- 2018 model with stripped-back finish for a played in yet polished look
- Solid mahogany body top delivers unmistakable Les Paul timbre
- Sturdy maple neck shaped to the comfortable slimtaper profile
- 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot position inlays
- 490R and 490T pickups deliver sumptuous tones
- Aluminium bridge and tailpiece uphold intonation and sustain dutifully
- Vintage style keystone machine heads for precise and steadfast tuning
- Includes Gibson padded gig bag and Gibson accessory kit
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Faded Electric Guitar contains all of 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 certainly means business and offers the classic Les Paul sound and feel at a modest price.
Classic design with played in looks
At the heart of this model is a solid mahogany body to supply an exquisite balance of power and depth of 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.
Solid and comfortable 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 acrylic dot position inlays to aid in your navigation.
At the top of the neck you'll find the headstock, which is equipped with vintage-style keystone tuners to uphold tuning integrity with absolute precision. 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 relationship between strings and body.
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Faded 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 2018 Les Paul Faded will exceed expectation.
To complete the package, the Gibson 2018 USA Les Paul Faded Electric Guitar is supplied with a padded gig bag for additional protection as well as a Gibson Accessory kit so that you can begin to enjoy your new pride and joy straight away.