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Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Ebony

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A Les Paul with unparalleled upper-fret access, and chambered mahogany body.

From the time of its release in 1998, the Gibson Les Paul DC Standard has satisfied the countless players who had long demanded a contemporary-styled, double-cutaway Les Paul that also retained the long tradition of Gibson's most legendary solid body electric guitar. The Les Paul Double Cutaway celebrates this popular model in a limited-edition guitar with special appointments. This limited run of Gibson Les Pauls is available in three finishes: ebony, bullion gold and classic white with a dark back and neck.

The Les Paul Double Cutaway's body woods present a combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the two-piece maple top, and excellent depth and richness from a chambered mahogany body, all of which are elements that are found in the classic Gibson Les Paul Standard tone. This wood combination, one of the most legendary pairs in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a "best of both worlds" tonal splendor, while also producing a classic look and a sturdy instrument. The chambering adds a further dimension, increasing the complexity of this Gibson guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.

The neck of the Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway is constructed from one solid piece of Grade-C mahogany, cut using the superior "quarter sawn" orientation for improved strength and resonance. This neck is carved to Gibson's slim-taper '60s profile, which offers a fast, comfortable playing feel. It is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. The Gibson logo is inlaid in mother of pearl across the top of the headstock face with "Les Paul Model" silkscreened in gold along the center of the headstock.

The Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway guitar sports 22 jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard that is adorned with acrylic trapezoidal inlays. The 12-inch radius or this fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes.

The headstock of the Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway is fitted with vintage-style tuners with pearloid tulip buttons. These tuners provide a classic look in line with the model's lineage, and smooth, robust performance.

The Les Paul Double Cutaway electric guitar is equipped with a Gibson Rhythm Pro humbucker in the neck position and a Lead Pro humbucker in the bridge position. These are classic-styled open-coil humbuckers, wound with a little more power than vintage-styled PAF humbuckers. They both have Alnico V bar magnets for a warm, rich tone that is still sharp and punchy, and are suitable for a wide range of musical styles, particularly rock and blues-rock. Both the bridge and neck pickup yield plenty of depth, warmth, and richness, and can dial in great clean tones when required, but will also push amps and effects a little harder when desired. The Rhythm Pro in the neck position is a bit warmer and fatter sounding, while the Lead Pro in the bridge position is hotter and punchier, with excellent harmonic saturation through a high-gain amp or pedal, and excellent sustain.

A Gibson Tune-O-Matic 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. A separate "stopbar" tailpiece, is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body.

Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway comes protected in black hardshell Gibson guitar case.


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FEATURES
Model name: Gibson Les Paul Double-cutaway
Model number: LPDCJEBCH1
Body style: double cutaway solid body
Top wood: maple
Body wood: mahogany
Finish: lacquer
Colors: ebony, bullion gold and classic white with a dark back and neck
Binding: cream
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Headstock Inlay: mother of pearl of Gibson logo
Tuners: vintage-style with green key tulip buttons
Nut: Corian
Nut Width: 1.69"
Neck: mahogany
Neck profile: '60s slim taper
Neck joint: set
Fingerboard: rosewood
Fingerboard radius: 12"
Number of frets: 22
Fret type: Jumbo
Fingerboard inlays: trapezoid
Hardware plating: chrome
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: stopbar
Neck Pickup: Gibson Rhythm Pro humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Gibson Lead Pro humbucker
Pickup selector: 3-way toggle switch
Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone
Case: black Gibson hardshell case
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GibsonLes Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar
 
4.8

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  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Les Paul DC Goldtop; got the big stuff right.....

If you've ever wanted a Les Paul but were put off by their weight, get this guitar. If you're one of those freaks with a room full of high-end guitars you never play,...Read complete review

