The Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty. Some of the biggest names in rock n' roll have all slung one at one time or another: Jimmy Page, John Fogerty, Jeff Buckley, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix was even seen with one, and of course, Peter Frampton. These guitars are legendary for a reason - beautiful looks, smooth playability, and huge tones. Speaking of tones, the addition of a 3rd (middle) pickup adds some extra surprises - very Strat-like tones when the pickup selector is in the middle position. So, what you have access to via the 3-way pickup selector is: bridge pickup (only), bridge and middle pickup, neck pickup (only). Traditional Les Paul tones plus a Strat-like tone added in - nice! This 2013 20th Anniversary run of Black Beauties was limited to 100 guitars, so if you've been looking for one, don't hesitate! A fantastic, highly resonant, no surprises guitar. Priced with original hardshell case.
Body: 1 piece, crafted from a single slab of Mahogany
Neck: 1 piece genuine Mahogany
Fingerboard: single layer, solid Ebony
Inlay: LP Custom Block, Pearl
Nut: Nylon 6/6
Finish: Antique Ebony
Tuners: Gold Waffle back
Bridge: Gold plated ABR-1
Tailpiece: Gold plated lightweight stopbar
Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico 3), Gold plated cover
Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico 3), Gold plated cover
Headstock: LP Custom profile, Holly veneer
Knobs: Black top hats
Run: Limited edition of 100, available globally
Hardware: Gold plated
Weight: 9lbs 5oz
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