The Gibson USA 2015 Les Paul Less Plus electric guitar has some pretty nifty appointments that sit alongside classic features to create an impressive piece of craftsmanship. Whether you're new to the instrument, or are a seasoned pro, the Less Plus will blow you away.
Classic Les Paul design
The body has been crafted using a classic Gibson tonewood partnership with mahogany used in the back to create the robust mid to low-end growl, and figured maple top to add high end sensitivity and cut through with striking clarity. The mahogany has been treated to a traditional rout, which lightens the load of the Less Plus whilst retaining the tonewood's crucial timbre and power. The body is very easy to wield, which is great for beginners who are building up playing stamina. Touring player's backs will appreciate the weight relief too. The sublime Fireburst finish shines proudly - especially under hot stage lights -, whilst a protective layer of gloss lacquer keeps it preserved for years to come.
Comfortable neck shape
A hardy mahogany neck is fitted to the body, providing the perfect platform to run your hands along, with the rounded C profile delivering a substantial feel in the hand. Married to the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, home to 22 highly playable frets, and bound to create a smooth playing feel. As with other 2015 models, the neck and fingerboard are now slightly wider (0.050 per side) in order to increase playing comfort and improve the execution of strings bends. Not only that, but every fingerboard is smoother thanks to a new sand/buffering application, as well as a new oil treatment.
Peerless Gibson tones
The Gibson USA 2015 Les Paul Less Plus has been fitted with a pickup complement of '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers in double black exposed coils - in the neck and bridge positions respectively. If you're not already familiar with these pickups, they're modelled closely on Gibson's coveted Patent Applied For (PAF) pickups. Based around an Alnico II magnet, the '57 Classic has balanced coils that give these beauties a slightly richer tone, whilst the enamel-coated wiring ensures that at higher gain, these two pups maintain their consistency very well. Gibson have enabled coil-splits on both pickups, allowing you to pull single-coil tones from the pickups and expand the tonal versatility of the '57s even further. Whatever style of music you play, you'll easily find the tone you want with these beauties.
The nickel tune-o-matic bridge upholds intonation rigorously and stop bar tailpiece, consistently providing a secure and anchored playing feel. The zero fret nut-patent applied for nut supports each string meticulously, assuring string tension no matter what tuning you select, or how hard you rock out.
G Force tuning
The Gibson G FORCE system allows you to tune your guitar easily, and quickly. The user interface features an LED display for each string, along with a simple menu layout for rapid navigation. Basic functions include: multi-string tuning - simply press the On button, strum all the strings once, and when all LEDs are green, all six strings are tuned; single-string tuning, which offers greater precision; tuning adjustment - scroll through tuning presets and select a different tuning to the one currently in use, G FORCE does the work for you; and finally you can return to standard tuning at any time easily. The G FORCE system is capable of executing many advanced functions including: saving customised tunings; adjusting individual strings rapidly; and even has a capo mode, which accurately tunes each string with reference to capo placement on the 1st to 6th frets - simply amazing!
Each model is supplied with a hardshell case that cradles your Less Plus snugly, keeping it safe from harm whether it's kept at home, in the studio, or on the road.
The Gibson USA 2015 Les Paul Less Plus is incredibly impressive. Reliable, tonally versatile, highly playable, lightweight, produces sustain that runs for miles, has stunning good looks, and even comes with a hardshell case, what more could you possibly want?
Manufacturer Gibson Model USA 2015 Les Paul Less Plus Electric Guitar Top Material Figured Maple Body Material Mahogany Traditional Body Rout Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded C Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Position Inlays Pearl Trapezoid Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck: '57 Classic Humbucker in Double Black
- Bridge: '57 Classic Plus Humbucker in Double Black
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Master Tone
Special Electronics Mini toggle Coil Split Hardware Nickel Tune-o-Matic Bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece Finish Fireburst Included Accessories Hardshell Case
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