The Gibson 2016 Les Paul Voodoo Limited Run Electric Guitar with JuJu finish resurrects the model that was discontinued in 2005, so that a new generation of guitarists can fall in love with its unique style and tonal offerings.
Classic Les Paul body
Though the classic Les Paul single-cutaway body shape may be present, Gibson has elected to employ swamp ash as the body tonewood rather than the usual mahogany and maple partnership, giving the Voodoo a much darker edge than its siblings. The back and top are crafted using two-piece grade A ash, which is finished in the striking JuJu finish that allows the sophisticated wood grain to permeate through. The paintjob is protected by a 30 sheen satin to preserve the finish for as long as possible, whilst upholding a smooth playing feel.
Neck and Fingerboard
Fitted to the body is a single-piece maple neck, which is fixed using a classic mortis and tenon joint for substantial strength, and is reinforced with Titebond adhesive. The neck is shaped to a rounded profile, which creates a substantial feel in the hand without becoming cumbersome or unwieldy. Married to the neck is a richlite fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that are adorned with red acrylic dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The fingerboard is shaped to a 12-inch radius, favoured by Gibson thanks to its gloriously accommodating response with regard to smooth string bends, and flowing movement across the strings.
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 kidney tuning machines with a 14:01 gear ratio upholds tuning integrity with outstanding precision, whilst working harmoniously with the nut to maintain accurate string tension.
The body is home to the zamak tune-o-matic bridge, which is paired with zamak stopbar tailpiece to create a seamless connection between the strings to optimise intonation and sustain. Anodized aluminium strap buttons provide ample grip to hold your strap securely.
Voodoo Humbucking Pickups
To match the striking visual aesthetic of the Voodoo, the pickups are finished in red/black. Using Alnico II magnets and enamel wire, the pickups translate the warmth and lushly textured timbre of the ash exquisitely. From warm cleans to gritty crunch, everything you need to control the pickups lies at your fingertips in the form of a 3-way pickup selector switch, and independent volume and tone controls.
To preserve your new pride and joy at home or on the move, Gibson has included a lavish red snake skin hardshell case. In addition, each model is supplied with a truss rod wrench and Gibson USA owner's manual.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 Les Paul Voodoo Limited Run Electric Guitar Top Material Grade A Ash Body Material Ash Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Richlite Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile Rounded No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Red Acrylic Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-O-Matic Zamak/Stopbar Tailpiece Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Kidney Pickups Neck: Voodoo Rhythm Double Slug Bridge: Voodoo Lead Double Slug Controls Neck Volume Control Neck Tone Control Bridge Volume Control Bridge Tone Control Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish JuJu Included Accessories Voodoo Red Snake Skin Hardshell Case Gibson USA Owner's Manual
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