The Gibson 2016 Les Paul CM T Electric Guitar with Satin Ebony finish offers hand-made USA craftsmanship at an affordable price. The design offers everything you'd expect from a Les Paul: elegant curves, durable feel in the hand, powerful tonal offerings, and resilient hardware. Whether you're taking a step up from your first model, are looking for a reliable gigging model, or simply want to get your hands on an awesome Les Paul, then this is the one for you.
Cool Les Paul Style
As you'd expect from a Les Paul, the body is shaped to the instantly recognisable single-cutaway shape that has endured for decades. The body is built using mahogany, which is paired with a plain maple top that combines to generate power with articulation that Les Pauls are renowned for. The power and warmth produced by the mahogany is tempered by the crisp character of the maple, whilst the natural grain of the woods shines for all to admire beneath the satin ebony finish.
Neck and Fingerboard
Fitted to the body is a single-piece mahogany neck, which is attached via a mortis and tenon joint for strength that is reinforced with Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. The neck is shaped to a rounded profile to give you hand something substantial to hold on to without feeling cumbersome. Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are adorned with acrylic dot positions inlays to guide your way. The single-cutaway in the body lends itself perfectly to the comfortable playing feel. The fingerboard is shaped to a 12-inch radius - favoured by Gibson as it accommodates string bends smoothly and affords greater freedom of movement across the strings.
Headstock and Hardware
At the top of the neck you'll find the headstock, which is set to Gibson's customary angle of 17-degrees to improve string tension across each string. The self-lubricating Tektoid nut guarantees durability throughout the most taxing of performances, minimising the risk of string breakages. Grover Green Key tuning machines with a 14:01 gear ratio uphold tuning integrity dutifully, whilst working harmoniously with the nut to maintain accurate string tension. The body is home to the satin nickel lightning bar bridge, which anchors each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain.
'61 Zebra Humbucker
Matching the laid-back aesthetic of the CM T, Gibson has tasked a single '61 Zebra humbucker with the role of translating the tonewoods' energy into the smooth and sophisticated Les Paul tone we all know and love. Machine-would enamel wire around an Alnico V magnet, the '61 Zebra is designed to create a balance between the two coils whilst harnessing the higher output of the magnet. Control over the pickup comes in the form of master volume and tone controls that are accessible via the black "Top Hat" knobs
Whether you're practising at home, jamming with mates, and taking to the stage, get your guitar there in style and comfort with the included Gibson padded gig bag. Adjustments can be made using the included truss rod wrench, keep the finish in pristine condition thanks to the polishing cloth, and everything you need for peace of mind can be found in the owner's manual.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 Les Paul CM T Electric Guitar Top Material Plain Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Rounded No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Acrylic Dots Bridge/Tailpiece Satin Nickel Lightning Bar Bridge Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Green Key Pickups Bridge: '61 Zebra Controls Master Volume Master Tone Finish Satin Ebony Included Accessories Black Gig Bag
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