay

The bound rosewood fretboard pairs beautifully with the maple top's tone, offering warm, complex overtones that enhance the tonal beauty of this incredible guitar. At the top of the fretboard, you'll find a GraphTech nut. A third-party alternative to a standard plastic nut, this upgraded nut provides sturdy string positioning and all the tonal benefits of ivory in a synthetic material that is more sustainable, consistent and reliable.

22 cryogenically treated frets allow you to bend, squeal, sweat, and abuse your frets without fearing premature degradation and corrosion. Gibson luthiers undercut these frets and placed them over the neck binding, allowing you to fly across the fretboard without coming into contact with the fret edges. The fretboard is finished off with traditional trapezoid inlays and a commemorative "120th Anniversary" 12th fret inlay, making this Les Paul an instant collector's item -- at a gigging musician's price.

Pickups: '57 Classic Humbucker + Coil-Tappable Super '57

There is just something about the '57 Classic humbucking pickup and the Les Paul -- their tonal flavors just work together in harmony. So, how does Gibson expand the sonic palette of the Les Paul without abandoning the recipe that makes it great? With the Super '57! The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic features a standard '57 Classic humbucker in the neck position, and updates the bridge slot with a Super '57.

The Super '57 is a four-conductor version of the '57 Classic, with a hotter output. The Super '57 also gives you the option of splitting the humbucker into a single-coil pickup via its push-pull volume control. The pairing of the '57 Classic and souped-up Super '57 puts a world of tone at your fingertips, and adds to the versatility and workhorse mentality of this art-piece-quality instrument.

+15 dB Gain Toggle Switch and Orange Drop Tone Capacitor

You may have asked yourself where the Les Paul Classic's second tone control is. Always thinking ahead of the curve, Gibson has incorporated a +15 dB toggle switch that gives you an instant gain boost, further expanding your tonal options. Looking for a tone somewhere between clean and full-on distortion? Simply toggle your +15 dB boost to overdrive your preamp tubes for a harmonically rich, crunchy tone that retains all the fullness of your amp's clean channel, with just the right amount of dirt.

As any experienced player knows, a single-coil pickup typically has a much lower output than a humbucker. Here's where the +15 dB gain switch really comes in handy: if you split your bridge humbucker and engage the gain boost, you'll be wielding incredible single-coil tone that doesn't suffer from a drop in gain. This is essential for players who want to keep saturation, gain, and effects mixes consistent, all while wildly altering their tone on the fly.

Gibson has also incorporated one of the most sought-after aftermarket mods of all time: the Orange Drop capacitor. The Orange Drop cap allows you to roll off the high frequencies smoothly while keeping a consistent rolloff characteristic across the tone knob's range. As an example, the reduction in high-frequency content from 10 to 8 is the same amount of reduction you'll hear from 4 to 2. We won't bore you with the math, but trust us -- it's what you want in a tone pot.

Tune-o-Matic Bridge, Kluson Deluxe and Larger Strap Buttons

The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic comes with a standard chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, maximizing sustain and ensuring string position integrity. Kluson tuners offer classic style with maximum tuning stability, and enlarged strap buttons keep your strap in position, no matter how wildly you play your Les Paul. Rounded off with vintage creme binding, pickguard and pickup rings, this guitar oozes with vintage attitude -- but screams with modern tone.

Here's to Another 120 Years!

As music progresses, musicians need their tools to be as capable and inclusive as possible. The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic meets the demands of gigging musicians, while retaining the classic style and vibe sought after in the relics of the past. With an array of electronics that deliver a wide range of tones, the 2014 Les Paul Classic is at home in any situation.

The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Classic captures the vibe and feel of the late '50s "Burst" Les Pauls that redefined the rock and roll sound and established the Les Paul as an iconic instrument. This innovative guitar celebrates the legacy of 120 years of Gibson guitars, and offers new enhancements that put it on track for another 120 years of prominence.

Features:

- '57 Classic and coil-tappable Super '57 pickups
- +15 dB boost toggle
- Orange Drop capacitors
- Larger no-slip strap buttons
- Gold Max Grip Speed Knobs
- GraphTech nut
- Corrosion-resistant undercut frets
- Vintage neck binding
- Full PLEK setup
- Commemorative 120th Anniversary 12th fret inlay

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- Body: Mahogany /"Traditional" weight relief
- Top: A Figured Maple except EB color
- Neck: Mahogany
- Profile: '60s SlimTaper (.800 at 1st- .875 at 12th)
- Radius: 12"
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260
- Material: TekToid
- Width: 1.695
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays, Undercut fret over binding
- Hardware: Chrome Tune-o-Matic, Kluson
- Model: TonePros Vintage-Style with Perloid Buttons
- Plating: Chrome
- Tuning Ratio: 16:1
- Electronics: '57 classic zebra coil pickups, push/pull coil split on each volume pot, 15 db Turbo boost mini-toggle, master tone pot with Orange drop capacitors
- Plastics: Cream, Max grip gold speed knobs
- Case: Vintage Brown Hardshell
- Exterior: Historic Brown w/Gibson Logo
- Interior: Plush Pink
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Lemon Burst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Seafoam Green
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Wine Red
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
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Product Description

Orville Gibson invented the archtop guitar in 1894. Gibson unveiled the world's most desirable solidbody electric guitar in 1952. Now 120 years after it all started, Gibson USA brings you this incarnation of the Les Paul in a next-generation guitar that marries legendary tone and feel with 21st century innovation -- and astounding value.

