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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware

Jan
23

Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series. Cutting-yet-rich tonethe hallmark of the Les Paulpours out of the 490R and 498T Alnico II magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded models), which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case (Faded and satin finish models come with a gig bag) and a limited lifetime warranty.

Body and Finish
A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Paul Standards rock for nearly 60 years. And each of its four available nitrocellulose finishes makes for a stunning looking guitar, even while its no-frills approach eliminates body binding and pickguard.

Mahogany is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good mid-range presence. Add a solid maple top, and the guitar’s tone is enhanced with added clarity, sustain and definition. The body’s chambering also enhances its mellow acoustic resonance, and adds further air to the midrange content.

Pickups
Gibson’s 498T and 490R pickups (“T” for treble, and “R” for rhythm) have the traditional characteristics of the original “Patent Applied For” pickups of the late 1950s, with a few upgrades. These pickups take advantage of wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, therefore lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490R’s ideal complement.

Taking the 490R one step further, the 498T is wound a little hotter and also swaps the Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, giving it more punch and greater emphasis on midrange and highs. The 490R/498T is one of the most versatile humbucking pickup sets available. In the neck position, the former yields juicy, warm vocal tones with outstanding clarity, while the latter in the bridge position excels at everything from bright jangle through a clean amp to wailing overdrive with near-infinite sustain through a high-gain amp. Selected together, the pair gives you everything from funky to greasy, depending upon amp and effects settings.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome Hardware

Jan
8

Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Limited Edition Les Paul Custom adds a flashy, glamorous touch to the “Black Beauty” with a chromed plastic pickguard, chrome mounting rings, chrome hardware, and chrome knobs. Open-coil Alnico Classic pickups deliver wicked tone. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.

You can pick up the Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $599.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain

Jan
3

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony StainToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments’ reduced ornamentationlacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer topshas helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul’s hardware, pickup, and made-in-the USA construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded is available in two worn finishes, Blue Satin and Ebony Satin. Combine all this with a pair of humbucking pickups with Alnico V magnets, a ’50s rounded mahogany neck with black obeche fingerboard, and a classic hardware complement, and you have a no-nonsense classic for rock, blues, fusion, or any musical style you care to apply it to.

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

Dec
30

Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar Vintage SunburstToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Epiphone’s Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX has all the great features and looks of a Les Paul but adds a double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo and coil-splitting for an amazing combination of crunch and versatility.

In the neck position is Epiphone’s Alnico Classic humbucker, which provides warmth and subtle tone with a full, even response that doesn’t hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch. In the bridge position is the Alnico Classic Plus humbucker. A perfect companion to the Classic, it is overwound for a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. Both feature Alnico-II magnets, enamel wire, and are double vacuum waxed. 4-wire output on each pup allows for coil-tapping, and this Les Paul guitar takes full advantage of it with push/pull potentiometers on both volume controls. Combined with the 3-way toggle, these give you 8 killer tones in one great Les Paul guitar.

The Epiphone Pro/FX guitar features a Floyd Rose Special nickel-plated tremolo. The Les Paul body is routed out in back of the tremolo to allow for pitch raising up to 2-1/2 steps while the downward range is wide enough to get the strings slack. It’s combined with an R4 locking nut for improved tuning stability.

As with all great Epiphone Les Paul guitars, the Pro/FX features a solid Mahogany back with a highly flamed maple top and a solid mahogany neck that’s hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact. The neck features a SlimTaper “D” profile that’s both comfortable and fast.

Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul guitar include quality Grover machine heads, LockTone Tune-O-Matic/stopbar, and Epiphone’s own StrapLocks.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst at Musician’s Friend for $499.00.

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Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Camouflage Gold Hardware

Dec
29

Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Camouflage Gold HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Camouflage Gold Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The signature model Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar provides ultrafat tone, brain-shredding distortion, and visual flash worthy of Ozzy's main axe man. You'll get plenty of crisp attack from the maple top, warm sustain from the mahogany body, and easy playability from its deep-set maple neck. Screaming high-output comes courtesy of 2 EMG-HZ4 humbuckers. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Camouflage Gold Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony

Dec
5

Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is built on a solid tradition. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments’ reduced ornamentationlacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer topshas helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul’s hardware, pickup, and construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is handcrafted by Gibson artisans in Nashville, Tennessee starting with a time-tested selection of tonewoods: a Les Paul mahogany body with a maple top that is graced with a grain texured satin finish. A mahogany neck with a ’60s profile has a 22-fret baked maple fingerboard while a pair of P-90 provide the snappy biting tone. TonePros Kluson-style tuners and the Nashvillel Tune-O-Matic bridge keep your tuning and intonation right where it should be.

Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a baking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows its no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically live and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, its environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!
Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a baking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows its no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically live and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, its environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $849.00.

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Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro Electric Guitar Wine Red

Nov
22

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro Electric Guitar Wine RedToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro Electric Guitar Wine Red. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Epiphone’s history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world’s first electric guitar. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro electric guitar combines the best of Les Paul’s original design with new features that set this Epiphone guitar apart.

Professional Electronics.
The Les Paul Traditional Pro uses Epiphone’s 4-wire, nickel/silver base humbuckers with newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is the Alnico Classic Pro humbucker with Alnico-II warm, thick vintage tone and open zebra coils. It’s uniquely paired with Epiphone’s ProBucker-3 humbucker. An inspired by version of Gibson’s BurstBucker-3, the Les Paul guitar features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that “Patent Applied for” airy tone. You’ll love the way they sound! To top it all off, both volume controls feature push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you get 6 unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.

Tone Woods with Great Feel!
The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro guitar has a solid mahogany back with a carved top and a solid mahogany neck that’s hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. The guitar neck features a SlimTaper D profile with a smooth and fast “worn” type finish on the back of the neck and body.

Loaded with premium add-ons!
Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul included quality Grover tuners, a traditional cream-colored pickguard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar, and Epiphone’s own StrapLocks. Like every Epiphone, the electric guitar features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro Electric Guitar Wine Red at Musician’s Friend for $499.00.

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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar Wine Red

Nov
16

Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar Wine RedToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar Wine Red. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar Is a dressed up studio edition that gives you all the great tone and sustain you expect from a meaty set-neck mahogany body with 12″ radius for strings bends that won’t fret out. The addition of Alnico Classic Plus humbuckers gives you even more low-end punch and midrange crunch. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. This instrument is a super value offering the great tone, looks, and playability you expect from a Les Paul at an affordable price.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar Wine Red at Musician’s Friend for $399.00.

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Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Electric Guitar Faded Cherry Sunburst Gold Hardware

Nov
15

Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Electric Guitar Faded Cherry Sunburst Gold HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Electric Guitar Faded Cherry Sunburst Gold Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Get comfy with body-contoured mahogany back that has weight relief cavities and is made from choice woods. Alnico Classic and Classic Plus humbuckers for searing tone, gold hardware, quilted maple top for suave looks, and Grovers for sure tuning. Angled headstock and slightly narrower nut. The set hard maple neck has a satin finish and rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and make string changing easier.

You can pick up the Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Electric Guitar Faded Cherry Sunburst Gold Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $499.00.

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Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Restock Ebony

Nov
6

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Restock EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Restock Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonance while the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver loads of warmth. The set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile and rosewood fretboard give you the familiar feel and fast action that Les Paul players love so dearly. Neck and body binding and trapezoid inlays produce the classic look seen on stages around the world for decades. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Restock Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $349.00.

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