The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus Electric Guitar takes the established charms of this legendary model, and pairs them with modern appointments to create something special. Whether you're an amateur or a pro, playing for the weekend or constantly on the road/in the studio, the Les Paul Classic Player Plus is the partner you've been waiting for. Each model comes with a Gibson hardshell case, so no matter where your music takes you, your Les Paul can be there too.
The Les Paul is synonymous with uncompromising performance, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved musically, and has been the go to model for many a guitar hero. Shaped to the instantly recognisable single-cutaway body profile, the body has a gently arched top that removes any obstacles whilst playing and creates a delightful resting position for the picking arm.
Adhering to classic Les Paul design, the body is built using non-weight-relieved mahogany to establish a weighty yet manageable feel. The result is a dense midrange tonal warmth that produces an impressive output with a lengthy sustain. Paired with the mahogany is a bright-sounding AA-grade maple top, which offers a sparkling high-end clarity that cuts through the mahogany beautifully. You can rest assured that the balanced, rounded Les Paul tone you'd expect to hear is ready and waiting. The body has been treated to a slender coating of satin for protection, allowing it to age gracefully whilst ensuring the tonewoods can resonate unimpeded.
Durable mahogany neck
Joined to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which is shaped to the rounded profile to guarantee stability along its entire length. The feel in the hand is reassuringly substantial, giving you the confident to play fearlessly. Thanks to the single-cutaway body profile, the entire neck is yours for the taking.
Married to the neck is a 22 fret richlite fingerboard, which is decorated with acrylic trapezoid position inlays to provide a subtle navigational aid. The frets have been cryogenically treated to instil greater resistance to wear, so that throughout every performance you’re guaranteed a consistently smooth playing feel. Combined with the rolled over fret binding, and you have the perfect playground for your fingers to explore.
Gibson's P-90 pickups
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus Electric Guitar features a pair of P-90 single-coil pickups, fitted in the neck and bridge positions. In keeping with the "Classic" name, the historic tones sing sweetly from these pickups to ensure as faithful a recreation as possible. The high output and powerful mid-range emphasis works harmoniously with the tonewoods to create rich, creamy tones that are beyond words. Give these beauties a push and the overdriven snarl will knock you off your feet. Whatever style of music that you play, the P-90s can do it all with ease.
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus is equipped with high performance hardware to keep up with the demands that come with life on the road. The body is home to a Tune-O-Matic bridge with titanium saddles for increased resilience, which is paired with a stop bar tailpiece that anchors each string securely. However hard you perform, intonation and sustain will remain faithful throughout.
At the top of the neck you'll find the Tektoid nut, which pairs up with the kidney tuners to guarantee stable tuning no matter how hard you rock out. The instantly recognisable Gibson logo is proudly displayed above the "Les Paul model" decal and bell-shaped truss rod cover. If you're looking for a Les Paul that can do it all, then the Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus Electric Guitar is the stuff dreams are made of.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 Les Paul Classic Player Plus Electric Guitar Top Material AA Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded Tuners Kidneys Fingerboard Material Richlite No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Acrylic Trapezoid Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck: P-90 Single-Coil
Bridge: P-90 Single-Coil
Controls Neck Volume
3-Way Pickup Selector Toggle Switch
Bridge Hard Tail Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic Included Accessories Hardshell Case
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