- Beautiful grade A plain maple top with hi sheen 90
- Mahogany body with 9-hole body rout creates a lighter feel
- Single-cutaway profile for greater upper fret access
- Single-piece mahogany neck with slimtaper profile for increased comfort
- Bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays and 12-inch radius
- Zebra '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbucking pickups
- Includes Gibson hardshell case, multi tool, premium strap, polishing cloth, and owner's manual
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic T Electric Guitar delivers a modern rendition on a '60s/'70s' Les Paul. Through a combination of vintage-style and updated technology, Gibson has captured the vibrant energy and character of a classic Les Paul, whilst exceeding the tonal demands of today's guitarists.
Sleek Les Paul design
As you'd expect, the body is crafted using classic combination of two-piece mahogany that has been combined with a grade A plain maple top. The mahogany has been treated to a 9-hole weight relief rout, which makes the body lighter and easier to wield, without losing any of that raw Les Paul power. The maple doesn't just look pretty either; it lends itself to a sweetly delivered high-end that allows this beauty to truly sparkle. The body protected by a smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, which preserves that natural grain and paintwork to allow your Les Paul to age gracefully.
Single-piece mahogany neck
To create a confident playing feel, Gibson have fitted a single-piece mahogany neck using a solid mortise and tenon joint reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. You can rest assured that no matter how hard you play, the neck is built with durability at its heart. Thanks to its slimtaper profile, the neck is delightfully slender and accommodating most player's hands with ease.
Married to the neck is a heavenly rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with trapezoid inlays to guide your way in style. Cream binding along the fingerboard ensures seamless transitions between frets, whilst the standard 12-inch radius makes it a breeze to perform smooth string bends.
Zebra '57 Classic humbuckers
To create a tonal match for the sophisticated '60s/'70s aesthetic, the Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic T Electric Guitar is equipped with a Zebra '57 Classic in the neck position, and a Zebra '57 Classic Plus in the bridge. The depth and warmth of the mahogany is given the commanding presence it deserves, with a hearty mid to low-end energy flowing from the pickups, thanks to the wound Alnico II magnet-driven humbuckers. The crispness of the maple rings truly, offering a snappy counterpoint to the dense mahogany.
Control over the pickups comes via the pickup independent volume and tone controls, which allow you to sculpt and shape your tone with precision. Orange Drop capacitors ensure that the slightest of adjustments is executed as smoothly as possible, putting absolute tone control in your hands.
The headstock is home to Grover's zamak locking tuners with an impressive 14:01 tuning ratio, so you can rest assured that no slipping will occur during any emphatic string bending. The strings meet the body via the nickel-plated zamak ABR bridge and nickel-plated aluminium stop bar tailpiece. From the tuning machines down to the tailpiece, everything is designed and fitted to optimise intonation and sustain.
Each Gibson 2017 Les Paul Classic T Electric Guitar model is supplied with a classic Gibson hardshell case in brown to protect your pride and joy whether it is in storage or in transit. With the 2017 model you will also receive a Gibson USA multi tool, premium strap, polishing cloth, and owner's manual to help you to keep your Les Paul in pristine condition.