If you've ever wanted a Les Paul but were put off by their weight, get this guitar. If you're one of those freaks with a room full of high-end guitars you never play, you should have one of these, too (it'll look better than most--if not all--of the rest of your collection). I've been playing this guitar through a 16w tweed tube head knocked down to 5w and it just sings; it's the tiniest bit 'spanky' with the tone open (due to the chambered body), but it's still know-it-when-you-hear-it Les Paul/PAF-tone. Through a hi-gain 3-channel 50w head w/ closed-back cab it's a rock-and-roll beast. Overall, I'm glad I have this guitar and you don't...so you really should go get your own. Before they're all gone. Did I mention how easy it is on your shoulder?
I've been owning and using top-end Carvin guitars since 1983, so when I ordered my double-cutaway LP from MF I knew I was taking a chance (again) buyng an expensive instrument sight-unseen from a 'stranger' (Carvin builds them how I want, and ships just what you asked for; the only 'surprise' is the grain on your guitar's finish). I've only owned 2 Gibsons over the years, and never a carved-top (I had a flat-top LP 'The Paul'--like a Jr/MelodyMaker w/ satin matte over mahogany in 1981, and an SG '75th anniversary', also with satin finish some 10 years later). I didn't get to play either of those enough to come to love them--The 'Paul' got resold quickly; the SG had a great, twangy sound with the small humbuckers (like LP DeLuxe), but the headstock was too heavy and the otherwise light SG wouldn't stay put while playing...got rid of it. This double-cut LP is likely to last me a long time. My notes on its features (I'm giving it an 8) are as follows: by 'Gibson standards', this guitar--a 'special run' MF commissioned from Gibson for catalog customers--uses the lowest-priced appointments you'll find on a Gibson instrument: stamped 'tulip' tuners, one pair of vol/tone pots, plastic nut, mother-of-shower-curtain acrylic fingerboard inlays, no pickguard, chrome hardware. I'm sure the 'low' price (for a new Gibson) is largely due to these lesser-priced parts. The guitar's 'best features', to me, are:

*Chambered body---this guitar's significantly lighter than solid-body LPs; actually as light as a Strat! Still sounds like a dead ringer for the 10lb anchor other Les Pauls are....

*Pickup-selector switch is in the spot you can reach w/o stopping picking(!) since the double-cut precluded them from putting it in a separate cavity on the wrong side of the guitar (like most LPs).

*The single vol/tone pots are just fine (unless pushing a distortion pedal just leave them both on '10'; it's absolutely idealized PAF-tone). I expect I'll put push/pull pots in for single coil/humbucker choice in both pickups, but I don't think this guitar needs separate pickup vol/tone knobs.

*Chrome p/u covers and hardware---to me, these look stupid on a 'gold-top' (since they put gold-plated parts on black LPs as often as chrome...); just keeping the price down....

*You won't have any better access to your last couple of frets across the strings than any other LP (despite what you might've hoped), but the double cutaway provides a decidedly voluptious look....I can plink F# off the board by the neck pickup, BTW.
Here's where the few 'issues' I have with this guitar come up. My guitar arrived with a 'Quality Control Inspection' checklist, and everything was checked off as inspected and passed. However, BOTH of this guitar's knobs (the gold-colored plastic 'pork-pie hat' knobs) were cracked when it arrived, and 'vol' split in two and fell off when first touched. The 3-way pickup selector switch fails to activate the bridge pickup about 50% of the time I switch to it. My guitar was (apparantly) soldered with 'Made in USA' quality and pride....oops; I'll fix it myself---while I'm replacing the broken plastic knobs with useful knurled metal ones. I'm afraid to return (exchange) this guitar over the knobs and partly-working selector, though; I'm sure I won't get this one back fixed. I'll be shipped another one with what could be LOTS worse problems (at least the one I got has excellent woodwork, neck feel, frets are well-dressed). I'm bothered that someone looked at this guitar's visibly-cracked knobs and checked the 'passed' box (Michigan's other big manufacturing industry--autos--got hammered for this type of approach recently!) even if the loosely-soldered 3-way switch escaped inspection (since it works intermittently). Gibson sells their instruments in a premium price range largely because of the buying public's perceptions about "1st quality workmanship" and so on; I did expect proper attention be paid to 'the little things' as well as the big, for a (more or less) $1500 Gibson guitar. The 'big things' are outstanding: it sounds, plays, and looks (except for the chrome) GREAT. You'll probably want to adjust your action a bit; mine's needed no truss-rod twist and came intonated properly, but the strings are a little high at the moment and it came with .010--.046 anyway. I'll set it up when I put on .009--.042s. The trapezoidal inlays are plastic but they do go with the look (as do the retro-type tuners). I decided that this coolest-looking and lightest Les Paul was dirt-cheap for "new Gibson" prices; cheap enough that I can add the price of what it 'needs' (push/pull pots, speed knobs, gold hardware/pickup covers, metal or graphite nut, and probably a set of Wilkinson quick-lock tuners) and still have paid less for it all than I might've for any generic off-the-rack Les Paul---which I wouldn't have bought!
It has what you like about Les Pauls (feel, sound), but it looks better, and it both weighs and costs HALF of what the rest of them do. It came with a first-quality hardshell case....

