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Gibson Limited Edition 1960s Les Paul Classic Plus Electric Guitar with Case

Blazing with hight-output humbuckers and an array of exotic finishes, the Gibson 1960s Les Paul Classic Plus is a classic Les Paul with a modern edge. (8) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Classic Plus electric guitar is a powerful embodiment of a legendary guitar that looks every lick as good as it sounds! Crafted from premium tonewoods, the Les Paul Classic Plus carries a highly figured Grade-AA maple top, which looks absolutely stunning beneath your choice of amazing finishes, all in high-gloss, hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer.

Classic Les Paul Standard appointments such as acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays and cream body and neck binding are accompanied by a deceptively powerful pair of humbuckers mounted 'open-coil' for a modified look that sits great with the guitar's lack of pickguard, which also serves to show off the Les Paul Classic Plus's gorgeous wood. And, to top it all off, it has a slim '60s neck profile!

Features

- Genuine mahogany body with AA figured western maple top
- Mahogany neck with '60s SlimTaper neck profile
- Baked Maple fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
- High-output Ceramic 496R and 500T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
- Vintage-style TonePros tuners with push-in bushings and 14:1 tuning ratio

Tonewoods

As with the best Gibson Les Pauls crafted since the early '50s, the Les Paul Classic Plus starts with the legendary tonewood pairing of a solid carved Grade-AA maple top glued to a Grade-A mahogany body, strategically chambered to enhance resonance and reduce weight. Marrying maple's clarity and definition to mahogany's richness and depth produces a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched.

The resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Optimum playability is ensured by your choice of rounded '50s or slim '60s neck profile and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for choke-free string bending. The guitar's 22-fret fingerboard is made from baked maple, a heat-treated hardwood that offers a clear tone and extreme durability.

Electronics

To pump up all this tonal goodness to the max, Gibson loads the Les Paul Classic Plus with a pair of its hottest humbucking pickups. The 496R in the neck position is wound with 42-AWG wire like a traditional PAF for rich, warm, vocal-like tones, but carries a ceramic magnet for enhanced punch and clarity.

The 500T in the bridge position is a more formidable beast altogether, wound with finer 43-AWG wire to pack the coils to the max and built with a ceramic magnet for scorching leads, endless sustain and willing feedback.

Hardware

A pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensures that the Les Paul Classic Plus has solid sustain and accurate intonation, while a set of vintage-style TonePros tuners with pearloid buttons looks great and makes tune-up a breeze.

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Body

- Top: Maple
- Back: Mahogany
- Body Type: Traditional Weight Relief
- Binding: Cream
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck

- Species: Mahogany
- Profile: ''60s SlimTaper
- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
- Joint Angle: 5 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

- Joint: Mortise and Tenon
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch

Fingerboard

- Species: Baked Maple
- Frets: 22
- Radius: 12 inches
- Scale Length: 24.75 inches
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260 inches
- Binding: Cream
- Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoids

Nut

- Material: Corian
- Width: 1.695
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock

- Logo: Mother of Pearl 'Gibson' Logo with Gold scripted 'Les Paul Model' Silkscreen
- Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell with Gold 'Classic' Engraving

Tuners

- Model: TonePros Vintage Pearloid with Push-in Bearings and Keystone Buttons
- Plating: Nickel
- Tuning Ratio: 14:1

Bridge

- Type: Tune-O-Matic
- Material: Zamak
- Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece

- Type: Stop Bar
- Material: Zamak
- Plating: Chrome

Hardware

- Knobs: Gold Top Hat with Dial Pointers
- Pickguard: Cream (Comes Unmounted)
- Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Imprint
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
- Control Plate Cover: Black Plastic
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups

- Neck: Uncovered 496R (Ceramic)
- Bridge: Uncovered 500T (Ceramic)

Electronics

- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
- Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
- Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
- Toggle Switch: Three-way Toggle with White Plastic Tip
- Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch

Finish

- Sealer: Nitrocellulose
- Surface Texture: High Gloss
- Process: 1-1.5 mils

Case

- Type: Gibson Hardshell
- Case Exterior: Black
- Case Interior: White Plush
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (8 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great price point Gibson"
Overall: Fantastic guitar for the price. This is what i call a mid-range price point guitar from Gibson. I really wanted to get the standard, but settled for the Classic Plus. For the most part the Standard has some additional electronic options (splitting, phase reverse, etc...) none of which i use so i couldnt justify paying for it. Plus it complicates thing if you want to swap out pickup down the road. I have owned the guitar for about 2wks now, and i really love it. The 60's neck profile is perfect, and the vintage burst looks sharp. I also like that they didnt paint the back of the guitar, so you can see the natural wood thru the stain. This is my first LP and overall id say im very happy with my purchase.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Rock, Metal
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The best Les Paul I've ever owned!!!!!!!!!!"
Overall: I used to say that about the 1997 Les Paul Classic I had about 15 years ago. This one is every bit as good, but the AA maple top gives this one the edge. The top on this guitar is gorgeous, and the finish is flawless. The 1960's slim taper neck is by far the smoothest, fastest feeling neck Gibson has ever produced. The 496R and 500T pickups pump out all the tone I could want. I have a Fender with DiMarzio Air Classic and Super Distortion Humbuckers, and a couple of Jacksons with Seymour Duncan Jazz and Distortion humbuckers. With the amp and effercts setting exactly the same, this guitar blows all of them away in terms of tone. I'll definitely be getting rid of all of my other guitars and buying another Les Paul Classic Plus!!!!!
Style of Music: Rock, metal, blues, jazz.
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