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Gibson Les Paul Standard Figured Koa Electric Guitar (with Case)

This unique, eye-catching koa Les Paul boasts upgraded BurstBucker Pro 1 and 2 humbuckers with coil splitting, phase reversal and Pure Bypass switching. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Koa top Unique, beautiful look; great tone and clarity
BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones
Black block position inlays Classic, vintage look and upgraded quality

Topped with Figured Koa, this Les Paul is Anything but Standard!

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Figured Koa is a frighteningly beautiful instrument, delivering more power and punch than most other Les Pauls. It's distinguished first and foremost by its richly figured koa top -- the first Les Paul ever to be appointed with this gorgeous wood! The complex grain of this wood is augmented by the light glossy finish on top, and seduces the eye immediately.

Beyond the koa top, this guitar benefits from all of the masterful design specs and details that makes all Les Paul Standards such incredibly satisfying instruments to play.

Solid Features Throughout

The Gibson Les Paul Standard adopts many of the innovations that Gibson pioneered over the years. The result is a lighter, faster instrument, with more tonal power. The set mahogany neck is an asymmetrical '60s SlimTaper profile with a compound radius design. This means that notes sustain better at every point in the bound rosewood fingerboard than on a traditional neck profile. The locking TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and precise intonation on each string, while a set of high-quality locking Grover kidney-button tuners locks them squarely into place.

BurstBucker Pro: A Precious Pickup Revisited

The distinguishing feature of the Gibson Les Paul Standard is its pair of BurstBucker Pro pickups: a BurstBucker Pro 1 in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro 2 in the bridge.

The BurstBucker Pro was introduced by Gibson to bring more power to the vintage sound of Gibson's popular BurstBucker, with the addition of an Alnico 5 magnet and wax potting. The original BurstBuckers (released in 2000) captured the subtly varied tones of historically accurate "unmatched" bobbin windings and an Alnico 2 magnet. In 2002, Gibson responded to the overwhelming popularity of these new pickups with the Alnico 5 BurstBucker Pro. When you plug it in and play, you'll notice how the tone has more bite and character than the super-smooth Gibson '57 Classics. The wax potting on these BurstBuckers Pros also distinguishes it from its predecessor, ensuring no squeal from the pickups, even at high output levels.

Push/Pull Coil Taps and More

The tonal versatility of this instrument goes even further with Push/Pull Tone knobs on each pickup, allowing you to independently split the coils and obtain single-coil tones from your humbuckers! You can pull the neck pickup's tone control for reverse-phase tones, or pull the bridge pickup's tone knob to tap Gibson's new Pure Bypass setting. The latter allows that pickup to route directly to the output for a hotter signal.

Features:

- Mahogany body with traditional weight relief
- Figured koa top
- BurstBucker Pro 1 pickup in the neck position
- BurstBucker Pro 2 pickup in the bridge position
- Mahogany neck with '60s SlimTaper measurements
- Bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
- TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar
- Locking Grover Kidney Tuners
- Plush-lined hardshell case included

With its stunning koa top and pair of BurstBucker Pros, this Les Paul is truly a special and unique instrument from Gibson.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body: Mahogany /"Modern" weight relief
- Top: 4 different top species alternating months
- Neck: Mahogany, Asymmetrical '60s Slim taper
- Fingerboard: Compound radius Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
- Hardware: Tone pro locking Tune-o-Matic bridge and tailpiece, Locking Grover tuners
- Electronics: Burst Bucker Pro 1+2 , Push/Pull Coil Taps, Phase changing and Pure Bypass
- Special Notes: Reverse polarity rear pickup for authentic single coil combinations
- Case: Hardshell
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Figured Koa Electric Guitar features a figured Koa top, a first for the Les Paul. Koa not only provides a unique, beautiful look but it also has a great tone with superb clarity and bite. Burst Bucker Pro 1 and 2 humbuckers with Push/Pull Coil Taps, Phase changing and Pure Bypass gives you huge versatility from PAF humbucker tone to punchy single coil tone.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Stunning Paul"
Overall: If youre worried that the Koa top is gonna affect the tone negatively, don't... Not only does it sound just as good as my '04 Standard, but its not as heavy, and much more enjoyable to play. The top is a real eye catcher. Flame maple is great, but this is unique, and rare... Not everyone is gonna have one like this, and I like to be different from everyone else ;) I love the coil tap/out of phase feature. It really opens the door on a lot of cool tones that you cant get out of a regular Paul. And the locking tuners really help keep it in tune! Also, the fretwork is superb. I really love the PLEK system. I had to do very little tweaking on this setup. The tone of this guitar is exactly what you'd expect form a Les Paul. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a Paul that not everyone has.
Style of Music: Rock, classic rock, 80s metal, country, blues
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