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As Expected

Overall a great guitar if you want simplicity, quality and a Les Paul that won't break your back (or the bank).
Two knobs and a switch simple. Lighter than a standard...Read complete review

Overall a great guitar if you want simplicity, quality and a Les Paul that won't break your back (or the bank).
Two knobs and a switch simple. Lighter than a standard less paul, though not significantly so.
Generally very good. Finish not rubbed out at the back of the neck heel/body joint, but that's expected in a Gibson these days. Gold Top is flawless. I think they tinted the back and neck too dark, but that's personal preference.
As Gibsons go, the price is right.

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(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Les Paul DC Goldtop; got the big stuff right.....

By hippiekarl

from Pahrump, NV

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If you've ever wanted a Les Paul but were put off by their weight, get this guitar. If you're one of those freaks with a room full of high-end guitars you never play, you should have one of these, too (it'll look better than most--if not all--of the rest of your collection). I've been playing this guitar through a 16w tweed tube head knocked down to 5w and it just sings; it's the tiniest bit 'spanky' with the tone open (due to the chambered body), but it's still know-it-when-you-hear-it Les Paul/PAF-tone. Through a hi-gain 3-channel 50w head w/ closed-back cab it's a rock-and-roll beast. Overall, I'm glad I have this guitar and you don't...so you really should go get your own. Before they're all gone. Did I mention how easy it is on your shoulder?
I've been owning and using top-end Carvin guitars since 1983, so when I ordered my double-cutaway LP from MF I knew I was taking a chance (again) buyng an expensive instrument sight-unseen from a 'stranger' (Carvin builds them how I want, and ships just what you asked for; the only 'surprise' is the grain on your guitar's finish). I've only owned 2 Gibsons over the years, and never a carved-top (I had a flat-top LP 'The Paul'--like a Jr/MelodyMaker w/ satin matte over mahogany in 1981, and an SG '75th anniversary', also with satin finish some 10 years later). I didn't get to play either of those enough to come to love them--The 'Paul' got resold quickly; the SG had a great, twangy sound with the small humbuckers (like LP DeLuxe), but the headstock was too heavy and the otherwise light SG wouldn't stay put while playing...got rid of it. This double-cut LP is likely to last me a long time. My notes on its features (I'm giving it an 8) are as follows: by 'Gibson standards', this guitar--a 'special run' MF commissioned from Gibson for catalog customers--uses the lowest-priced appointments you'll find on a Gibson instrument: stamped 'tulip' tuners, one pair of vol/tone pots, plastic nut, mother-of-shower-curtain acrylic fingerboard inlays, no pickguard, chrome hardware. I'm sure the 'low' price (for a new Gibson) is largely due to these lesser-priced parts. The guitar's 'best features', to me, are:

*Chambered body---this guitar's significantly lighter than solid-body LPs; actually as light as a Strat! Still sounds like a dead ringer for the 10lb anchor other Les Pauls are....

*Pickup-selector switch is in the spot you can reach w/o stopping picking(!) since the double-cut precluded them from putting it in a separate cavity on the wrong side of the guitar (like most LPs).

*The single vol/tone pots are just fine (unless pushing a distortion pedal just leave them both on '10'; it's absolutely idealized PAF-tone). I expect I'll put push/pull pots in for single coil/humbucker choice in both pickups, but I don't think this guitar needs separate pickup vol/tone knobs.

*Chrome p/u covers and hardware---to me, these look stupid on a 'gold-top' (since they put gold-plated parts on black LPs as often as chrome...); just keeping the price down....

