Stunning woods and luxurious appointments in a truly gorgeous celebration of the Les Paul. The only guitar in the 2015 lineup with a figured maple back provides a solid mass to generate maximum sustain and beautiful looks.
Classic humbucker tone with historically “unmatched” bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs. Unbalanced windings similar to the Burstbucker except with coil offset reversed. (Screw coil has more winds than slug coil). Reversed coil offset designed to provide balance between coils, and still offer vintage humbucker voice.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com