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    Gibson HR Les Paul 60th Anniversary Limited Electric Guitar (with Case)

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    Gibson HR Les Paul 60th Anniversary Limited Electric Guitar (with Case) Product Description

    The guitar that artist Les Paul and Gibson president Ted McCarty teamed up to create for production in 1952 forever changed the guitar world, and music itself. The Les Paul has become the most revered electric of all time, an iconic instrument capable of making any kind of music, but perhaps best suited to smokin' blues and rock 'n' roll. The early Les Paul Goldtops are particularly revered for their classic look, meaty feel and raw, gnarly P-90 single-coil tone. In celebration of six decades of legendary performance, Gibson USA unveils the Les Paul 60th Anniversary Goldtop. This highly desirable guitar has been produced as a recreation of the first Les Pauls released a full 60 years ago, but with a correctly strung trapeze wraparound bridge that improves one of the shortcomings of the Les Paul in its first year of production. With its high-gloss nitrocellulose Goldtop finish and traditional vintage binding and appointments, and snarling P-90 pickups, the Les Paul 60th Anniversary Goldtop is as close as you'll come to the tone, feel and look of the Les Paul that started it all.

    To accurately recreate the unparalleled look, feel and tone of the early Les Pauls, Gibson USA crafts the Les Paul 60th Anniversary Goldtop's body from a solid, non-weight-relieved, one-piece Grade-A mahogany blank topped with a solid, carved two-piece maple top. The body's weight and solidity achieve astounding sonic girth and sustain, while the classic maple-mahogany combination blends tonal warmth and depth with plenty of cut and clarity. The one-piece, Grade-A mahogany neck is carved to the thick, meaty early-'50s profile that plenty of modern players have come to love and appreciate, a constructional choice that not only yields plenty of grip in the left hand, but enhances tone considerably by transferring a greater proportion of neck resonance into the body, via the time-tested, mortise and tenon Gibson neck joint. A Grade-A rosewood fingerboard is bound in vintage cream, with acrylic trapezoid inlays, and partnered by a vintage-cream pickguard that has been hot-stamped in gold with the "60th Anniversary" legend. As was the practice in the first year of production, the three-way pickup switch carries no plastic ring.

    In order to remain faithful to the original, while giving this Les Paul 60th Anniversary Goldtop its full potential, Gibson USA has crafted this guitar with a correct 5-degree neck pitch and loaded it with a properly strung wrapover trapeze tailpiece, with the strings loaded over the top of the bar to allow an easy, traditional playing feel. Partner this solid configuration with two screaming P-90 pickups, a PLEK-cut Corian nut, vintage-style tuners with cream tulip keys, and the guitar's increased body mass, and you have one roaring vintage-voiced Les Paul that will sound great on any stage, and turn heads in the process. Period-correct gold speed knobs atop independent volume and tone controls, includes with high-quality "Orange Drop" tone capacitors for a smooth, accurate roll-off.

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    Gibson HR Les Paul 60th Anniversary Limited Electric Guitar Technical Description

    Body:
    -- Top: Maple
    -- Back: One Piece Mahogany
    -- Body Type: No Weight Relief
    -- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    -- Binding: Cream

    Neck:
    -- Species: Mahogany
    -- Profile: Thick
    -- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    -- Joint Angle: 5 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
    -- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

    Neck Fit:
    -- Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    -- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    -- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 in.

    Fingerboard:
    -- Species: Rosewood
    -- Frets: 22
    -- Radius: 12-inch
    -- Scale Length: 24.75-inch
    -- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695-inch 2.260-inch
    -- Inlays: White Acrylic Trapezoid

    Nut:
    -- Material: Corian
    -- Width: 1.695
    -- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

    Headstock:
    -- Logo: Mother of Pearl "Gibson" Logo and Scripted "Les Paul Model" Silkscreen
    -- Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell

    Tuners:
    -- Model: Vintage Style With Cream Keys and Nickel Push-In Bushings
    -- Tuning Ratio: 14:1
    -- Plating: Nickel

    Tailpiece:
    -- Type: Wraparound Trapeze
    -- Plating: Chrome

    Hardware:
    -- Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs with Dial-Pointers
    -- Pickguard: Cream with Gold Hot-Stamped "60th Anniversary"
    -- Control Plate Cover: Black Plastic
    -- Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
    -- Strap Buttons: Aluminum

    Pickups:
    -- Neck Position: P-90 (Alnico II)
    -- Bridge Position: P-90 (Alnico II)

    Electronics:
    -- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    -- Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
    -- Capacitors: Orange Drop
    -- Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
    -- Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Antique Plastic Tip
    -- Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 in.

    Finish:
    -- Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    -- Process: 1-1.5 mils

    Case:
    -- Type: Gibson Hardshell
    - Accessories: Each Les Paul 60th Anniversary Limited comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar's Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service. Each guitar includes a black Gibson USA hardshell case and owner's manual, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.

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