Gibson 2015 Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar (with Case)

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A Les Paul for the 21st century, Gibson's flame-maple-topped Classic comes hot-rodded with coil-splitting push/pull pots and a +15 dB Turbo Boost toggle.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
'57 Classic humbucking pickup Vintage PAF feel; warmth, depth and distinct edge
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
On-board 15 dB boost Level boost perfect for leads and solos

With the 2015 Les Paul Classic electric guitar, Gibson keeps things classic while adding a boatload of new features! This Les Paul Classic boasts a figured-maple-topped mahogany body, a redesigned mahogany slim taper neck, a wider and smoother rosewood fingerboard, a zero fret adjustable nut, an air-slicing pair of 57 humbuckers (Super 57 and 57 Classic), and an adjustable Tune-o-Matic bridge with titanium saddles. Other little extra treats are a +15 dB boost switch, a coil-splitting switch, a removable pickguard, and Gibson's awesome G FORCE automatic tuning system. And just for 2015, this bad boy boasts a cool Les Paul hologram on the back of the headstock and a commemorative Les Paul 100th birthday signature. They say you can't improve on a classic, but this 21st-century axe will surely add a ton of upgraded sonic force to your performance.

Master luthier Jim DeCola speaks about Gibson's history and their 2015 models:

Mahogany and Maple Tonewoods

Keeping things nice and classic are your Les Paul's maple top and mahogany body. As always, mahogany is such a great wood for a full-bodied dark tone with plenty of resonance. The lower and mid frequencies of your playing will really come through with every single note. Maple adds a pleasant snappiness to your tone with a slightly rounded higher end. These woods are a popular pairing for Les Paul electric guitars, and once you fire this baby up, you'll know why.

Improved Slim Taper Neck

The mahogany neck on your Les read more Paul Classic has been redesigned in an improved slim taper profile that's extremely welcoming to your hand. Mahogany wood will keep your notes going in lasting sustain and provide a smooth transfer of sound over to your axe's body. The rosewood fingerboard on this baby is slightly wider, which gives you a little bit more playing room for farther bends and wider vibratos. The fretboard is also sanded more for a smoother buttery feel.

Secure and Adjustable Tune-o-Matic Bridge

Holding your game down with assurance is your shiny nickel Tune-o-Matic bridge and titanium saddles. Each string on your Les Paul will ring out longer and maintain intonation for greater periods of playing, and this baby can also be adjusted more easily to your personal preference.

G FORCE Automatic Tuning System

If you've ever had a chance to play with Gibson's Min-ETune system, then you'll love what your 2015 Les Paul Classic's G-FORCE automatic tuning system has to offer. Aside from being able to tune all six strings in a single strum, you can also apply alternate tunings as well. If you have an external source that might not be quite in tune, like an old piano, then you can tune each note to that source. This system is reliable and extremely fast, so once you've set up the guitar and calibrated the tuner, you'll never have to worry about tuning on stage taking up time from your set.

Be the Master of Your Sound

This axe puts you in the tonal pilot seat with enough tools at your fingertips to provide a wide spectrum of sonic possibilities. A 15 dB switch allows you to boost your signal for solos or whenever you need a little extra kick, and a coil-splitting toggle switch allows you to seamlessly switch on over to a hot and bright single-coil sound. You won't find yourself short on sonic opportunities with the mad set of modern controls this awesome axe has to offer.


- Figured maple topped mahogany body in Les Paul shape
- Redesigned mahogany slim taper neck
- Wider neck and fingerboard
- Thicker and smoother sanded rosewood fretboard
- Three-point setup for 22 frets of tight action and improved intonation
- Zero fret adjustable nut
- Sleek Pearl inlays
- Commemorative Les Paul 100th birthday signature
- Attractive Les Paul hologram
- Pair of 57 humbuckers (Super 57 and 57 Classic)
- Coil-splitting toggle switch
- Turbo boost switch for an extra 15 dB of output
- Easily removable pickguard
- Improved and easily adjustable Tune-o-Matic bridge with titanium saddles
- G-Force automatic tuning system
- Gibson's 4 Cs plan -- careful attention to weight, top contour, grain purity, and grain depth
- New and improved hardshell case included
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- Body: Mahogany/Traditional body rout
- Top: Figured maple
- Neck: Mahogany SlimTaper
- Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
- Hardware: Nickel Tune-o-Matic
- Finish: Gloss lacquer
- Electronics: Super 57 and 57 Classic
- Plastics: Cream, Max grip gold speed knobs
- Case: Hardshell

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Gibson 2015 Les Paul Classic Guitar

The Classic is back for 2015! Gibson's 2015 Les Paul Classic electric guitar delivers iconic Les Paul looks along with coil splitting and built-in Turbo Boost in a full-size, full-bore Les Paul for an incredible price.

Gibson USA is dedicated to creating the ultimate playing experience through innovation and continuous improvement. From the very beginning, Orville Gibson was committed to this ideal. His vision has been carried on by a number of passionate, creative designers, luthiers and master craftsmen - from Lloyd Loar to Les Paul - to today.

It is in this spirit that Gibson USA has established the business practice of introducing a new model line every year in the fall. Every new Model Year is the culmination of research on how we can make the most advanced guitars.

Eight years in development, the new Gibson G FORCE(TM) improves on the innovations introduced in Min-ETune(TM) with simplified ease of use, an enhanced feature set, and increased speed. Standard on most 2015 models, Gibson G FORCE(TM) provides the best and simplest experience yet in an automatic tuning system.

Gibson USA matches the rarest and finest woods to every guitar. This selection system provides an accurate specification for each guitar's top, back, body carving, and fingerboard, giving you the confidence of knowing exactly what woods our luthiers chose when crafting your new guitar.


- GFORCE Tuning System: Faster, more accurate, additional tunings
- Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for): Added action adjustment
- Upgraded Tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles: Ease of height adjustment and sustain
- Wider neck and fingerboard: Increased playing area with same string spacing
- Comprehensive wood selection and grading: Rarest and finest materials for best instruments
- Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard: Increased mass for sustain
- Pearl Inlays: Better appearance and value
- Smoother sanded, buffed and oiled fingerboard: Improved playability and feel
- 3 Point Setup (Lower Frets, Improved Plek, Intonation): Silky smooth action and bending, improved intonation
- Improved contact output jack: Secure contact and uninterrupted signal
- More robust cables: Stronger signal strength
- Removable Pickguard: Choice with no holes in body
- Les Paul 100th birthday signature: Honoring a true inventive genius
- Les Paul Hologram: Authenticity and tribute
- New & Improved Hardshell Case: Improved protection (up to 15 foot drop), sleek, ergonomic, Made in USA

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted December 27, 2014 by Rob R

"Les paul classic"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is my 3rd purchase with Zzounds and my second Gibson Les Paul. Guitar came quickly with standard shipping and was packaged great. What can I say but its a Gibson Les Paul!, this guitar is Awesome! With the double coil tap pick ups and 15db gain switch you can play any style of music with this guitar. The solid body has great sustain and sweet tones. Came with a very nice hard shell case and as far as dealing with Zzounds I would Highly Highly recommend them and I will continue to purchase with them.

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