*You won't have any better access to your last couple of frets across the strings than any other LP (despite what you might've hoped), but the double cutaway provides a decidedly voluptious look....I can plink F# off the board by the neck pickup, BTW.
Here's where the few 'issues' I have with this guitar come up. My guitar arrived with a 'Quality Control Inspection' checklist, and everything was checked off as inspected and passed. However, BOTH of this guitar's knobs (the gold-colored plastic 'pork-pie hat' knobs) were cracked when it arrived, and 'vol' split in two and fell off when first touched. The 3-way pickup selector switch fails to activate the bridge pickup about 50% of the time I switch to it. My guitar was (apparantly) soldered with 'Made in USA' quality and pride....oops; I'll fix it myself---while I'm replacing the broken plastic knobs with useful knurled metal ones. I'm afraid to return (exchange) this guitar over the knobs and partly-working selector, though; I'm sure I won't get this one back fixed. I'll be shipped another one with what could be LOTS worse problems (at least the one I got has excellent woodwork, neck feel, frets are well-dressed). I'm bothered that someone looked at this guitar's visibly-cracked knobs and checked the 'passed' box (Michigan's other big manufacturing industry--autos--got hammered for this type of approach recently!) even if the loosely-soldered 3-way switch escaped inspection (since it works intermittently). Gibson sells their instruments in a premium price range largely because of the buying public's perceptions about "1st quality workmanship" and so on; I did expect proper attention be paid to 'the little things' as well as the big, for a (more or less) $1500 Gibson guitar. The 'big things' are outstanding: it sounds, plays, and looks (except for the chrome) GREAT. You'll probably want to adjust your action a bit; mine's needed no truss-rod twist and came intonated properly, but the strings are a little high at the moment and it came with .010--.046 anyway. I'll set it up when I put on .009--.042s. The trapezoidal inlays are plastic but they do go with the look (as do the retro-type tuners). I decided that this coolest-looking and lightest Les Paul was dirt-cheap for "new Gibson" prices; cheap enough that I can add the price of what it 'needs' (push/pull pots, speed knobs, gold hardware/pickup covers, metal or graphite nut, and probably a set of Wilkinson quick-lock tuners) and still have paid less for it all than I might've for any generic off-the-rack Les Paul---which I wouldn't have bought!
It has what you like about Les Pauls (feel, sound), but it looks better, and it both weighs and costs HALF of what the rest of them do. It came with a first-quality hardshell case....

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Update to more access than the axxess

By Rock n Roll Cole

from Niagara Falls, Canada

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

Since buying my Classic White one (which comes with antique cream pickup rings, not black as seen in the MF pics, and they match the antique cream binding perfect) I changed the knobs to white "speed knobs", the switch tip to a white one, and installed chrome pickup covers and strap locks, and now this thing looks incredible. It glows and shines and jumps right off my walls of 21 other high end Gibsons, Fenders, Rickies, etc. etc. etc. hanging up.
I like the gold top color but this white one, even with these upgrades/changes still cost less than the gold and really, looks way better!
I love this guitar so much, the tone is off the charts and compared to my R8 les paul is almost half the weight, way way easier to play leads up the neck and the volume knob and switch are at your pinkys reach while playing. Try that with a regular les paul.
The Burstbucker Pro pickups are the very best PAF style pickups to date, in my books. They are way hotter than the regular Burstbuckers and 57's etc. but still retain that PAF tone which most aftermarket's (S. Duncan, DiMarz, etc.) seem to miss a bit. They really scream or can be clean as a whistle and have great harmonics, dynamics and interact with your pick attack amazingly.
The other features are typical Gibson les paul standard with better placement for soloing and I really don't mind the only 2 control knobs that much.
Come on! top notch American handcrafted work of art.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone In this Guitar

By Whammer Jammer

from West Michigan

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Alright, I can't help but sound like a testimonial on this review because this guitar has unbelievably good tone. I don't know if I just got the best of the barrel or they are all like this, but this guitar suits my style to a tee. It sounds good clean, but I generally play with a lot of saturated gain and it has real guts to it.

I've owned way too many guitars to even remember, but LP's have always been my favorite. I typically DO NOT like chambered bodies, but this one cooks. I only bought it because the price lured me in & I figured it would get played once in a while and be under my bed most of the time. However, after playing it for the past month it has shot up to number one. I have 2 other Pauls that I am very attached to and 2 others that are "OK", but this Lester has the best tone & playability of any that I have ever owned.

If you enjoy heavy music, be it blues, rock or metal you should strongly consider this one. They aren't inexpensive, but man it's worth every penny.
Great pickups as this guitar is loaded with Burstbucker Pro's. It took me a while to google around and find that "lead" and "rhythm" pro pickups are actually BBP's. I have BBP's in an LP Studio Deluxe and the pickups are marked lead & rhythm on the back.

