Nice… when Gibson first released the Les Paul GT back in 2006 I was seriously impressed with the sheer number of upgrades the guitar shipped with, but also more than a little put off by the guitar’s less than subtle design (guitar + flames = cheesy IMHO.)
But I’m happy to say that there’s now whole a new option. Gibson just announced their Guitar Of The Week #15, and it’s a custom finished Les Paul GT in Fire Engine Red––sans flames. OK, yeah, the guitar is now adorned in a dangerously eye-watering shade of red, but at least those flames have gone MIA.
On the upside, the new Les Paul GT appears to sport all the great upgrades of the original, which should make it an excellent choice for anyone who likes to play rough with their guitars.
Unique features include a set of locking metal button Grover tuners, Neutrik locking cable jack, Dunlop strap locks, TonePros stop bar tailpiece, TonePros tune-o-matic bridge, over/under dual truss rod, high pass tone filter, push/pull coil tapping, and fully-independent tone controls.
The guitar also boasts a mahogany body, maple top, mahogany neck w/classic 1950s rounded profile (24 3/4″ scale length,) ebony fretboard with 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, single-ply white body & fretboard binding, 490R humbucker at the neck, 498T humbucker at the bridge, dual push/pull volume knobs, dual push/pull tone knobs, and 3-way pickup switching.
The Les Paul GT in Fire Engine Red will be produced in a limited run of just 400 instruments. Price is yet to be announced.