Gibson Launch new Les Pauls at NAMM 2012

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Gibson announced no less than 10 new Les Paul models at NAMM 2012, including some very tasty looking artist guitars and a most unusual B-bender model.

Les Paul Studio – Satin Finish

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Finish features a mahogany body and mahogany neck with a ‘50s rounded profile, maple top, baked maple fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, chrome Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage style tuners and dual Burstbucker Pro pick-ups. Includes a gigbag. Available in Satin Fireburst and Satin Yellow.


Les Paul Jr Special P-90’s – Satin

The Gibson Les Paul Jr Special P-90’s satin features a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck with slim taper profile, baked maple fingerboard with dot inlays, chrome Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage style tuners and dual P-90 soap bar pick-ups. Includes gigbag. Available in Satin Ebony, Satin Cherry, Satin Vintage Sunburst and Satin Yellow.

Les Paul Jr Special Humbuckers – Satin

The Gibson Les Paul Jr Special Humbuckers Satin features a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck with slim taper profile, baked maple fingerboard with dot inlays, chrome Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage style tuners and 490R and 490T open coil pick-ups. Includes gigbag. Available in Satin Ebony, Satin Cherry, Satin Vintage Sunburst and Satin Yellow.

Les Paul Jr Special P-90’s – Gloss

The Gibson Les Paul Jr Special P-90’s satin features a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck with slim taper profile, baked maple fingerboard with dot inlays, chrome Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage style tuners and dual P-90 soap bar pick-ups. Includes gigbag. Available in Ebony, Gloss Yellow, Heritage Cherry and Tobacco Burst.

Les Paul Jr Special Humbucker – Gloss

The Gibson Les Paul Jr Special Humbuckers Gloss features a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck with slim taper profile, baked maple fingerboard with dot inlays, chrome Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage style tuners and 490R and 490T open coil pick-ups. Includes gigbag. Available in Ebony, Gloss Yellow, Heritage Cherry and Tobacco Burst.

“Shred” Les Paul Studio

The Shred Les Paul Studio features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, chrome Tremolo system with locking nut and 496R and 500T pick-ups. Includes a hardshell case and is available in limited numbers in an Ebony finish.

Les Paul Junior Special with B-Bender

The Gibson Les Paul Junior pecial with B-bender features a mahogany body, a mahogany neck with a 50’s rounded profile and rosewood fingerboard and a chrome bridge convertible for B-Bender or G-Bender use. The guitar is fitted with dual P-90 pick-ups and is available in limited numbers in Antique natural.

Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul

The Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul features an unbound mahogany back, maple top with 7-ply binding, a Richlite neck with rosewood fingerboard with acrylic block inlay, bound headstock with acrylic split diamond inlay and chrome hardware. Installed are three DiMarzio Super Distortion humbuckers in white. Includes a hardshell case. Available in limited numbers in Heritage Cherry Sunburst.

Zakk Wylde “Vertigo” Les Paul

The Zakk Wylde vertigo Les Paul features a mahogany body with a maple top with Les Paul Custom binding on the top and back, a ‘50s profile maple neck finished in natural satin and a maple fingerboard with acrylic block inlays and white binding. The headstock has multi-ply binding with split diamond inlays, all hardware is chrome including the Grover Kidney tuners and the guitar id outfitted with EMG-85 and EMG-81 pick-ups. Includes hardshell case. Available in limited numbers in Vertigo.

Paul Landers Signature Les Paul

The Gibson Paul Landers Signature Les Paul features a weight relieved mahogany body, a maple top with grey/silver binding, mahogany neck with Obeche fingerboard, a black Corian nut and chrome hardware including Grover Locking Keystone tuners and strap locks. Pick-ups are EMG-60 and EMG-81 with only one volume control. There is a “Paul Landers #1” coin attached to back of headstock. Included is a hardshell case and the guitar is available in limited numbers in Satin Ebony finish.

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