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Gibson Limited Run Buckethead Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

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With an oversized, chambered Les Paul body, a marker-less ebony fingerboard, and Buckethead's choice of Gibson's contemporary ceramic humbucking pick...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Les Paul like none other, the Buckethead Studio is the ultimate shredder.

With an oversized, chambered Les Paul body, a marker-less ebony fingerboard, and Buckethead's choice of Gibson's contemporary ceramic humbucking pickups”complete with modified electronics and "arcade" style kill switches”this is a Les Paul guitar like no other. It's primed to get you noticed, and designed for utmost performance for the contemporary rock, metal, and shred performer.

The Buckethead Les Paul Studio is crafted from a 2-piece maple top set into a chambered mahogany body. This wood combination, one of the most acclaimed pairings in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a "best of both worlds" tonal splendor. With the great clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and excellent depth and richness from the mahogany, elements found in the classic Les Paul tone. The chambering adds a further dimension, increasing the complexity of this guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.

Reflecting Buckethead's continued departure from the norm, the Buckethead Les Paul Studio looks outwardly much like a slightly modified white Les Paul Studio, but had been made with an oversized, chambered body. The chambered mahogany back serves to minimize weight, while also adding tonal nuances to the guitar's overall sound.

The Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul is finished in high-gloss Satin White which is complemented with a stunning black and white 5-ply binding. These give this unique electric guitar a sleek, contemporary appearance and a smooth, fast playing feel.

The neck of the Gibson Buckethead signature guitar is constructed from a single piece of solid mahogany, and glued to the body at a 4-degree angle (pitch). Mahogany is a traditional neck wood that is prized for its combination of lightness and strength.

Buckethead's Signature Les Paul neck is carved to its own custom profile that runs from .870" at the nut to .955" at the 12th fret, and is designed for the ultimate combination of speed and comfort. The Buckethead Signature Les Paul features a 27" scale length which increases neck tension for improved accuracy and precision and allows for the lower tunings used in modern rock music.

The Buckethead Signature Les Paul is equipped with a torrefied maple fingerboard, which enhances note attack and articulation. The 12" radius of the Les Paul fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses. It sports 24 jumbo frets that are immaculately dressed and polished. It carries no inlays, echoing the stark, contemporary look that this artist is known for.

The Buckethead guitar carries a calibrated pair of Gibson's contemporary-voiced Ceramic series humbucking pickups, featuring a 496R Hot Ceramic in the neck (rhythm) position, and a hot 500T Super Ceramic in the bridge (lead) position. Both are specially made with double-white bobbins to match the look of the guitar, and the bridge pickup is split via a push/pull switch on the Tone knob to achieve a single-coil tone. Ceramic magnets provide a clear, bold performance with plenty of output, without the need for packing on more coil windings than the pickup design can handle.

The 496R Hot Ceramic in the neck position offers unparalleled creamy sustain that nevertheless retains excellent cutting power. Its partner, the 500T Super Ceramic, is one of Gibson's 2 hottest pickups, intended for ultimate wailing lead tones, sustain, and searing cutting power in the bridge position. Between them, they present excellent sonic versatility and impressive contemporary tones. This pair is also well-matched for balanced output levels in all switch positions.

The Tune-O-Matic adjustable 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.

Other Features on the Buckethead Signature Guitar
This Gibson Les Paul carries 2 red "arcade" style push-button kill switches to mute the output of the guitar, as well as a push/pull switch on the Tone potentiometer to access the bridge pickup's split-coil feature. The headstock of the Buckethead Les Paul is equipped with Grover kidney tuners with an 14:1 gear ratio for increased accuracy.

  • Chambered mahogany body
  • Maple top
  • Satin white finish (nitrocellulose)
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 27" scale
  • 12" radius
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Corian nut
  • 496R Hot Ceramic neck humbucker
  • 500T Super Ceramic bridge humbucker
  • 1 volume, 1 tone with built-in push/pull for coil-splitting, 3-way toggle,
  • Special features: Two red "arcade" style pushbutton kill switches to mute the output of the guitar
  • Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Gibson stopbar tailpieceBridge: Gibson Tuners: Grover kidney tuners with an advanced 14:1 gear ratio
  • Hardshell Gibson case

Order a fantastic, distinctive Les Paul designed for the utmost performance.

  • Nut width: 1.695"
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Gibson Does It Again

By Josh Vest

from Arkansas

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Buckethead Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The Buckethead Gibson Studio is one of the nicest guitars that I have ever played. The white finish is just beautiful, the two arcade style killswitches, coil tap knob on the volume, and the weight relieved chambered body. You can get strat like sounds out of this baby too! All of these are great features, however, the longer scale is much nicer than most Gibson's, and my favorite feature of the BH LP. I have owned studio's by Gibson before and I was dissapointed somewhat. Not that they were bad guitars, but just not what I was looking for. This guitar has a thick neck, which concerned me some before getting the Buckethead, but I actually prefer it now over thinner necks now. It plays very easily, and I do not have big hands/long fingers like Buckethead. For those of you worried that this is smaller than the higher end, first Buckethead LP that was released, please don't be. The pictures online make it look plastic, fragile, and like a cheaper Epiphone Les Paul studio. I assure you this body is very nice, and full, just minus the binding like the higher end model. The torrified maple neck is very nice too, and the pickups are great, even though Bucket now uses Air Norton's, and a Tone Zone. Get this guitar while you can, they are a limited run, and worth every penny. The case is amazing, and nice too! Thank you Buckethead, and Gibson.

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not good

By 93606027

from NY

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Comments about Gibson Limited Run Buckethead Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

it is the first time,no checklist come with the gibson gutiar. and i still didnt recieve the reply .it is so bad..


buckethead Les Paul studio

By Tammy Merrill

from Asheville

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Buckethead Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I own and have played les pauls and other great guitars from the 70's to present and I have to say this is the best one I have ever played, but its not for everyone becuase not everyone has larger hands and are in need of a bigger and better guitar like this one. I played this guitar all day and then picked up my friends les paul traditional and it felt like a little toy in my hands and my friend could barely play mine becuase of its size. On the other hand this guitar has great unique qualities like the kill swiches, its incredible ability to sustain for almost an eternity and it stays in tune 90% longer than any other guitar on the market. There is very little finish and wax on the studio model it's comparable to a "faded" guitars finish which I think is alot easier to play and keep clean. I have to warn you though, if you pick this monster up you will never want to put it away. This guitar was restricted to (i think) 500 copies world wide so pick one up before it's too late. And if your a buckethead fan this is a great conversation peice/collectors item, but even if your not it's a great instrument to have.
Kill switches and coil tap buttons are a huge plus when buying this guitar.
Very well built and beautiful craftmanship and sound that comes out of this guitar when played.
Great gibson les paul for an unbeatable price


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By Justin Lee

from AZ

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Buckethead Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The action is perfect and the sound that leaves my amp can not possibly come from my hands. Thanks Gibson and Musicians Friend for this great product or 3rd arm.

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