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Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Electric Guitar   

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Drawing on the specifications that have made the Les Paul the most legendary electric guitar of all time, the Les Paul Classic Antique continues Gibs...Click To Read More About This Product

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Crafted in Nashville with the vintage touches guitarists love.

Drawing on the specifications that have made the Les Paul the most legendary electric guitar of all time, the Les Paul Classic Antique continues Gibson's popular Classic line with the vintage touches guitarists love. With a beautiful, figured maple top and acclaimed '57 Classic "Patent Applied For" humbuckers, the Les Paul Classic Antique allows players to experience the power and performance of an original Les Paul.

Manufactured in Nashville, TN.

FEATURES
  • BODY
  • Top Species: AA figured maple
  • Back Species: Mahogany
  • Binding: Antique top binding
  • NECK
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: 1960s slim-tapered
  • Neck Joint Location: 16
  • FINGERBOARD
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid on neck, holly on headstock
  • Fingerboard Binding: Antique
  • HARDWARE
  • Plating Finish: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Knobs: Amber top hat
  • Tuners: Green key
  • ELECTRONICS
  • Neck Pickups: '57 Classic, uncovered with nickel polepieces
  • Bridge Pickups: '57 Classic Plus, uncovered with nickel polepieces
  • Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
  • OTHER
  • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
  • CASE
  • Case Interior: Dark gray plush
  • Case Exterior: Hardshell with black reptile pattern
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4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow!

I've been playing guitar for the last 4 years, and I've been saving for a decent axe for the last 2. I've changed my mind on which guitar I was going to buy many...Read complete review

I've been playing guitar for the last 4 years, and I've been saving for a decent axe for the last 2. I've changed my mind on which guitar I was going to buy many times, but this is the guitar I ended up with at the end of the road, and I couldn't be happier. Investing 2 grand in an instrument was a big deal for me. This is my first good electric guitar, I've been rockin' out on an old, hand-me-down Danelectro with the lipstick tubes. I knew LPs were legendary, but it wasn't until I got one into my hands that I knew just how awesome they were. Alot of people complain about the weight or fret access of LPs. It is a bit heavy compared to a Strat or something like that, but it's nothing unbearable. Be a man. And as far as fret access goes, I can play everything without any problems at, no matter what it is...GNR to Zeppelin to SRV. The Pups that come with this guitar are amazing. I'm mainly into classic rock, and these babies deliver all the tone I need. I can get a great clean sound (something like Page on "10 years Gone"), or even some smooth jazz tones. I can get some major crunch with some drive, even getting into some pretty heavy stuff with alot of clarity. The neck on this guitar is great, it's super smooth and fast. I got lucky enough to get a GOW Fireburst model, and it's beautiful. If you have the money, there's no other choice. It's a full-functioning Paul with better pickups than a Standard, so I don't know why anyone would buy anything else in this price range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Price Increase, Same Value-Sub Par

Price range same as PRS. Qaulity & finish poor with high string action. Will need to play a Gibson product before making a purchase. DAH!, My mistake. Sound is sweet,...Read complete review

Price range same as PRS. Qaulity & finish poor with high string action. Will need to play a Gibson product before making a purchase. DAH!, My mistake. Sound is sweet, I'm 44 and have been playing since I was 15 yrs old. I play with Pre-CBS Fender Vibrolux, Tube Screamer & line6 Echo/Delay.For a 1/3 of the price I bought a PRS Singlecut SE and added Seymour Duncan's SH-1 59 neck and JB-4 for the bridge. Now we are talking that Woman Tone we all love. At a third of the price. I know some people need to have that Gibson name and price. So did I, but, I've learned my lesson. Will you?

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5.0

One great axe!

By Micman

from Vancouver ,Canada

I origanally purchased my first Les Paul,honey burst standard, and was hooked instantly. Then I discovered this Les Paul,the antique classic. Mine is vintage sunburst. First off the build quality is premium, made in the U.S.A. and all, these guitars are truly a work of art. The reason I bought two Les Pauls within four months was the mere fact that they are so different from one another. They actually compliment one another. The PAF 57's have alot more bite to them than the burstbuckers, even so it all depends on your mood or the song. I love them both. I play them both through a tripple rectifier and stiletto duece driving two custom avatar vintage 4x12 cabs. One cab has celestion golds and heritage G12H's,the other cab vintage 30's and G12T-75's. With both amps mixed and gained up the classic 'REALLY' soars man. The chambered body on the classic allows those 57's to cut like a straight razor with a harmonic haze of endless sustain. The thinner neck profile allows the player to get on some pretty heavy chord techniques very easily. Totally cool tonal assault weapon and good looks to boot. You would have to look pretty far to beat this guitar for all the vibe and features, not to mention the quality. The real reason I bought the classic antique was that it was perfect right out of the box. Trully an unbelievable guitar at any price, you won't be disappointed, so get one before Gibson discontinues this model.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Vinsanity

from Berwyn, PA

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This is the second Gibson i have been graced with owning, the first being an SG. I got the limited edition Tom Morgan guitar of the week. I purchased this guitar at a small music store via special direct order from Gibson.I wasnt entirely sure whether or not i would like the bizarre paint job i was ordering, but upon seeing the guitar in person, it was everything i could have asked for and then some.The '57 classic + in the bridge screams like no ones business, and the standard '57 classic in the neck position is wonderful for darker music types.The only complaint i have is the tuners, slightly lower quality then they should be, but other than that it is amazing and i highly recommend it.

