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The epitome of the rock 'n' roll sound. The Les Paul Classic is loaded with 61R and 61T Burstbucker pickups, providing a range of scintillating, aggressive tones to use in your music. Based on Gibson's classic PAF pickup design, they'll deliver every note with bite and precision. This is the iconic tone that made the Les Paul so popular in the first place. Their open-coil design also provides an extra punch - your solos have never sounded so sharp.
But that's not all. Times have moved on since the '50s and '60s - and so has technology. So while that vintage sound is so sought after, there's no need to be restricted by the poor sound quality and limited tonal options that often came with it. Thanks to both coil tapping and phase switching, the Les Paul Classic retains all of that legendary tone, but with a wealth of options that'll let you shape your perfect sound. From the thick, booming character of a humbucker, to the piercing, thinned-out tones of two phase-split single coils, you won't ever be held back - play your way.
A guitar that'll let you focus entirely on your creativity. With the Gibson Les Paul Classic in your hands, you'll never need worry about strain or awkward usability inhibiting your playing. A slim taper neck's profile will change to perfectly fit your hand as you move up and down the scale. The slick quality of the neck's mahogany wood reduces friction, making it ideal for playing at high speed - you can fly across the frets with blistering pace. And reaching high notes is a breeze. This LP Classic does, of course, come with the iconic single cutaway, providing total access to the top of the fingerboard. Expect nothing less than the best.
A stunning design
It sounds awesome. It plays awesome. So you better count on it looking awesome, too. It's vintage Les Paul. A gorgeous translucent cherry finish is eye-catching and bold. Gold control knobs with silver top hats add an extra touch of glittering class. There's style down to even the pickups - the zebra Burstbuckers bring an even cooler edge to a model that already stands out as one of the most attractive around. Take to the stage with this, and you'll think everyone can't take their eyes off of you. Sorry, but it's the guitar they're looking at.
Built to last
Gibson don't do things by half measures. Any model that ever gets christened with the Les Paul name has to be the very best of the best. So there's a gigantic amount of effort that's gone into crafting this Les Paul Classic. A trio of rosewood, mahogany, and maple tonewoods not only provides a broad tonal palette - the woods are also durable and long-lasting. A premium Graph Tech nut protects your strings. Gibson even include a hard shell case to ensure your guitar is safe and sound during transport. You'll be playing this for decades - it's a companion for life.
The Les Paul Classic: it's a legend for a reason
Jimmy Page. Frank Zappa. Slash. Pete Townshend. Neil Young. It's at this point we should probably stop listing the names of those who've let their creativity fly using a Les Paul. It's just, the range of names is so astonishing, it's hard not to sit back and look in awe at all those musical legends who've used this guitar in their music. That sound. That feel. That look. There's nothing quite like it.
It's been a mainstay in rock 'n' roll since the dawn of the genre. This model has stayed true to the original, striving to replicate all of those qualities that have led the Les Paul to become one of the most celebrated in the history of music. It's so much more than just an instrument. If you know, you know. If you don't, it's about time you did.
- Model Name: Gibson Les Paul Classic, Translucent Cherry
- Model Code: LPCS00TRNH1
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Maple
- Weight Relief: 9-Hole
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Colour: Translucent Cherry
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- No. of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Hardware and Electronics
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
- Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics w/Kidney Buttons
- Pickguard: Cream
- Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats w/Silver Reflectors
- Switch Tip: Cream
- Switchwasher: Cream
- Jack Plate Cover: Nickel
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 61R (Zebra)
- Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 61T (Zebra)
- Controls: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Push/Pull Tones (Pure Bypass/Phase), Toggle Switch
- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Hard Shell Case
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit