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Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar  

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    A Les Paul like none other, the Buckethead Signature is the ultimate shredder.

    From his prolific solo work, to his prominent membership in the supergroup Praxis and rock legends Guns N' Roses, Buckethead embodies one of the most fiery, creative personas of our times, and has continually affirmed his stance in the upper echelon of contemporary shredders. Equally attention-grabbing as his incendiary chops, Buckethead's stage show and visual presence remain unique among the rock field, and his Gibson guitars—a white Les Paul in particular—have always been a big part of that.

    The Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul celebrates this unparalleled artist's achievements. With an oversized, chambered Les Paul body, a marker-less ebony fingerboard, and Buckethead's choice of Gibson's contemporary ceramic humbucking pickups—complete with modified electronics and "arcade" style kill switches—this is a Les Paul guitar like no other. It's primed to get you noticed, and designed for utmost performance for the contemporary rock, metal, and shred performer.

    Body
    Each Buckethead Signature Les Paul is crafted from a 2-piece maple top attached with ultra-strong Franklin Titebond 50 glue to a chambered mahogany body. This wood combination, one of the most acclaimed pairings in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a "best of both worlds" tonal splendor. With the great clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and excellent depth and richness from the mahogany, elements found in the classic Les Paul Standard tone. The chambering adds a further dimension, increasing the complexity of this guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.

    Reflecting Buckethead's continued departure from the norm, the Buckethead Signature Les Paul looks outwardly much like a slightly modified white Les Paul Standard, but had been made with an oversized, chambered body. The chambered mahogany back serves to minimize weight, while also adding tonal nuances to the guitar's overall sound.

    The Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul is finished in high-gloss Alpine White which is complemented with a stunning black and white 5-ply binding. These give this unique electric guitar a sleek, contemporary appearance and a smooth, fast playing feel.

    Neck
    The neck of the Gibson Buckethead signature guitar is constructed from a single piece of solid mahogany, and glued to the body at a 4-degree angle (pitch). Mahogany is a traditional neck wood that is prized for its combination of lightness and strength.

    Buckethead's Signature Les Paul neck is carved to its own custom profile that runs from .870" at the nut to .955" at the 12th fret, and is designed for the ultimate combination of speed and comfort. The Buckethead Signature Les Paul features a 27" scale length which increases neck tension for improved accuracy and precision and allows for the lower tunings used in modern rock music.

    Fingerboard
    The Buckethead Signature Les Paul is equipped with a Grade-A ebony fingerboard, which enhances note attack and articulation. The 12" radius of the Les Paul fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses. The Gibson Les Paul sports 24 jumbo frets that are immaculately dressed and polished. It carries no inlays, echoing the stark, contemporary look that this artist is known for.

    Pickups
    The Buckethead guitar carries a calibrated pair of Gibson's contemporary-voiced Ceramic series humbucking pickups, featuring a 496R Hot Ceramic in the neck (rhythm) position, and a hot 500T Super Ceramic in the bridge (lead) position. Both are specially made with double-white bobbins to match the look of the guitar, and the bridge pickup is split via a push/pull switch on the Tone knob to achieve a single-coil tone. Ceramic magnets provide a clear, bold performance with plenty of output, without the need for packing on more coil windings than the pickup design can handle.

    The 496R Hot Ceramic in the neck position offers unparalleled creamy sustain that nevertheless retains excellent cutting power. Its partner, the 500T Super Ceramic, is one of Gibson's 2 hottest pickups, intended for ultimate wailing lead tones, sustain, and searing cutting power in the bridge position. Between them, they present excellent sonic versatility and impressive contemporary tones. This pair is also well-matched for balanced output levels in all switch positions.

    Bridge
    The Gibson Buckethead Signature guitar comes equipped with a Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece made from lightweight chrome-plated Zamak and respectively weigh approximately .118 lb. and .168 lb. The Tune-O-Matic adjustable bridge provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain.

    Other Features on the Buckethead Signature Guitar
    This Gibson Les Paul carries 2 red "arcade" style push-button kill switches to mute the output of the guitar, as well as a push/pull switch on the Tone potentiometer to access the bridge pickup's split-coil feature. The headstock of the Buckethead Les Paul is equipped with chrome-plated locking Grover keystone tuners with an advanced 18:1 gear ratio for increased efficiency. The Buckethead Signature comes protected in one of Gibson's durable black, hardshell cases with Gibson logo silk-screened across the front in white lettering.

    Features Body
    • Style: Oversized Les Paul with chambered body
    • Top: Maple
    • Back: Mahogany
    • Finish: Alpine white
    Neck
    • Species: Mahogany
    • Nut: White Corian
    • Nut width: Enhanced 1.715"
    • Headstock inlay: Gibson logo
    • Truss rod: Gibson adjustable truss rod
    • Truss rod cover: Bell-shaped
    Fingerboard
    • Wood: Ebony
    • Inlays: none
    • Frets: 24 jumbo
    • Scale length: 27"
    Electronics
    • Neck pickup: 496R Hot Ceramic humbucker (white)
    • Bridge pickup: 500T Super Ceramic humbucker (white)
    • Pickup covers: none
    • Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone with built-in push/pull for coil-splitting, 3-way toggle,
    • Special features: Two red "arcade" style pushbutton kill switches to mute the output of the guitar
    Hardware
    • Plating finish: Chrome
    • Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar
    • Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
    • Tuners: Locking Grover keystone tuners with an advanced 18:1 gear ratio
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    Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Built for raw power and speed.
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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazed.... Stunning

    Comments about Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar:

    I have a 99' studio and a 2009 Traditional, been playing 35 years. I have owned Jacksons and Fenders and played hundreds of axes. Yesterday I cracked open the box and played for hours... The ebony omg the size, the sound. Stunning.....BRAVO GIBSON....

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    5.0

    kill...KILL

    By Shinryaku

    from Raleigh, NC

    Comments about Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar:

    I had to buy this guitar after making attempts at putting kill switch/buttons on a few other instruments. Those attempts didn't work out right. While the kills are great, the best part is it being longer scale length and being oversized. Finally the Les Paul body and tone I love, but without it looking like I'm holding a toy.Looks great, feels great, plays great (even with 11's on it). While I wish it came with DiMarzios, Gibson is my 2nd favorite pickup. Also, the 500T can get close to earlier Bucket sounds, think Giant Robot.All in All...worth every cent, as should be expected of a Gibson.

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    5.0

    Buckthead

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar:

    This guitar sounds huge! I own a Les Paul Std and a LP Custom and this one sounds MASSIVE. It is a little more difficult to play due to the 27 inch scale but it the sound is truly a head turner.

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best gibson ever

    By Admir A

    from slc

    Comments about Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar:

    the guitar sould and looks great. I normally hate les pauls but this one is awesome. However, be aware this is not a shredders guitar the neck is way to thick. Made for bit hands, but the tone is incredible

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    5.0

    i got one!!!

    Comments about Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar:

    This thing is wicked. The best paul I've ever owned. The scale length makes for easy bends, the pickups are voiced incredibly. Get 'em while they're hot!!

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    5.0

    Buckethead LP

    By 7String-Tech

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar:

    This thing is amazing, The 27 inch scale is great for low tuning's or putting on 8.5's and having fun with the thin strings, the killswitches are a blast, and I love that it has 24 frets... FINALLY!The only that could make this better is putting in DiMarzio (Tone Zone/Air Norton's) like he uses, instead of hot rodded Gibsons.

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