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Gibson Les Paul BFG Electric Guitar   

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A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don't care about good looks. It has the sound and playability ...Read More

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A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don't care about good looks. It has the sound and playability you'd expect from an Les Paul, while its raw look stands Les Paul styling on its head: unsanded top, no binding, no pickup rings, no truss rod cover, no toggle switch rings, no fretboard position indicators (dots on the side only), with wooden knobs that have no numbers. This rough and tough guitar has sonics to match: steamy hot tones from the novel pickup combination of a single coil P-90 in the neck and a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge - like having a Les Paul Special and a Standard in one guitar.
Mini toggle pickup selection switch located near two volume and one master tone controls. Kill switch located where rhythm/lead switch used to be. "Distressed" stop bar, Tune-o-matic bridge, and Grovers complete the raw look of this very different looking Les Paul.

FEATURES
  • Unsanded carved maple top
  • Mahogany back
  • 1950s rounded mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1.695"
  • Inlays: white side dots only
  • Hardware: gun metal (trans cherry finish) or distressed black chrome (trans black and trans gold finish)
  • Tailpiece: stopbar (distressed)
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Knobs: two wooden volumes, one wooden tone
  • Tuners: Grover (distressed)
  • Neck pickup: P-90
  • Bridge pickup: Zebra BurstBucker 3
  • Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
  • Kill switch toggle
  • See-through wiring covers in back
  • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
  • Case: shopworn Les Paul
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4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

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    (31)

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    (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Truth!....

If you look at the numbers I listed for features, and quality, you may be confused by what you see when you see I still gave it a 5 for overall; let me...Read complete review

If you look at the numbers I listed for features, and quality, you may be confused by what you see when you see I still gave it a 5 for overall; let me explain. The reason I gave it a 4 for features is because all of the features it has are awesome, but there's certain features it doesn't have. Binding, for instanced, or inlays on the fretboard- while this guitar is great as it is, there's certainly a little room for improvement. Plus, the killswitch needs a different circuit wired in or something, because it makes noise when it's supposed to be "killed" unless you hold your finger on a string. A lot of people complain about the looks on this guitar, too, but that to me is a very superficial thing. While I kind of like the looks, I'm not sure that it looks better than a standard, so when it came down to it I bought the guitar with the best SOUND I could find (and afford...but I had a couple of grand) and this was it. The P-90 and BB3 kill! Awesome combo.All said, if you care about tone more than looks, this is it. Unless you're trying to spend five grand or more, the BFG can't be beat. And that's the truth.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

what a mistake from Gibson

I had the opportunity to play this guitar at a friend's house the other day - while the sound of the instrument is fine on its own, I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay...Read complete review

I had the opportunity to play this guitar at a friend's house the other day - while the sound of the instrument is fine on its own, I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay this much for a "faux gritty" half-finished guitar that looks the way this one does.Gibson makes incredible guitars, but this instantly stands out as a huge misstep. For this price players can get something new and beautiful - playing this in person and hearing what the friend payed for it was embarassing.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Truth!....

By Thundersworship

from Brooklyn, NY

If you look at the numbers I listed for features, and quality, you may be confused by what you see when you see I still gave it a 5 for overall; let me explain. The reason I gave it a 4 for features is because all of the features it has are awesome, but there's certain features it doesn't have. Binding, for instanced, or inlays on the fretboard- while this guitar is great as it is, there's certainly a little room for improvement. Plus, the killswitch needs a different circuit wired in or something, because it makes noise when it's supposed to be "killed" unless you hold your finger on a string. A lot of people complain about the looks on this guitar, too, but that to me is a very superficial thing. While I kind of like the looks, I'm not sure that it looks better than a standard, so when it came down to it I bought the guitar with the best SOUND I could find (and afford...but I had a couple of grand) and this was it. The P-90 and BB3 kill! Awesome combo.All said, if you care about tone more than looks, this is it. Unless you're trying to spend five grand or more, the BFG can't be beat. And that's the truth.

(2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

what a mistake from Gibson

By That Guy From That Place

from Pingree Grove

I had the opportunity to play this guitar at a friend's house the other day - while the sound of the instrument is fine on its own, I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay this much for a "faux gritty" half-finished guitar that looks the way this one does.Gibson makes incredible guitars, but this instantly stands out as a huge misstep. For this price players can get something new and beautiful - playing this in person and hearing what the friend payed for it was embarassing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This IS the Guitar For You

By Coffeeguy13

from Minneapolis, MN

My first LP after 10 years of owning a Strat, and I don't think I'll be playing it again for a while. Screaming tone from the humbucker and great bluesey tone from the neck. It's actually lighter than my Strat, and the hardware is solid-nice, big throw on the volume and tone knobs. If you can get past the looks (this IS a raw finish), you can coax any sound you're looking for out of this. Easily the best value out there for a real US-made Les Paul.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this Les Paul within 5 minutes of playing it. This is the Guitar i've always been searching for. The soapbar pickup just makes it that much sweeter. I also have a Les paul studio and now it's just collecting dust!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By chuck-.Hmn3

from Midland, TX

Amazing guitar. I bought this last December and I have never regreted it. It can play literally anything.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best guitar i have ever owned

By maxmandude

from iraq

Pretty close to what i wanted in a les paul. all the sound none of the "girlyman" trim. the most product per dollar in the music world. i want to buy another.

 
5.0

Best guitar I've played

By James-5WTR-

from San Diego, Ca

This is truly and amazing guitar. The looks are love it or hate it. Its a mean looking guitar with an even meaner sound. The BB3 and P-90 combo allow you to get just about any sound you want out of it. Plays very smooth, much better than I expected. Little side note, I ordered mine May 08 and got a truss rod cover and knob for the pickup switch. So Gibson must have started adding them at some point. Also my case isn't "shop worn" Just you normal Gibson case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

True Love at last!!

By Theo-KLhKE

from Toronto,Canada

Just recently(a week ago to be exact)got mine, and I haven't been able to put it down. This insrument is surprisingly light for a Les Paul, not to mention absolutely killer in the looks department. It plays like a dream, as the neck is extremely comfortable, and the sonic combinations presented by the pick-up combo has kept me playing for hours on end. I played quite a few other Les Pauls previous to this one in my search for "the one", but the price alone had me sold, not to mention this thing plays and sounds as good(even better)than some of the others I tried, and at hundreds, even thousands less. I can not recommend this instrument enough, it far exceeded any expectations I had.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

..........

By keytondaniels1`222

from Incirlik Turkey

wow where do i start first of all it looks HOT!!second of all mixing p-90 pickups with humbuckersis just what kind of sound i need for a guitar!

 
5.0

One of my best guitars

By heeloliver6169

from Kansas City, MO

This is truly a Les Paul. Believe me, this is the best price for the guitar. If you just want a guitar with the best sound and don't care about good looks, this is the guitar for you. You don't get a deal like this every day.

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