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Gibson Gary Moore BFG Les Paul Signature Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Gibson Gary Moore BFG Les Paul captures the guitarist's radical spirit. With Burstbucker 3 and P-90 pickups, the Gary Moore BFG Les Paul can really rock. (18) Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Gary Moore BFG takes the raw, unrefined power of Gibson's classic BFG and matches it with the look of Moore's personal and legendary Les Paul Standards from the late 1950s, resulting in a beautifully radical Les Paul that certainly embodies Moore's iconic status among the world's finest guitarists. Moore, an Irish guitarist, has collaborated with many artists over the course of his career including Thin Lizzy, B.B. King, The Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne and George Harrison. He has also influenced the guitar styles of Randy Rhodes, John Sykes and Kirk Hammett.

Features

-Gibson logo
- Angled headstock
- Adjustable truss rod
- Gibson's '50s rounded neck profile
- 22-Fret rosewood fingerboard
- Nickel and silver alloy fret wire
- Gibson's set-neck construction
- Mahogany back and maple top
- Chambered body
- Surface texture and Satin Nitrocellulose Lemon Burst Finish
- Gibson's Burstbucker 3 and P-90 pickups
- Gibson's Tune-O-Matic Bridge
- Include Gibson hardshell case

Surface Texture and Satin Nitrocellulose Finish

In almost every respect, the Gary Moore BFG is not an ordinary Les Paul, including the surface and texture of the body and neck. The most powerful, radical Les Paul needed a raw look, so Gibson's designers decided to leave the surface carving marks on the solid maple top and mahogany body, exactly as they appear when they emerge from the rough mill. The body of the Gary Moore BFG Les Paul Signature is then given a Lemon Burst finish that closely resembles the finish on Moore's historic, original Les Pauls. The Gary Moore BFG Les Paul's neck is also given its initial finish, then hand-sanded to yield its own unique worn appearance. A smooth coat of satin nitrocellulose is then applied over the entire guitar, insuring less interference with the natural vibration of the instrument, producing a purer tone, and allowing the wood to breathe and age naturally and properly over the course of its life.

Gibson's Burstbucker 3 and P-90 on the Gibson Gary Moore BFG Les Paul


The Gary Moore BFG Les Paul demanded a pickup configuration as radical as the man himself, and the pairing of Gibson's Burstbucker 3 with the classic P-90 is as intense as it gets. The Burstbucker 3 arrived on the scene in 1990, and, like the Burstbucker 1 and 2, represents Gibson's drive to capture and recreate the characteristics of the vintage Patent Applied For humbuckers of the late 1950s. On the shop floor of the original Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the earliest Gibson PAF humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with varying degrees of output and tone. The Burstbucker line represents those variations, but with some modern appointments.

The Gibson Gary Moore BFG Les Paul's Burstbucker 3 provides historically accurate PAF tone with two slightly overwound coils, creating a raw, airy tone packed with enough punch to cut through any mix. The legendary P-90 black soapbar, introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's truly legendary singlecoil pickup, and offers the soulful, classic tone that only a P-90 can. It delivers more warmth than a standard singlecoil pickup, for high output and sweet treble response. Together, they are one of the most powerful pickup combinations on any Les Paul - and a great fit for the Gibson Gary Moore BFG.

The Gibson Gary Moore BFG Les Paul's '50s Rounded Neck Profile


No guitar neck profiles are more distinguishable than the neck profiles employed on the Gibson models of today. The more traditional '50s neck profile, which is found on the Gary Moore BFG, is the thicker, rounder profile, emulating the same neck shapes found on Moore's personal and original Les Paul Standards from the late 1950s. The neck is machined in Gibson's rough mill using wood shapers to make the initial cuts. But once the fingerboard gets glued on, the rest, including the final sanding, is done by hand. That means there are no two necks with the exact same dimensions. So while it still has the basic characteristics of its respective profile, each neck will be slightly different, with a distinct but traditional feel.

A Chambered Body

There's something about playing a guitar with raw, powerful tone, balance, and weight. One of the ways the expert craftsmen at Gibson USA achieve this equilibrium is by carving carefully mapped-out chambers in the Les Paul's solid mahogany back using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router before the maple top is glued on. The positioning of the routes was established after careful examination of the resonant characteristics of the Les Paul. Gibson approached this process with the awareness that every change to the formula would have repercussions on the instrument's sound. So, in addition to relieving the stress on a player's back and shoulder, these lighter Gibson guitars also enhance the tone palette in a manner unique only to these guitars. The results are comfortable, lightweight guitars that are acoustically louder, with increased sustain and resonance.

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Body
Body Style: Les Paul Carved Top

Body Species: Maple Top Mahogany Back

Neck
Species: Mahogany

Nut: Corian

Nut Width: Standard Gibson: 1.695 inch +/.050 inch

Silkscreen: Gibson Logo + Les Paul Model

Truss Rod: Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod

Truss Rod Cover: Artist's Signature Truss Rod Cover

Fingerboard
Fingerboard Binding: Rosewood

Frets: 22

Scale Length: 24 3/4 inches

Hardware
Plating Finish: Chrome

Tailpiece: Gibson Stop Bar

Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic

Tuners: Grover Kidney

Electronics
Neck Pickup: P-90

Bridge Pickup: Zebra Burstbucker 3

Pickup Covers: On P-90

Controls:
- 2 Volume
- 2 Tone
- 3-Way Toggle

Control Knobs: Amber Tophat/Gold Tophat Silver Insert Mix

Control Pocket Cover: Clear

Special Features: Kill Switch

Included Case
Type: Gibson Hardshell

Case Interior: White

Case Exterior: Black

Silkscreen: Gibson USA Logo
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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