Latest Edition To The Les Paul Family
You just never know where your path is going to take you… this morning I was researching a post on another Gibson classic––the SG Special Faded––when I stumbled onto the welcome announcement of this beautiful behemoth: Gibson’s new Les Paul BFG.
According to their official mini site, the BFG is Gibson’s most powerful Les Paul yet, and includes features such as an extra-hot Burstbucker 3 humbucker at the bridge, a singlecoil P-90 at the neck, and a totally stripped-down body that lacks many of the traditional Les Paul embellishments, like binding and fingerboard inlays (Dots? Who need dots?!)
Gibson has also attempted to strip away some of the weight from their standard LP design with the BFG’s innovative new chambered mahogany body (should be interesting to see how this effects tone.) Other new and unusual touches include wooden volume & tone controls, distressed hardware across the board, and a decidedly uncarved, unsanded maple top.
The Gibson Les Paul BFG Features–
- Chambered Mahogany Body With Maple Top
- Mahogany Neck (60’s Slim-Taper)
- 24 3/4-inch Scale Length
- Rosewood Fretboard With 22 Frets
- Side Dot Inlays
- Burstbucker 3 Zebra Humbucker At The Bridge
- Singlecoil P-90 At The Neck
- 3-Way Pickup Switching
- Pickup “Kill” Switch
- Two Volume & One Tone Control (With Wooden Knobs)
- Distressed Stop Bar Tailpiece
- Distressed Tune-O-Matic Bridge
- Distressed Grover Tuners
And as if all that distressed hardware wasn’t enough, the Les Paul BGF apparently comes with what Gibson calls a “shopworn” LP case… I can’t wait to play one of these in the stores.