Chambered body with 60's neck. Beautiful cream binding on my vintage white guitar.

Only one tone and volume pot, rather than the typical 2 for each pickup. That is the reason I only gave an 8 in this category.
Set up to my liking right out of the box. The rosewood fretboard need a little bit of lizard spit - that was it.
I know that Gibsons are expensive, but this one I bought on Stupid Deal of the Day for a great price! I feel like I stole it. It would still be worth it for more.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Jody Kaldahl

from Illinois

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

i love the simplicity and elegance of this guitar. looks great sounds great.
when i uncrated this guitar it was in tune. great first sign. it was an hour before i even plugged it in, it sounded so great in the middle of the kitchen. i finally dragged it into the music room, oiled the fretboard, set the action and reintonated (very easy by the way) and i was up and running. i forgot to eat until midnight. the tone and sustain are way more than i expected. it hasnt gone out of tune for 2 days and i am very pleased to have bought this guitar. I've been playing 20+ years and this is hands down the best guitar ive ever owned
flawless
very reasonable price for a les paul. worth every penny

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hello goldtop!

By telemaster-GZyqo

from New York

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

Overall this is an excellent guitar. Right out of the box played great, the action was a little high for my taste, but that will be taken care of. Mine is a gold top and it looks just awesome. If youre looking for great thick/full sound and sustain this is the guitar to get. Save your pennies and buy this guitar, its not often that you get a great deal for a high quality piece of gear.
Great piece of American made equipment. Who needs 4 knobs when you can have 2?!
Simplicity sometimes works better. The neck is just the perfect size (60's), perfect balance as well. The double-cuaway will allow you to easily access notes that were before a pain before. Perfect combo of colors (goldtop, dark brown back/neck).
Great action and sweet sustain. From playing epiphones, fenders, fernandes guitars this one is definately a keeper. Sustain, neck action and pick-ups are all great. Great for rocky blues, but will handle any style with ease, but this baby can handle any style with ease.
Dont think twice and get it. Its an unheard of price for an American made Gibson model and it's wirth every penny.

(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

As Expected

By Spadge

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

Overall a great guitar if you want simplicity, quality and a Les Paul that won't break your back (or the bank).
Two knobs and a switch simple. Lighter than a standard less paul, though not significantly so.
Generally very good. Finish not rubbed out at the back of the neck heel/body joint, but that's expected in a Gibson these days. Gold Top is flawless. I think they tinted the back and neck too dark, but that's personal preference.
As Gibsons go, the price is right.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson LP Double Cutaway Gold Top

By Texas Telepicker

from Aggieland

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

This is one beautiful guitar, had a black hardshell Gibson case. The case insides are white (which are beautiful also) but I must take extra effort to keep the "white" very clean & nice.
I bought mine as the Stupid Deal of the Day back in May. I wasn't sure at first about just the tone & volume control as being the only controls for the two pick ups, but I have since come to love the simplicity of this guitar! I previously owned a Gibson 335 reissue that had the HB & 4 control Gibson tone & volume knobs. But this guitar has tone, tone, & then, more tone. I went down the list of specs and the only difference in mine and this model is the model number & the pick up configuration, that's it. This model has the Gibson Rhythm Pro & Gibson Lead Pro pick ups, and mine has the P-90 single coil front & back, but I have come to love the tone. The front pick up has the "warm" sound for rhythm or certain blues tones, and the bridge P-90 has enough "bite" that you can get the Texas Blues sounds, or, the country tones of Merle Haggards "Workin' Man's Blues" with no problemo. I love the chambered body which takes a lot of weight off, and is not a negative to the tone. (imho) I'm in my upper 60's so this is important. Have played American Teles & Strats for the past 40+ years and still have some precious ones that I can't seem to part with, but this baby just joined the list. I love this guitar, and when I had the chance to get it for under a thousand bucks, I decided that was a good enough sign to but it.
Set up was playable and liveable, but I always have my new guitars checked & set up by a pro. The volume knob fell off when I un boxed it, but, no big deal. It was an easy & quick fix.
I think nothing man-made is perfect, so I don't give 10's, or hardly ever do. But, this one comes very close. I't's a great value, and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Les Paul DC Goldtop

