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Gibson HR Les Paul Traditional 12-String Electric Guitar (with Case)

Get the unmistakable chime of an electric 12-sting guitar with the familiar looks, feel, and tone of a Gibson Les Paul. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Gibson USA merges its 12-string expertise with a legendary electric for what might be the most powerful-sounding and best-playing rendition of the breed ever created: the Les Paul Traditional 12-String. Gibson has a long and glorious history of crafting top-notch electric 12-string guitars, from the elegant ES-335-12 of 1965, to the EDS-1275 that enabled Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to segue seamlessly from the 12-string intro to "Stairway to Heaven" to the ripping 6-string solo in live performance.

A Beautiful Finish

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional 12-String is equipped with all the hallmarks of the popular Les Paul Traditional, including its legendary tonewoods, groundbreaking hardware complement and sensational humbucking pickups, with minor alterations to make it a solid and smooth-playing 12-string electric. To top it all off, the Les Paul Traditional 12-String is available in your choice of the three most popular Les Paul finishes-Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Goldtop and Ebony Black-all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and complemented with traditional vintage-cream binding and pickguard and gold speed knobs.

Legendary Build and Make

Like all of the finest Les Pauls, the Les Paul Traditional 12-String starts with a body made from choice mahogany, weight relieved for your comfort, and capped with a carved maple top (Grade-A maple used beneath the Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish). This combination offers a time-tested marriage of tonewoods that combines the best elements of mahogany's depth and richness and maple's clarity and definition. To this foundation, Gibson USA adds a glued-in grade-A maple neck for the extra stability demanded by the string tension of this 12-string model. The neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s profile that measures .800-inches deep at the 1st fret and .875-inches at the 12th, and is topped with a grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays. In order to accommodate six extra strings without cramping your playing style, Gibson USA ekes out a little extra real estate on the 'board by extending the width of the PLEK-cut Corian nut to 1.750-inches. The extended headstock remains true to Les Paul style, with a mother-of-pearl Gibson inlay and gold "Les Paul Model" silkscreen, a truss-rod cover engraved with "Traditional," and 12 high-quality Mini Grover tuners.

Chime-Ready Pickups

The pickups are the final key factor in blasting the Les Paul Traditional 12-String through sonic territory into which 12-string electric guitars rarely venture. A '57 Classic in the neck position and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge provide singing chime, sweet in-between tones, or brilliant leads at the flick of a three-way switch, providing more guts and glory than you've ever heard in a 12-string before. Both pickups are made in the style of Gibson's legendary PAF humbuckers, with Alnico 2 magnets and 42 AWG wire, with extra turns in the bridge pickup's coils for added grind and gusto. An iconic Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, both modified for the 12-string, provide firm anchors for excellent resonance and sustain, and easy intonation adjustment. All in all, it's a classic "Traditional" electric 12-string, and one of the most powerful and versatile 12s ever produced.

Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

Features:

- Choice Mahogany body with carved Maple top
- Grade-A maple neck with fast, comfortable '60s profile
- Powerful '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus pickups in the neck and bridge
- Modified 12-string 'Tune-o-matic' bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- High-quality Mini Grover tuners

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Body:
-- Top: maple
-- Back: mahogany
-- Body Type: traditional weight relief
-- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
-- Binding: cream

Neck:
-- Species: maple
-- Profile: '60s Thin
-- Truss Rod: traditional adjustable
-- Joint Angle: 5 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
-- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
-- Neck Fit
-- Joint: Mortise & Tenon
-- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
-- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 in.

Fingerboard:
-- Species: rosewood
-- Frets: 22
-- Radius: 12"
-- Scale Length: 24.75"
-- Nut/E.O.B: 1.75" / 2.26"
-- Inlays: figured acrylic trapezoid
-- Binding: cream

Nut:
-- Material: Corian
-- Width: 1.75"
-- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock:
- Logo: Mother of Pearl "Gibson" Logo and scripted "Les Paul Model" silkscreen
- Truss Rod Cover: black and white Antique Bell with "Traditional" imprint

Tuners:
-- Model: Mini Grover
-- Tuning Ratio: 14:1
-- Plating: chrome

Bridge:
- Type: 'Tune-O-Matic' Style - Notched
- Material: Zamak
- Plating: chrome

Tailpiece:
-- Type: 12 String stopbar
-- Material: Zamak
-- Plating: chrome

Hardware:
- Knobs: gold speed knobs
- Pickguard: Les Paul standard cream
- Pickup Mounting Rings: cream
- Toggle Switch Washer: cream with gold
- Control Plate Cover: black plastic
- Strings: .010 - .046, genuine Gibson strings
- Strap Buttons: aluminum

Pickups:
-- Neck Position: '57 Classic (Alnico II)
-- Bridge Position: '57 Classic Plus (Alnico II)

Electronics:
-- Potentiometers: 2 volume controls 2 tone controls
-- Type: 300k linear volume, 500k non-linear tone
-- Coil Wiring: machine wound
-- Toggle Switch: three-way with cream plastic tip
-- Output Jack: traditional 1/4 in.

Finish:
-- Sealer: nitrocellulose
-- Process: 1-1.5 mils
-- Case
-- Type: Les Paul 12-String hardshell
-- Case Exterior: black

- Additional Materials: Each Les Paul Traditional 12 String comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar's Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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Overall: Does exactly what the name implies. the 57's make it very responsive and bright. the 12 strings create a LOT of sound. A little difficult to handle at first. Not mellow. Really hot-rodded. Definitely a new experience.
Style of Music: blues, country
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