The guitar that rocked
“I play it almost every day and it sounds great through any sort of tube amp. Not only does the lighter body/slimmer neck cost less, it also weighs a lot less and is perfect for longer shows and jam sessions . . . I always get positive comments about his guitar’s looks, sound, and play- ability.” — Jacob Thiede from PDX and SLC musiciansfriend.com Customer Review
A rock-and-roll classic
Les Paul Special
The solid mahogany neck with “slim-
tapered” profile and ebony fretboard
offers a blend of speed and comfort.
An ebony fingerboard enhances the
Gibson guitar’s note attack and
articulation. Dual P- 90 pickups
produce a snappy, slightly gritty
response with a chunky mid-
range; firm lows; and sweet,
musical highs. Choose gloss
yellow (shown) or heritage
cherry finish. Includes Gibson
430806 . . . . . . MSRP $1,999.00
Les Paul Special Single-Cutaway
Same as 430806 with single-cutaway, upper-
bout pickup selector, and smaller pickguard. Choose
heritage cherry (shown; add $100) or alpine white finish.
Includes Gibson hardshell case.
430805 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MSRP $1,999.00 ;$1,299.00 119900
SG Classic Faded ’60s SG vibe and feel. Inspired by the 1960s SG Special and complete with a worn cherry finish, the Gibson SG Classic re-creates the look and sound of the most influential guitar in both Britain and
the U.S. during the psychedelic era. It has the original all-mahogany body,
dual P- 90 pickups, and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Includes
Gibson gig bag.
430970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MSRP $1,164.00 ;$849.00 $79900
2011 SG Standard The warm tone of all-mahogany neck and body is punctuated by a Baked Maple fingerboard for
improved articulation and a smooth, fast feel. The maple is
aged through a “baking” process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-
300° F and then moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood
very hard, sonically “live,” and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony
with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Choose vintage sunburst (shown),
aged cherry, natural burst or cream finish. Includes Gibson hardshell case.
H78031.................................. MSRP $1,899.00 119900
Les Paul Studio All the essential Les Paul ingredients at a fraction of the cost. Cutting-yet-rich
tone, the hallmark of the Les Paul sound, pours out of the 490R and 498T Alnico
II humbuckers mounted on a carved maple top with mahogany back. The set
mahogany neck has a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard (ebony on alpine white) with
an easier note-bending 24-3/4" scale. The famous Tune-O-Matic bridge provides
spot-on intonation. Chrome or gold hardware. Choose faded cherry mahogany,
faded brown mahogany or satin ebony (all with chrome); or add $520 for fireburst (chrome or gold), ebony (chrome or gold), alpine white (gold) or wine red
(chrome or gold). Includes Gibson hardshell case (faded and satin finish models come with gig bag).
517030................................... MSRP $1,199.00 $79900
Les Paul Studio Deluxe Gibson Les Paul performance with mod- ern features and a no-frills attitude. It raises the bar with the cutting-yet-rich tone of a 490R neck pickup and BurstBucker Pro bridge humbucker mounted on the carved maple top over a mahogany back. Controls include dual volume and push/pull tone knobs to engage coil-splitting for an array of tones from classic to modern. Choose vintage sunburst (shown) or heritage cherry sunburst finish. Includes Gibson hardshell case. 583405 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MSRP $1,999.00 139999
Les Paul Studio Silverburst Hot coil-split pups, chambered body, and locking tuners. Offering distinct looks and modern features, it marries a lightweight chambered mahogany back to a carved maple top. The rosewood fretboard’s 12" radius provides smooth note bending while liminating dead or choked-out notes. The 490R neck humbucker has the sound of an original PAF, but with a slight increase in upper mids. The 498T bridge
pickup is the 490’s ideal complement – slightly hotter with emphasis on mids
and highs. Both pickups can be split via push/pull volume controls. Chrome
hardware. Silverburst finish. Includes Gibson hardshell case.
582657..................................MSRP $1,999.00 139999