Hehe… not every artist can say he’s got a guitar finish named after him.
Yesterday Gibson unveiled its latest addition to the much-drooled-over Inspired By series of Signature guitars––the new Warren Haynes Les Paul Standard.
The guitar, which was built in direct cooperation with Warren Haynes––famous for his 16 years with the Allman Brothers band, and of course Gov’t Mule––brings some really nice refinements to the already classic Les Paul Standard.
Unique features of the instrument will include a CAE SOUND unity-gain buffer pre-amp unit (which maintains consistent tone when volume is lowered, and helps maintain signal strength through multiple effects,) TonePros locking bridge & tailpiece, Schaller strap locks, bone nut, ’58 reissue neck profile, and the aforementioned Haynes Burst finish (according to Haynes somewhere between Gibson’s Lemon Drop & Iced Tea finishes.)
The guitar will also sport a plain maple top, mahogany back, single-piece mahogany neck (24 3/4“ scale length,) rosewood fretboard with 22 frets (frets over binding,) reissue trapezoid inlays, cream binding (top & neck,) Burstbucker 1 & Burstbucker 2 pickups, dual volume & tone controls, vintage style tuning machines, and nickel hardware.
The Warren Haynes Les Paul Standard will ship with a Gibson Custom Shop case, and a certificate signed by Haynes himself. No word on pricing at this time.
Gibson’s mini-site has some great clips of Warren, including a few playing tips, an interview, and of course an introduction to the guitar… well worth a look.