Product Ref: 96163
The Faded Series Guitar features the iconic Les Paul body style crafted from lightweight mahogany, delivering a stunning guitar with beautifully sweet, warm tonal characteristics. The single-cutaway design provides incredible access to the upper frets, while its smooth construction ensures players receive a comfortable performance. The body is then topped of with beautiful plain maple and given a worn bourbon finish, creating a stunning weathered look.
The Gibson Les Paul Faded also features an ultra-modern weight relief chambered body for extra comfort and an enhanced resonance. This weight-relief process involves routing nine round holes in the mahogany body before the stunning maple top is attached. These holes are strategically placed in the lower bouts on the bass-side of the guitar, offering you a comfortably lightweight guitar that can be played all night long.
The Les Paul Faded Guitar not only offers a comfortable body, but also provides a slim tapered neck profile. This maple neck offers the ultimate comfort with its slim profile, and allows for fast and comfortable soloing. As well as providing fluid hand flexibility, the maple wood delivers an incredibly bright characteristic, enhancing the high end with extra sizzle while keeping the lows firm and the mids saturated in luscious depth. The addition of a rosewood fingerboard helps ‘fur up’ the maple's harsh edges, adding extra sparkle to the high end and opening up the midrange.
Incorporating a set of 490R and 490T humbucking pickups designed to recreate the tone of the classic Gibson PAF pickups, the Les Paul produces a rich, vintage tone suitable for a wide variety of music. Both pickups are designed with a moderately high output, enhancing the natural sustain and resonance of the lightweight body for added depth and dynamics. Independent tone and volume controls provide players with excellent tone shaping, along with the toggle switch for deliver a range of powerful tonal options.
The Tune-O-Matic bridge offers stability, reliability, a comfortable playing position, and impressive sustain. Adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge, as you simply adjust its height with the mounting rods to alter the action, and screw the bridge saddles in or out to achieve perfect intonation. The separate "stop bar" tailpiece is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body, offering greater vibration transfer for an enhanced resonance.
The addition of a TekToid graphite nut offers increased harmonics in the middle and upper frequency range, perfect for creating a rich and detailed tone. TekToid Graphite is the best high-tech cure for eliminating undesirable friction within the nut, which can cause tuning problems. It is the ideal choice for a guitar nut, as it has excellent conductive qualities which overall benefit a guitar’s tone and sustain.