The Les Paul Classic 2014 captures all the essential elements that made the vintage "Burst" the icon that it is, while adding a host of features released to coincide with Gibson USA's 120th Anniversary celebration, making it a superbly versatile guitar for today's player. The package includes larger no-slip strap buttons, gold Max Grip Speed Knobs, a GraphTech nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, undercut frets over neck binding, a full PLEK setup, a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret, and a vintage-brown hardshell case with pink lining.

The Les Paul Classic's hot-modded electronics take it from this impressive foundation to a whole other level. Two upgraded zebra-coil pickups with push-pull coil splitting, a built-in 15 dB boost on a mini-toggle switch, and a master tone pot with Orange Drop capacitor yield an astounding array of tones. The legendary pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with vintage Tone Pro Keys, anchor it all down for optimum resonance and sustain. Add it up, and the Les Paul Classic 2014 offers unbeatable value in a cutting-edge update of the iconic Les Paul Standard.

Body and Neck

The Les Paul Classic 2014 is crafted in the image of the original Les Paul Standard. It's made from a solid mahogany back with traditional weight relief for a lighter strapped-on feel, with a carved figured maple top (other than guitars finished in Ebony). It has a glued-in mahogany neck with a 60's profile. The bound rosewood fingerboard is topped with a GraphTech nut, and carries 22 cryogenic-treated frets for long life and corrosion resistance, undercut frets over neck binding, with traditional trapezoid inlays and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.

Pickups and Electronics

The guitar carries a pair of legendary Gibson humbuckers, a '57 Classic in the neck position and a hotter Super 57 in the bridge. They have independent volume controls with push-pull coil splitting, a built-in 15 dB boost on a mini-toggle switch, a master tone pot with Orange Drop capacitor, and a three-way selector switch.

Hardware

A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, while vintage Tone Pro keys provide outstanding tuning stability. Enlarged strap buttons keep your guitar secure throughout the set. Vintage-cream binding, pickguard, and pickup rings provide a visual link to the Les Pauls of the '50s, while Max Grip gold speed knobs keep you sure-fingered on the controls.

Case and Coverage

The Les Paul Classic 2014 comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case with pink lining, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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Sound: The classic 57 and Super 57 pickups sound incredible. Having owned a 2014 studio for a short time, I wasn't very excited about the coil split, but the LP Classic's coil split sounds great, much more of a Les Paul p90 sound when split(don't expect strat tones from this body type). Feature: The Weight relief is nice. do keep in mind though, that you can pcik your model on ZZounds, and the weights I saw varied from 8.4 lbs to 10.1lbs. If you prefer the heaver feel, go for it. DB Boost switch is nice, and helps push tubes harder(At bedroom level, this is a nice feature, but beware when using on clean channel). I see using it more as always on or off, than for soloing, as the switch is a bit awkward to hit while playing(for me anyways). Quality: The quality really shows in this product, from the finish, to the feel. Set up was great out of the box, I didn't have to adjust the neck, action, or intonation. Just tune up, and rock out. Value: This is a great value. If you are die hard LP traditionalist(wanting NIBs and a fourth tone control), you'll want to make the step up to Traditional. I've played a lot of Fenders in my day, so I'm used to just one tone control. That being said, this is the best guitar I've ever owned, and totally worth the money(you get what you pay for). Also the case is really nice. The Wow Factor: This guitar definitely has wow factor visually and sonically. Overall: I got the Vintage Sunburst model about a week ago, and have since put the guitar through it's paces. I had returned a 2014 studio, so making the jump to this price and level held pretty high expectations, and it passed them. I couldn't be happier.
Style of Music: styles i enjoy playing: post-punk, stoner/doom/grunge, classic rock
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Overall: Got a 'blemished' model, couldn't really see any problems other than some fingerprints. Saved $600 doing it this way - highly recommend looking for these bargains! Got delivery of this ax a week ago (thanks zZounds shipping, amazing and quick). Opened the box. Tuned it up and rocked. Fit, finish and set-up were spot on. I haven't even changed the strings yet or made any intonation or action adjustments, it just was perfect out of the box, and I consider myself to be VERY picky about these things. Finish is pretty. I got vintage sunburst. Nice and Glossy. The top has a 'slight' flame in the maple which is nice and purdy.... the '57 classic pickups are amazing, the neck has a warm bluesy sound and the bridge has a little extra punch for some balls-out rock! the coil taps take you into Fender-ish territory. The 15db boost switch sounds great but I am more inclined to play without it and use pedals for boost, either way, the options are there and that is an awesome thing. There are no bad sounding settings on this guitar. Even the bridge pickup tapped sounds great, not shrill as one might expect. This guitar sustains for days. Due to the density and weight of the wood I'm sure, it has that classic Lester Paulster Sustainer! Pro Tip: Put the pickup selector in the middle, playing both pickups, then tap just the neck pickup... most amazing clean rhythm tone I have ever heard! I play through a fender Supersonic 22 with a bunch of pedals... sounds great on any setting. Con: This thing is ridiculously heavy. 9.2 pounds on my scale, as opposed to 5-6 pounds for most of my other guitars (Gibson SG, Fender Tele and Strat). I will be purchasing a new strap with more shoulder support. Seriously, this thing will give you back aches and I know it's weight relieved... Don't think I could play one that wasn't!!! Besides the weight. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this guitar to anyone that can afford the relatively high price tag (but way better value that the Standard and Traditional models). It will do any type of music justice. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Big Band... whatever, this thing will do it. If I had to get rid of all my guitars but one, which is a lot of guitars (I have an addiction), I would keep this one, it's absolutely phenomenal. BUY IT!!! CLICK THE BUTTON NOW!!! GET IT!!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!!????
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass
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