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    Gibson HR Les Paul Traditional 12-String Electric Guitar (with Case)

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    Gibson HR Les Paul Traditional 12-String Electric Guitar (with Case) Product Description

    Gibson USA merges its 12-string expertise with a legendary electric for what might be the most powerful-sounding and best-playing rendition of the breed ever created: the Les Paul Traditional 12-String. Gibson has a long and glorious history of crafting top-notch electric 12-string guitars, from the elegant ES-335-12 of 1965, to the EDS-1275 that enabled Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to segue seamlessly from the 12-string intro to "Stairway to Heaven" to the ripping 6-string solo in live performance.

    A Beautiful Finish

    The Gibson Les Paul Traditional 12-String is equipped with all the hallmarks of the popular Les Paul Traditional, including its legendary tonewoods, groundbreaking hardware complement and sensational humbucking pickups, with minor alterations to make it a solid and smooth-playing 12-string electric. To top it all off, the Les Paul Traditional 12-String is available in your choice of the three most popular Les Paul finishes-Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Goldtop and Ebony Black-all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and complemented with traditional vintage-cream binding and pickguard and gold speed knobs.

    Legendary Build and Make

    Like all of the finest Les Pauls, the Les Paul Traditional 12-String starts with a body made from choice mahogany, weight relieved for your comfort, and capped with a carved maple top (Grade-A maple used beneath the Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish). This combination offers a time-tested marriage of tonewoods that combines the best elements of mahogany's depth and richness and maple's clarity and definition. To this foundation, Gibson USA adds a glued-in grade-A maple neck for the extra stability demanded by the string tension of this 12-string model. The neck is carved to a fast, comfortable '60s profile that measures .800-inches deep at the 1st fret and .875-inches at the 12th, and is topped with a grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays. In order to accommodate six extra strings without cramping your playing style, Gibson USA ekes out a little extra real estate on the 'board by extending the width of the PLEK-cut Corian nut to 1.750-inches. The extended headstock remains true to Les Paul style, with a mother-of-pearl Gibson inlay and gold "Les Paul Model" silkscreen, a truss-rod cover engraved with "Traditional," and 12 high-quality Mini Grover tuners.

    Chime-Ready Pickups

    The pickups are the final key factor in blasting the Les Paul Traditional 12-String through sonic territory into which 12-string electric guitars rarely venture. A '57 Classic in the neck position and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge provide singing chime, sweet in-between tones, or brilliant leads at the flick of a three-way switch, providing more guts and glory than you've ever heard in a 12-string before. Both pickups are made in the style of Gibson's legendary PAF humbuckers, with Alnico 2 magnets and 42 AWG wire, with extra turns in the bridge pickup's coils for added grind and gusto. An iconic Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, both modified for the 12-string, provide firm anchors for excellent resonance and sustain, and easy intonation adjustment. All in all, it's a classic "Traditional" electric 12-string, and one of the most powerful and versatile 12s ever produced.

    Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.

    Features:

    - Choice Mahogany body with carved Maple top
    - Grade-A maple neck with fast, comfortable '60s profile
    - Powerful '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus pickups in the neck and bridge
    - Modified 12-string 'Tune-o-matic' bridge and stopbar tailpiece
    - High-quality Mini Grover tuners

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.

    Gibson HR Les Paul Traditional 12-String Electric Guitar Technical Description

    Body:
    -- Top: maple
    -- Back: mahogany
    -- Body Type: traditional weight relief
    -- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    -- Binding: cream

    Neck:
    -- Species: maple
    -- Profile: '60s Thin
    -- 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"
    -- Scale Length: 24.75"
    -- Nut/E.O.B: 1.75" / 2.26"
    -- Inlays: figured acrylic trapezoid
    -- Binding: cream

    Nut:
    -- Material: Corian
    -- Width: 1.75"
    -- 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 with "Traditional" imprint

    Tuners:
    -- Model: Mini Grover
    -- Tuning Ratio: 14:1
    -- Plating: chrome

    Bridge:
    - Type: 'Tune-O-Matic' Style - Notched
    - Material: Zamak
    - Plating: chrome

    Tailpiece:
    -- Type: 12 String stopbar
    -- Material: Zamak
    -- Plating: chrome

    Hardware:
    - Knobs: gold speed knobs
    - Pickguard: Les Paul standard cream
    - Pickup Mounting Rings: cream
    - Toggle Switch Washer: cream with gold
    - Control Plate Cover: black plastic
    - Strings: .010 - .046, genuine Gibson strings
    - Strap Buttons: aluminum

    Pickups:
    -- Neck Position: '57 Classic (Alnico II)
    -- Bridge Position: '57 Classic Plus (Alnico II)

    Electronics:
    -- Potentiometers: 2 volume controls 2 tone controls
    -- Type: 300k linear volume, 500k non-linear tone
    -- Coil Wiring: machine wound
    -- Toggle Switch: three-way with cream plastic tip
    -- Output Jack: traditional 1/4 in.

    Finish:
    -- Sealer: nitrocellulose
    -- Process: 1-1.5 mils
    -- Case
    -- Type: Les Paul 12-String hardshell
    -- Case Exterior: black

    - Additional Materials: Each Les Paul Traditional 12 String comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar's Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.

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