 
5.0

Nice

By DIH

from Indiana

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I LOVED the tone out of the '57 classic plus! All of the guitars I own have been cutomized to some extent, so they're pretty nice. But out of ALL the guitars I've played In music stores this and the custom classic Les Paul were the best. Not cheap looking like the faded line....these guitars genuinely look used (not abused). The picture looks NOTHING like the one I played, these guitars are NICE! I want one and next check I'm going to my local music store to buy it!!!

 
5.0

SIMPLY THE BEST GIBSON HAS DONE WITH AN LP! ! !

By myspace.com/plasticcanyon

from MICHIGAN

I am a musician from Michigan, playing since 7. I have an es series Gibson from around 64-65 that has been my main inspiration. I had the chance this year to get into this guitar and did not regret it. This WILL BECOME THE MOST SIGNIFICANT GIBSON ON THE MARKET, LET ALONE WHAT WILL BE DEMANDED IN THE FUTURE! ! ! The chambered body on this beauty is one of the best features, light weight and resonance!!! This neck is so fast you will not believe your eyes when you play it. . . Enjoy! ! !

 
5.0

Wow!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been playing guitar for the last 4 years, and I've been saving for a decent axe for the last 2. I've changed my mind on which guitar I was going to buy many times, but this is the guitar I ended up with at the end of the road, and I couldn't be happier. Investing 2 grand in an instrument was a big deal for me. This is my first good electric guitar, I've been rockin' out on an old, hand-me-down Danelectro with the lipstick tubes. I knew LPs were legendary, but it wasn't until I got one into my hands that I knew just how awesome they were. Alot of people complain about the weight or fret access of LPs. It is a bit heavy compared to a Strat or something like that, but it's nothing unbearable. Be a man. And as far as fret access goes, I can play everything without any problems at, no matter what it is...GNR to Zeppelin to SRV. The Pups that come with this guitar are amazing. I'm mainly into classic rock, and these babies deliver all the tone I need. I can get a great clean sound (something like Page on "10 years Gone"), or even some smooth jazz tones. I can get some major crunch with some drive, even getting into some pretty heavy stuff with alot of clarity. The neck on this guitar is great, it's super smooth and fast. I got lucky enough to get a GOW Fireburst model, and it's beautiful. If you have the money, there's no other choice. It's a full-functioning Paul with better pickups than a Standard, so I don't know why anyone would buy anything else in this price range.

 
5.0

The real deal

By Marco

from Baltimore

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I have owned this guitar for 6 months now, and my appreciation of it continues to grow every time I pick it up. What more could one say of anything? I had intended to buy a standard, for the burstbucker pro's, but the 57 classics that are stock in the LPCA are sublime. The more you learn about them the better the tone you can get from them, and I am thinking now it would take a much better player than I will ever be to exhaust they're potential. Aside from the PU'S being, possibly, the best production humbuckers ever made, the guitar is top quality in every other way. Finish is top shelf and so is the hand work on my guitar. I've heard some complain that the fret work on these models is not the greatest, but I haven't seen anything but first rate work. I am a devotee of the les paul and I'm glad I bought this model over the Standard. Cant think of a better compliment to pay a guitar. I considered a 3 star rating on value, cause this isnt a "value" model, like the studio but gave it 5 all the way around. I'm that strong on this les paul.

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1.0

Price Increase, Same Value-Sub Par

By ThicknSmooth

from Philly

Price range same as PRS. Qaulity & finish poor with high string action. Will need to play a Gibson product before making a purchase. DAH!, My mistake. Sound is sweet, I'm 44 and have been playing since I was 15 yrs old. I play with Pre-CBS Fender Vibrolux, Tube Screamer & line6 Echo/Delay.For a 1/3 of the price I bought a PRS Singlecut SE and added Seymour Duncan's SH-1 59 neck and JB-4 for the bridge. Now we are talking that Woman Tone we all love. At a third of the price. I know some people need to have that Gibson name and price. So did I, but, I've learned my lesson. Will you?

 
5.0

Gibson actually got this one right

By Faron-S.Tdx

from Austin, Texas

Finally, Gibson got it right. For so long they passed a poorly made product to the public. Heck Epiphone was beating them in quality. But that legendary Gibson quality came to me in a box today. Vintage Sunburst with the neck and headstock fully bound. A chambered body that helped those 57 PU's resonates like no one?s business. There was no orange glue spots running around the neck binding, everything came screwed in tight with any blemishes that I could see. Even the new white case interior was a good move. Back to the PU?s how they managed to balance the light weight with the sound I am able to get out of this critter is beyond me. It can be tame as a kitten one moment and the a mean MF in a flash. This is a keeper for sure. OK Gibson you got this one right let?s see if you can continue with the rest of them.

 
5.0

Ahhh... Gibson...

By LesPaulPhreak

from New York City

You know, there's a damn good reason they say "Only a Gibson is Good Enough." If you've ever wondered why, this guitar will answer the question for you. It's the standard all musical genres hold dear. Jazz, metal, blues, country, bluegrass, rock, funk... pretty much anything but Duotone Throat Singing, this is THE instrument.

 
5.0

Love the Antique

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Just got this axe 3 days ago and already know its the one I have been looking for. The neck is so smooth and the feel is perfect. I love the antique features... Such as the binding through the headstock and uncovered humbuckers. Get it!

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