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Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul BFG Electric Guitar

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The BFG Limited Edition consists of the first 52 guitars produced in each color with a handwritten serial number showing the guitar's place in the ru...Click To Read More About This Product

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The BFG Limited Edition consists of the first 52 guitars produced in each color with a handwritten serial number showing the guitar's place in the run of 52.

A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don't care about good looks. It has the sound and playability you'd expect from a Les Paul, while its raw look stands Les Paul styling on its head: unsanded top, no binding, no pickup rings, no truss rod cover, no toggle switch rings, no fretboard position indicators (dots on the side only), with wooden knobs that have no numbers.

This rough and tough guitar has sonics to match: steamy hot tones from the novel pickup combination of a single coil P-90 in the neck and a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge - like having a Les Paul Special and a Standard in one guitar.

Mini toggle pickup selection switch located near two volume and one master tone controls. Kill switch located where rhythm/lead switch used to be.

"Distressed" stop bar, Tune-O-Matic bridge, and Grovers and "shopworn" case complete the raw look of this very different looking Les Paul.

  • Unsanded carved maple top
  • Mahogany back
  • 1950s rounded mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1.695"
  • Inlays: white side dots only
  • Hardware: gun metal (trans cherry finish)
  • distressed black chrome (trans black and trans gold finish)
  • Tailpiece: stopbar (distressed)
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Knobs: two wooden volumes, one wooden tone
  • Tuners: Grover (distressed)
  • Neck pickup: P-90
  • Bridge pickup: Zebra BurstBucker 3
  • Controls: 2 volume, 1 tone, 3-way switch
  • Kill switch toggle
  • See-through wiring covers in back
  • Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
  • Case: shopworn Les Paul
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Les Paul BFG Bullion Burst

By Majicman-KYZXD

from Van Isl. Canada

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Recently got this one and I love it. It sounds fantastic including acoustically. I had ordered it and when it came in the salesman opened the case and it was just stunning. The pickup selector in the middle through my 1960tv marshall (25 watt greanbacks) WOW.


what a guitar!!

By dan barrett

from uk

a friend of mine owns this guitar the day after he got it he brought it t o mine to try it through my marshall head. this thing is just insane didnt really play it clean as id rather use a tele for such things dialed in a every time i die/gallows tone and was totally blown away so much so i am going to buy one. first off the neck feels gorgeous i am a big gibson fan but i find the necks take a long time to get worn in where as with this it feels like someones been playing it for 40 years. The burstbucker really growls and roars it has a great sound for agressive playing the p90 sounds like a p90s you either love them or hate them but i think theyre really underrated pickups. anyone who hasnt used them try and imagen a sound right in the middle of a bucker and a single coil. the finish on the one i played was spotless well considering what it is made to look like. The chambered body just makes this thing sustain forever. think the main reason i like this guitar so much is that its made to take a beatin its like it loves being abused. Its not like playing a normal lp where you're scared of damaging it because its priceless its a real players guitar. Personally i think when i get mine im guna upgrade the wiring replace the nut and load it with a bare knuckle war pig and it will be an animal anyone thinking of buying one but is unsure because its cheap or the p90 or the finish trust me you wont be disapointed just stray away from the norm and try something a bit diffrent. finally well done gibson!!
it has everything you'd want. i didnt mess about with it too much but because of the setup you could use it for anything and at the end of the day if you find a guitar that sounds amazing no matter what style you play thats a very special guitar indeed
its a gibson what do you think
although i love gibsons and always have i feel they are a little over priced and you are paying for the name but saying that ive played very old les puals sg and flying vs that wernt nearly as good as this. As with most purchases it depends on your views do you think the gibson badge is worth paying for personally i do but my bank account will go ouch when i buy mine


Don't listen to the LP purists...

By DaveH003

from Portland, OR

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I just got my Silverburst BFG, which was a miracle in and of itself. Everyone appears to be completely out of them, and I had to call Gibson to find out where they shipped the last one. Fortunately, the place still had it - and I am glad they did! I bought it on the spot over the phone. This thing is not only beautiful (the pictures don't do it justice), it is the best sounding LP I have ever played. On clean channel, it is bright and clear, but who would buy this for clean channel??? Besides, nothing beats my good ol' Telecaster with SCN's for that. This is a rock-and-roll steamroller that begs for distortion and crunch - and Gibson could not have paired two better pickups for the job. The P-90 is still the coolest pickup they have ever made, and it is even better when paired with the Burstbucker 3. Whoever came up with that odd pairing is certified genius...The nitrocellulose finish is thin and doesn't get in the way of the tone (unlike the other LP's with their incredibly thick coats of lacquer) and the neck is smooth and unfinished like it should be. The sustain is better than any of the other LP's I have played, and that is saying something considering the LP is best known for holding a note past the lifespan of your typical guitar player.A previous poster made reference to the fact that it doesn't have a truss rod. I can only assume that he saw a demo, because they all have truss rods, and the limited edition (like mine) has a truss rod cover (unlike the standard BFG).This guitar is not for the LP purists who like the artistic side of the brand and value it more than the tone. They need to stick with the Supreme, the Classic, etc. and leave this baby to those of us who want to play and don't mind getting our guitars a little dirty in the process.Now that the Silverbursts are gone the Bullionburst and the natural are already making me want another one.

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By Steve Laury-yeoZy

from CA. and Arizona.

Any guitar designed without an neck adjustable truss rod is completely absurd! I tried to play one of these guitars at NAMM, the neck was warped like a roller coaster and you cannot adjust the neck on this guitar. I can only assume that this guitar would please an amateur guitarist. Wow, Gibson has pulled a fast one on this one!Sincerely,Steve Laury


The first guitar ive ever ordered...

By The Seymoure

from Tyler, TX

and its AMAZING! Ive played almost every american guitar and this one is held as highly as my baby Gibson Voodoo SG. The neck and tone is similar to the sg, which is probably why I like it so much. The tone is incrediable, the playability is incrediable, the look is incrediable... buy this guitar.


Don't believe it until you PLAY it.

By SlammerBammer

from Toronto

The Gibson LP BFG is killer. The 50's neck IS fully adjustable and mine was setup very well from the get go... The burstbuck 3 screams and the P-90 is, well... fat and LOUD. Killer sustain all round - the chambered body is light and resonates very well. Any style can be plucked from this LP!Now I've changed allot on mine - electronics (RS pots, BB caps, 57 wiring), nut, tuning machines, bridge & tail piece and removed the kill switch. Now it's perfect!!You don't need to do these things but I'm me and your you...This LP provide the perfect opportunity to tweak and express yourself just like every other LP out there.

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