Gibson this morning launched the latest addition to their year-long Guitar Of The Week series––this week’s model being the new Les Paul Classic Antique in Zebra Wood.
At first glance the name may seem like a bit of a misnomer––the guitar doesn’t really look anything like the other LP Classic Antiques that it’s based on––but aside from the Zebra Wood top (in Natural Satin,) and a pair of upgraded Burstbucker Pro pickups, specs are pretty much a dead match.
The guitar will sport a mahogany back & neck (’60s slim taper neck profile,) rosewood fretboard with 22 frets (24 3/4-inch scale length,) “antique” top & fretboard binding, pearloid trapezoid inlays, nickel plated hardware, amber “top hat” knobs, green key tuning machines, and a traditional tune-o-matic bridge.
Electronics include dual Burstbucker Pro humbuckers, dual volume & tone controls, and 3-way pickup switching. Like the other instruments in the series, the Les Paul Antique Classic in Zebra Wood will be available in a Limited Release run of 400 instruments.