By Anthony Hite

from USA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

I am very glad I finaly bought one of the Les Paul Double Cuts, no regreats at all. I actually want to but anouther one for alternate tunnings now. This has become my go to Guitar now.
The most notable feature that this Guitar has verses a regular Les Paul is the double cutaway itself. And the fact that the Guitar weighs just a little less and is very well balanced. I have to admit that the Guitar has probably ruined me, as it is all I want to play now. The Guitar hangs very well off your shoulder because the strap attaches to the top horn and not the back of the Guitar like an SG. So you do not have to hold or help support the neck like on a SG. The Double Cutaway gives you great fret access, yet the Guitar still retains that old Les Paul sound. I had always been intrigued by this Guitar and had kind of passed them over when they have become available. Now I see that in time this Guitar probably will become Gibson's new go to Les Paul, as it truly is the best of both worlds.
Well all in all my Guitar is a keeper, plain and simple. I buy them to play and if the neck is good and she plays well that is about 95% of the equation. But that being said mine did arive with a cracked tone control knob. Yes the plastic Gold Hat tone control had a crack in it thru and thru. Also there was a dark brown color like spot about the size of a very sharp pencil point on my gold top. It looked as if the Gold had separated or something like that, as they were finishing the Guitar. The spot is so very very small and you have to be holding it up close and studying the Guitar to even see it. But I thought I would mention it just the same. For me it is no big deal, especially for what I paid for this Guitar. And like I said I buy them to play them.
For the money, it has been one of my best Gibson Guitar purchases in a while.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't stop playing it !

By Q-Ball,MS

from Gulfport,MS

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

I own two strats,one tele,and a Les Paul I bought in 1977 and this guitar is now my #1 stage guitar. I was considering a PRS and am so glad I didn't buy one.I've been playing for over 30 yrs. and have owned countless guitars, in my opinon the Les Paul double cutaway is one of the best instruments I've ever purchased. The control knobs and pick up switch locations take alittle getting used to,but after one rehearsal they felt fine.I play through a Blues Deville 212 (for large venues)and and Blues Jr.(for smaller clubs)and I get rave compliments about the tone.Again..this is just my personal opinion hope this review helps anyone considering buying this guitar.
Love the single tone and volume controls.Pick ups are awesome.Tuners are great....No unecessary bells and whistles.The chambered body makes this guitar extremely comfortable and the neck is not too fat and not too slim.
Out of the box this guitar is flawless.I've never bought a guitar and left the action set from the factory,so I did lower the action alittle without any problems.Mine is gold and the finish is beautiful.
Worth every penny

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar "Regular"

By michael helman

from Canada

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

I am not a professional player or even a great player but this thing makes me sound as good as I possibly can. It also gives me inspiration to improve and continue on the journey. Looking forward to many years of wear and tear. By the time I get done with this guitar, it will look like it's been through a war! I can't wait! Rock on my brothers.............
Stripped to the bone full of tone. No muss no fuss! Waited a long time to get this one....2011 Les Paul Double Cutaway. The sticker also mentioned the word "regular". Not sure what that's all about! Beautiful fretboard and flawless frets. Pick-ups sound great, maybe a little more bite than the LP Standard. One volume and one tone...perfect. Three way switch does what it should. Tuners seem alright for now although I don't see them lasting forever (seem a little fragile). The 60's neck may take some getting used to but it feels great already!
I give it an 8 only because mine had some flaws in the binding on the top of the body (you can feel a little lip where the binding ends and the body wood begins). Set up was acceptable right out of the case, however will try to have it lowered just a bit more! Hopefully no buzzing! I have ordered a couple of Les Pauls in the past only to send them back because they appeared to be hanging on some shop wall for a millenium (dust all over, smears and smudges, and fretboard dry as a bone). Must of got a fresh one this time because the guitar looked as if it was just polished, packed, and shipped right from the factory! Not a mark on it! Fretboard was dark and beautiful. I could see my reflection in the gold top finish. Truth be told, I almost shed a tear when I opened the case (no lies!). Beautiful!!!!
I think the chambered body does sacrifice some tone campared to a "traditional" Les Paul. That being said, at this price this thing still sounds like a million bucks! And I'm pretty certain my back will thank me in the long run! I've purchased five guitars in the past (fender, hagstrom, samick, ibanez, epiphone), each valued at about $$$ each only to sell them (at a loss) to purchase another in search of something that came close to a Les Paul. Save yourself the trouble...bite the bullet...and buy this one right off the hop! Beg, borrow, or steal! You will not be dissappointed! Pinky swear!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LP DC

