The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Faded T Electric Guitar bears all the hallmarks of its legendary namesake: sophisticated single-cutaway body profile, sturdy neck, reliable hardware, and dual humbucker pickup layout. However, this stripped back affair is just as much guts as it is glory, and perfect for those who want an affordable model to hit the stage with, whilst still retaining that classic Gibson look and feel.
Classic design without frills
At the heart of this model is the same classic tonewood setup that has been the driving force of the Les Paul's tone for decades - a solid mahogany body with a crisp maple top to supply an exquisite balance of power and precision. To increase playing comfort, the body has been treated to modern weight relief, which takes the back-breaking labour out of every performance, without compromising on that sumptuous Les Paul tone. As previously stated, the faded look may offer a less polished finish than that of pricier models, but it is in no way less eye catching. With a healthy lacquer to finish the job, you can rest assured that it will outshine all its rivals for years to come.
Sturdy and responsive neck
Fitted to the body is a solid maple neck, which has been treated to a slim taper profile to lend its support in creating the most comfortable playing experience. Married to the body is a sublime rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with dot position inlays to aid in your navigation. The single-cutaway body profile allows you to reach the upper frets with ease.
At the top of the neck you'll find the headstock, which is equipped with vintage-style keystone tuners to uphold tuning integrity with precision. The partnership of tuners and Tektoid nut stabilises string tension to maintain the playing feel across each string throughout even the most energetic of performances. Fitted to the body is an aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge with steel thumbwheels, as well as an aluminium stop bar tailpiece with steel posts. The bridge and tailpiece work together harmoniously to optimise intonation and sustain by creating a seamless connection between strings and body.
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Faded T Electric Guitar is fitted with an impressive pickup pairing that includes a 490R in the neck position, and a 490T in the bridge position. Control over the pickups comes via independent volume and tone pots for each pickup, as well as a three-way selector switch. The range of tonal colours you have to paint with is astonishing, with murky muddy, fat saturated lows to impeccably polished highs that sing. Whatever style of music you are tackling, the Les Paul Faded T is more than capable of exceeding your expectations.
To complete the package, the Gibson 2017 Les Paul Faded T Electric Guitar is supplied with a padded gig bag to protect your new pride and joy, as well as get you out on the road asap. Each model also comes with a strap and polishing cloth, to help keep your new guitar in pristine condition.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2017 Les Paul Faded T Electric Guitar Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage-style keystone Pickups Neck: 490R
Controls Neck Volume
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Neck Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Bridge Pickup Included Accessories Gibson Gig Bag
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