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Gibson Les Paul Supreme Gold Electric Guitar
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Custom binding all around is just the start of the Gibson Les Paul Supreme Gold Electric Guitar's distinctive looks. Feast your eyes on the deluxe pe...Click To Read More About This Product
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A feast for the eyes and ears.
Custom binding all around is just the start of the Gibson Les Paul Supreme Gold Electric Guitar's distinctive looks. Feast your eyes on the deluxe pearl-on-ebony fingerboard inlays; gold frets; and an abalone, pearl, and brass globe inlaid on the Gibson Les Paul headstock. The classic and much loved Gold Top finish has never looked better, and the mahogany back adds warm and resonance to the already sweet tone. A chambered Les Paul Guitar body takes a load off your shoulder and enhances resonance to aid the 490R and 498T alnico humbuckers in generating miles of smooth sustain. The Les Paul Supreme Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case.
Maple top and back
Gold Top finish
Chambered mahogany body
Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard
Custom binding on top, back, fretboard, and headstock
Abalone, pearl, and brass globe headstock inlay
1-11/16" nut width
490R and 498T alnico humbuckers
Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
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First, I will start by saying that this guitar is not for everyone--even if you are a devout Les Paul fan. Second, I think there's really two kinds of LP players. 1) The "old LP is best" camp. This player believes that once upon a time, the "old men" at the Kalamazoo plant built the best LP's. They reviere in old 50's LP's, and seem to prefer anything "burst." 2) The second type is the LP fan that loves anything having to do with Les Pauls--that all of the years in between the 50's and now had ups and downs. I fall into the second camp.Having been a Les Paul player for more years than I care to think about (yes, there have been others along the way, but nothing compares), I recently purchased this "guitar of the week" because I felt I was purchasing the best LP Gibson had to offer. Mind you, there's scant information out there on these models, which for me, was part of the allure. I own a 78 Goldtop, and felt the time was right to retire "old gold" and move on. I'm glad I did!Right away, upon opening the case, I was treated to the sweet smell of nitrocellulose. The case is a white, plush-lined affair, that my wife says reminds her of a coffin. Hmm... Anyway, the guitar is considerably lighter than most LPs I have played, due mainly to the chambering. The gleaming gold top, and hardware just jump out of the case at you. Upon further examinination, this guitar is put together perfectly. The finish is flawless, screw holes are drilled straight, the neck/body joint is solid and un-marked, and the binding (front and back) is perfect.Past LP's I have had show that Gibson has had trouble matching thier tops with bodies--often there is significant overhang with thier tops. Not the case with this one. The binding and top are all perfectly lined up. The back and sides are a gorgeous grain, and the back is carved to match the front. Truly delicious.The tone of this guitar is amazing!! It has the round tone usually associated with LPs, yet has enough high-end bite to provide that twang needed on some songs. I think the pick ups actually are a little too powerful, but that can be controlled with your amp. The weight and balance are perfect, and the thicker body feels great. The neck is a little chunkier than some, but easy to get used to. Overall, this is truly a treasure. I will be keeping this limited edition for many years to come!!
What an amazing Les Paul. Gibson is not lying when they say this guitar is really a Les Paul Supreme, because this guitar reigns supreme over all the other Les Pauls and SGs I have owned in the past. It is simply the best. Everything from the finish, the gold truss rod cover, the grover keystone tuners, the positively amazing neck feel, the hardware, and the pickups make this guitar the cream of the crop. Nice job Gibson.