The Gibson 2015 CS7 is a modernised version of the classic 1959 Les Paul guitar with a stunning gold top finish. This custom shop model is an icon and now has modern VOS appointments which make it a truly top axe. The CS7 has all the vintage tone you would expect from a 1950s style Les Paul thanks to the Custom Bucker pickups, and its striking Antique Gold top finish just doesn’t get any better than this.
STUNNING BODY AND TONEWOODS
The CS7’s body, back and sides are fully constructed from solid mahogany making it just as authentically designed as its counterparts of the 1950s. When the Les Paul was first created in 1959 by Gibson, the manufacturing process was very different to how it is now, nonetheless, the solid mahogany body still offers just as much premium quality as it did back then for the ultimate vintage sound.
Aboard the solid mahogany body is a plain maple top with VOS surface texture finished with a dazzling, classic gold top which is one of the most famous finishes on a historical Gibson model such as this. With said stunning finish and 50s single cream binding, the CS7 Les Paul is perfectly vintage in both sound and appearance.
SINGLE-PIECE MAHOGANY NECK
The single-piece mahogany neck is fitted to the body with a classic Mortise and Tenon joint which is further secured using hide glue, which many believe to be a better adhesive as it hardens more and more as time goes on, making for a strong and reliable playing experience. As the CS7 is an updated remake of a 1950s model, it’s only right that it has a ‘50s style Les Paul neck profile which is firmly attached to the guitar via a traditional Mortise and Tenon joint.
Married to the mahogany neck is a 22-fret solid Indian Rosewood fingerboard adorned with Nitrocellulose Trapezoid inlays to guide you up and down the frets with ease.
To the top of the guitar at the headstock are Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green single band tuning keys which fit both the colour and performance specifications of the original and work to a 12:1 gear ratio.
CUSTOM BUCKER PICKUPS
Gibson have kitted the CS7 out with two exceptional Custom Bucker pickups which have been custom-wound to fully retain the PAF ‘50s chiming sounds that guitarists talk of when they’re thinking about a genuine Les Paul. The Custom Buckers are the most accurate copies of the original PAF historic pickups, so every note will have a vintage feel.
The lower part of the body is equipped with a Tune-o-Matic ABR bridge with thumbwheels and a lightweight, aluminium tailpiece which all work together to produce a richer tone and great sustain.
The Gibson CS7 ‘50s Style Les Paul Standard electric guitar is also supplied with a Gibson Reissue Brown case which has a solid, durable exterior with a lavish pink fur lined interior to provide ultimate protection whether on the road or in storage.
Manufacturer Gibson Model CS7 '50s Style Les Paul Standard VOS Top Material Plain Maple Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood Pickups Custom Buckers Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Included Accessories Hardcase & Certificate of Authenticity Tuners Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green single band Inlays Trapezoid Neck Profile1950’s style Les Paul No. of Frets22 BridgeABR Tune-o-Matic BridgeNickel-plated Controls2x Volume, 2x Tone, Pickup Switch Pickup Switching3 way
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