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

Best guitar I have ever owned and the price was ridiculous. I Cannot put it down.
PU's sound fantastic! Neck is perfect. Weight is just right. This a keeper. Some have complained about only one set of volume and tone controls, but it works for me. Don't really need 2 of each with all the other outside effects being used. In fact, I like it better!
Outstanding quality!! Couldn't be happier. The sound and feel are such that you know your playing a fine quality instrument. The fit and finish is perfect. I own 18 guitars and besides my 52 yr old Gibson acoustic, this will be the only other guitar getting playing time.
Price was unbelievable! I normally only buy older classic collectable guitars. In fact this is the first new guitar I have bought in decades. I fell in love the minute I touched it. The neck and fingerboard is perfect with that old style tapered fit. And the PU's have fantastic sound. From screaming bite to really sweet mellow sounds.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More access than the Access

By Rock n Roll Cole

from Niagara Falls, Canada

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

This really is an incredible guitar, I own 21 different high end guitars and this is now my favorite.
Obviously you can read the features and my only complaints are again only 1 volume and tone. I would've at least liked to see 2 tones like the Flying V's etc.
My only other complaint is that there are no pickup covers on the white or black models but they are on the gold tops? what up?
What can I say it's a handcrafted american made Gibson maybe I should've givin' it a 10 cause I can't find an issue. The tone is off the charts, I was never sure about a chambered Paul or any chambered guitar that wasn't a semi acoustic. I really love the tone of my R8 (58 reissue) but these are friggin amazing.
Now the access you get to the upper frets is nothing like any other Les Paul including the Les Paul Access, it's good but these Double Cutaways are way better. Plus the volume knob is right there by your picking hand and the switch is only an inch further. Great for soloing.
For the price of the these guitar, the value is incredible.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sounding guitar the P90's hit the spot

By Arthur Palmer

from Little Rock, AR

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

This model will only appreciate in value over the years and will be a joy to play.
The features of only 2 knobs, really makes this model simple to operate and to mix your sound. The pickups are great and believe me if you want a crunchy bluesy sound flip the swith to the neck position and you have it. The bridge pickup can give you a snarlling treble sound which I also like. I had to have a set up done, as with all my Gibsons the string heighth was to high at the end of the neck. Now the intonation and action on the neck are great. I had a custom pickguard made (cream) to match the pickups and binding and this guitar is a knockout.
No finish flaws and the binding and finish were perfect.
This was was great value and believe me when you can purchase a quality guitar a very reasonalbe price you have made yourself a deal of a lifetime.

(4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar is far out and totally tubular

By Pickin n Grinnin

from Atlanta

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

This guitar could not be further out there. It is so far out it is not easy to describe except to say that it is totally tubular and , like wow, i feel so out there.
I got the gold top which is beautiful and renids me of the color of my old surf woody back in 1966.
One volume control and one tone control makes it very easy to play even when tired after surfing all day. The neck is very smooth and sleek makes it easy to play the classics like "Wipeout" and "Pipeline". The sound is simmilar to the great Dick Dale's tone.
Totally tubular and out there! Surfs up with this guitar!
Pricey but as everyone knows, sometimes you have to pay alot to travel to find the best waves. Nothing compares to a Gibson except getting locked in a wave at Banzai Pipeline.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By Funkyard

from Rochester

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

I have been paying for over 40 years and after receiving the guitar I oiled the fretboard and changed the strings (DR Blues 11-50) she was ready to go. I must say after numerous guitars this is one of the best playing/sounding I have owned
Are as noted in the description
Appears to be nicely built solid, good weight & balance
For a used guitar the value appears very fair after a lot of research

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the one

By marley cr3w

from Ottawa, Canada

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Pros

  • Epicness
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

      If you are considering buying this guitar just do it... I did. Now I owe VISA some money but I've never been happier! It is versatile/authentic Les Paul. Absolutely roars in drop D too. the binding is also really classy. Neck feels great. some guitars just inspire you.. well this is it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AAA Amazing guitar

      By vj

      from wyoming

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Its a les paul standard
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

