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Gibson Chad Kroeger Blackwater Les Paul Electric Guitar
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A mean-looking, hot-sounding contemporary Les Paul, the Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul comes disguised as a traditional single-cutaway Standard w...Click To Read More About This Product
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A simple yet stunning blend of classic and contemporary Les Paul technology.
A mean-looking, hot-sounding contemporary Les Paul, the Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul comes disguised as a traditional single-cutaway Standard with all the appointments that have made this guitar legendary for more than 50 years, but hides some simple yet clever surprises that expand its sonic capabilities exponentially. In addition to its traditional magnetic humbucking pickups, a GraphTech Ghost piezo bridge and related electronics provide an authentic acoustic guitar sound that can be used entirely on its own, patched parallel to the magnetic pickups through two amps, or blended with the traditional tone. Roll from atmospheric ballad to rock anthem at the twist of a knob, or craft your own new tones that blend elements of both.
With its killer hand-stained Trans Black AAA-flame maple top and unique trim package “ featuring a truss-rod cover engraved with "Blackwater" in silver “ the Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul looks as unique as it sounds, too. Plus, it features Kroeger's own idea of adding white star decals along the upper back fretboard, aligned with the standard fret markers, which allow you to see where your hand is positioned when playing on a darkened stage.
Pickups and Electronics
The Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul carries a powerful complement of pickups, including Gibson's 490R and 498T from the popular Modern Classics series, and a GraphTech Ghost system in the form of a piezo-pickup bridge for authentic acoustic tones. All three pickups are routed through individual volume controls, with a master tone control, a three-way switch for the humbuckers, and a stereo jack to split signals as desired. The neck pickup's volume control is located in the traditional bridge pickup's volume control position; while the bridge pickup's volume control is in the
position usually taken by the neck pickup's volume control. The piezo pickup's volume control is located at the traditional neck tone control
position and the master tone control for both humbucker pickups is located at the traditional bridge tone control position
Between his world-dominating work with Nickelback, his multi-platinum collaborations with other artists, and his award-winning compositions for film, Chad Kroeger has proven himself one of the most versatile artists working in rock today. Check out hits such as "Rock Star," "Photograph," "How You Remind Me," "I'd Come for You," "Savin' Me," "Far Away" and "Someday," and you quickly realize that Kroeger not only possesses a distinctive voice and a knack for writing hit songs “ from ballads to grungy anthems “ but he is adept at penning thunderous guitar riffs, too. On top of this, he executes them in a mammoth tone that simply screams Les Paul. To honor these achievements, Gibson presents the Chad Kroeger "Blackwater" Les Paul.
AAA figured maple top
Chambered, weight-relief mahogany body
'50s-style rounded neck profile
22 fret rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius
Gibson PLEK system
Single-ply cream body and neck binding
490R neck humbucker with Alnico II magnet
498T bridge humbucker
with hot Alnico V magnet
GraphTech Ghost System with piezo bridge saddles
Ghost stereo 1/4" output
Three 300k linear volume controls
One 500k non-linear Master Tone control
3-way Switchcraft pickup toggle with black plastic tip
Black speed knobs
Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
Grover 14:1 kidney tuners
Aluminum strap buttons
Mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo
Blackwater stamped onto truss rod cover
Custom star fret position markers