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Unique graphics, a carved top and a single '57 Classic Plus pickup with built-in flanger.
In addition to beautifully embodying the image of this powerful artist, the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul also nails his unique and uncompromising sound. Special touches include an Ebony Black finish with pearlescent white Godsmack sun emblem, subtle double-star 12th fret inlays, hot-stamped signature truss-rod cover, and a Sully Erna moon-and-star emblem on the headstock. Among the sonic surprises hidden within this stripped-down Les Paul are a built-in flanger accessed by a push-pull switch on the master tone pot, and a killswitch in the traditional toggle selector position. Put it all together, and the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul is a powerful statement in the eyes and ears of all who behold it, and a guitar totally fitting for this uncompromising artist.
Body and Neck
A traditional foundation ensures the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul’s sonic success right from the start. A carved solid maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany back—treated with Gibson’s new modern weight relief pattern to increase playing comfort and enhance resonance—contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in a comfortably rounded ’50s profile that measures 0.818” at the 1st fret and 0.963” at the 12th, and topped with a black bound Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and simple dot position markers, plus subtle double stars at the 12th fret. A black Corian™ nut is cut on Gibson’s PLEK for optimum precision.
Pickups and Electronics
The stripped-down ethos and outward simplicity of the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul belies a powerful sonic punch lurking within. It’s single ’57 Classic Plus pickup yields everything from bone-breaking crunch to eviscerating leads when used on its own, but just pop the push-pull switch on the tone control to unleash the built-in flanger circuit for instant Godsmack atmospherics. Adding further drama to your playing, the toggle-switch on this single-pickup Les Paul is actually kill switch to mute the guitar’s output for rhythmic stutter effects.
Hardware and Plastics
A set of genuine Grover™ tuners partners up with the classic pairing of tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for smooth and efficient tuning and intonation married to solid sustain. All hardware is black, in keeping with the stunning look of this guitar. The truss-rod cover it hot-stamped with Sully Erna’s signature, and to avoid obstructing any part of its unique finish, the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul comes without a pickguard.
Cases and Extras
Each guitar includes a black Gibson hardshell case, owner’s manual and truss rod wrench.
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Comments about Gibson Sully Erna Godsmack Electric Guitar:
I love this guitar. It is definitely perfect for a rhythm guitarist like myself. The '57 Classic pickup is a perennial powerhouse for rock music and the built in flanger and killswitch just add enough bells and whistles to make this guitar very fun to play. Also, the aesthetics are just awesome. That isn't just some cheap vinyl sun design stuck on the side, it is pearlescent paint and absolutely beautiful.