As expected, today Gibson announced the latest guitar in its new Guitar Of The Week series––the Les Paul Classic Antique. Like the other guitars in the line, this beauty will be produced in a limited run of just 400 instruments, making it a pre-determined collector’s item if there ever was one.
According to Gibson’s website the new limited edition Les Paul Classic Antique is basically a suped-up LP Classic, with a double-A figured maple top, unique fireburst finish, antique top binding, and a pair of ’57 Classic humbuckers.
Other features include: a mahogany back, mahogany ’60s slim-taper neck, 24 3/4″ scale length, rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, trapezoid neck inlays, holly headstock inlay, an uncovered ’57 Classic at the neck, uncovered ’57 Classic Plus at the bridge, dual volume & tone controls, 3-way pickup switching, amber ‘top hat’ knobs, green key tuners, and more.
There’s no word yet on pricing, but the Les Paul Classic Antique will ship with an included reptile-pattern hard case with a white plush interior. You’ll need to contact your local GIbson dealer for availability.