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Gibson Vegas High Roller Electric Guitar   

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The Vegas High Roller from Gibson takes the Vegas Standard and spares no expense to give it a flashier style. It has a mahogany back, AAA curly maple...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vegas High Roller from Gibson takes the Vegas Standard and spares no expense to give it a flashier style. It has a mahogany back, AAA curly maple top with traditional f-holes, triple-ply binding, and Gibson BurstBucker Pro humbuckers at the neck and bridge. The mahogany neck has a classic '60s Gibson profile with an ebony fingerboard, gold frets, block mother-of-pearl inlays, 24-3/4" scale, and 1.695" nut width. It comes with a stopbar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge, gold top-hat knobs, pearloid-button tuners, and gold hardware. The hardshell case has a black reptile-pattern cover, dark grey plush interior, and a silver Gibson USA logo.

  • Semi-hollow flat-top body
  • AAA curly maple top
  • Mahogany back
  • Triple-ply top binding
  • Traditional f-holes
  • Mahogany neck
  • '60s slim-taper profile
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Gold fret wire
  • 24.75" scale length
  • 22" neck length
  • 1.695" nut width
  • Block mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold top-hat knobs with silver inserts
  • Pearloid tuner buttons
  • Gold hardware
  • BurstBucker Pro humbuckers
  • Volume and tone knobs
  • Manufactured in Nashville, TN

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I have been playing a life time and have never owned a guitar I like as much as Gibson's Vegas Highroller. I had custom made semi hollow Flying V's made for me 20 years ago that only barely compare sonically but as far as playing is concerned the silk touch of this guitar is truly unbelievable. The cut away makes it possible to reach and stretch the high e string to an A from the last fret!The three quarter cut makes my .008-.038 feel like .005-.030 string gauge. I've used the guitar just recently to record my 14th studio album...considering I've recorded most of the previous recordings with my custom guitars this is an amazing change for me.


High Class

By Fusion King

from Minneapolis,MN

I bought this guitar approx. one year ago after looking around for about 2 years for a suitable guitar to handle both les paul blues tones as well as more traditional jazz sounds; I was not able to try one out before hand, but, because i had had good experiences with Gibsons in the past a took a chance. Best decision of my life. The action and intonation came set perfectly straight out of the box, the guitar looks amazing, and the sound: everything from Hubert Sumlin blues to Clapton's 'woman' tone in the way of blues sounds, as well as dark, thick, and mellow sounds for jazz. Think Grant Green, George Benson, and Jim Hall. This guitar looks, sounds, and feels better than any of my guitars, and, being as how I own a '59 Les Paul, an es-137, and several classic strats, i think i know a good guitar. This is not one of those. It's excellent, beyond excellent. Buy it know, and use it with a Jazzmaster Ultralight for jazz or a visual sound workhorse for blues tones. You wont regret it!


A Great Blend of guitars

By The Okie

from Edmond, OK

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I just got the Vegas High Roller and I can tell you that it is the best of both worlds between a strat and a ES-335. The pickups deliver excellent mid-range and don't bass your guitar out like a lot of Humbucker pu's. The action is excellent. The pictures don't do this guitar any justice either, it's a beautiful guitar. Don't be to cautious on the price you can't buy a better guitar for the price....


Sleeping Beauty

By Stratman 1000

from Brisbane, Australia

I have played strats and strat styled guitars most of my life except for a 3 pickup black custom Les Paul I owned for a few years...too heavy and uncomfortable for gigging. This is the first guitar I have ever walked into a music store, picked up, played and fallen in love with on the spot. Unbelievable clean round tones and an absolute screamer when cranked up. The price I payed was nearly $2000 AU cheaper than a Les Paul, which I have found to be not nearly as comfortable to play as this little beauty. I had the chance to buy two of them and let it slide, much to my regret now


Finally, a gibson as comforable as a strat

By 1957StratMAN

from Undisclosed

Amazing tone, the burstbucker pros gives it a les paul scream with the bridge as well as a rich jazz tone w/the neck pickup on clean. I initially bought this guitar stricly for jazz, but I just end up crankng my amp and dishing out rock riffs because this guitar screams! Oh, and it has to be the most comfortable Gibson I've played as the U shaped wide neck makes bends and chords super easy. I just can't believe that Gibson is selling such quality at this price!


Unbeatable Value and Versatility

By Room40LS

from Chicago, IL

I have a new favorite guitar. With all of the sustain and scream of a Les Paul Standard, the mellow tones of the ES 137 and the backbone of the original Epiphone Sheraton, this guitar is amazing. It is exceptionally light and well balanced. The high tones (10-17 frets) on the neck pickup are like silk. I have over 20 guitars, all top of the line Gibsons, Fenders, Ricks. This has just replaced my Les Pauls on my stage stand. One observation. The wood grain is beautiful but the laquer is a little bumpy. And the inlays are block inlays like on the Les Paul Custom, not the split-block shown on the picture. But overall, you will NEVER find a guitar of this caliber for this price. Oh - beautiful case as well.

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