        This is a great guitar. I love the double cut away cuz its different enough to be yourself but still a les Paul plus you can finally play the higher frets with an ease! Love the 60 neck! Its light too so when playing long shows it doesn't kill your shoulder. And as a singer and player the 2 knobs is way simpler. Esp for stage! Just love the guitar and I was looking forever for the right one! This was the best choose by far!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I own a 2003 Model

        By WarrenHaynes4Prez

        from Wilmington, DE

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        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

        In 2002 I bought the Les Paul DC Classic Goldtop, which was a limited edition run - very similar. This version has a couple of nice appointments that I wish mine had: 1) white trapezoid inlays (mine are this lame "aged" yellowed color that don't look quite as good) 2) the old version had a painted neck and sides where this new model has a clear finish over the mahogany. Besides these minor aesthetics, it's basically the same guitar, which sounds amazing. It's very versatile but to my ear stays a little more "classic" sounding than some similar "modern" PRS models. I love the fret access of the double cut, and it's also lighter than a regular LP Standard - which is better on your back for long gigs! Tonally, with the slightly thinner body, it sounds like a cross between an LP Standard and an SG to me - but the sound chambers give added resonance. With saturated gain, I can achieve some nice musical feedback - but never unintentionally like with a true hollowbody. It's never problematic or annoying. This guitar covers everything from blues, R&B, to modern rock. The pickups aren't hot enough for real metal players, in my opinion. I think it's PERFECT for ZZ Top, Allman Brothers, and Grateful Dead stuff. I think this guitar looks and sounds amazing, and also sets you apart by being slightly different than all the LP standard players.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gibson Les Paul "Double Cut" DC Pro

        By Kenneth Dust

        from Colorado

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

        The 8 raing is obvious for my review. I love the guitar, but it's pricey. There are those times that you get what you pay for, and although pricey, I'm keeping this one and hopefully it will give me decades of enjoyment. It will be well cared for, believe me!
        I'm giving this guitar a 9 rating simply because that's how I felt about it since I opened the box. I just LOVE this guitar!!! I really don't understand why more Gibson players do not play this guitar in favor of the traditional Les Paul because this guitar has MUCH BETTER fret accsess. I also can't understand why this model never really seemed to take-off with ES-335 players because it has the chambered body as is not nearly as bulky. Really, is toting around a 10 lbs. Les Paul in your future when you 40 y.o. and over? Not in mine! I used to be such a die-hard Fender player, but over the years my tastes changed and I found myself playing and wanting the Les Paul more and more. But, as I aged I still needed a lighter guitar, and when Gibby put out this guitar it was a miracle if you ask me. All the gibby tone with a lighter body and better fret access? I'LL BUY THAT RIGHT NOW!!!
        I've owned bought and sold on Ebay, so I've seen about a half dozen of these in my time, and this last run of guitars is amazing! This last run does not have the ugly green inlays, has med/jumbo frets and open coild hums that I like better than the cover hums. The covered hums just look ugly after periods of use and the thinner vintage frets just aren't for me as far as playability goes. The seperation of the hums on the 22 fret Pro model is also 10 times better than the Standard as far as "tonal serperation" between them in my opinion. This is the model for me!
        I'm giving Gibby a 7 here because I have always thought they were overpriced and this guitar comes in at where it does? It should be less, and it's popularity suggests so as well! Regardless, this guitar is a REAL GEM and if you have the cash to buy one, I would highly recommend buying one. It's beautiful, toneful, plays fantastic, and obviously very high quality. I love my guitar!!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible!!

        By Ailen Rocker

        from Roswell, NM.

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Swich access

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:

        Let's just start by saying that I have owned and played on a variety of Les Paul SC guitars. Everything from EPI's to Gibby Standards, Studios and Taditionals. All great instruments but never really fit me very well. I wanted a goldtop and I wanted a slim 60's neck and walla! I found it. This guitar being chambered is not your typical "boat anchor" and the upper fret access is a joy. The Probucker PUPs are hot as ever but clean up real nice. Sometimes I miss the extra controls but have adapted easily. The switch is a little different to get to in a hurry but not a deal breaker. I had decided a while back that i'm a strat guy but this guitar has given me a whole new appreciation for Gibson. Some like to compair this to an SG or PRS, not even close, it's a Les Paul!!

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