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Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #33 :: Les Paul Classic Antique Mahogany Top

Disclosure Policy | Tue, Sep 4, 2007 | 780 |

Les Paul Classic Antique Mahogany TopWell, I hope all of you here in the US had a great 3-day, and that everyone else around the world had a nice weekend as well. To help us get the new week started off on the right foot, here’s a little bit of eye candy from Gibson…

The company today unveiled what is now the 33rd addition to its Limited Edition Guitar Of The Week series, and while the instrument itself may not be particularly flashy, it’s still got the unmistakable good looks of a classic LP.

Officially dubbed the Les Paul Classic Antique Mahogany Top, the guitar boasts the same specs and aesthetic touches that have made the LP Classic Antique series a popular addition to Gibson’s Les Paul line-up––albeit with a mahogany top instead of flamed maple. The guitar is also decked out in a handsome Antique Vintage Sunburst finish.

Besides the two changes listed above, this latest instrument from Gibson appears to be right in line with the standard Les Paul Classic Antique. It features a mahogany body with single-ply binding, mahogany neck with ’60s slim-taper profile (24 3/4″ scale length,) rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, and nickel-plated hardware including tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and green key tuning machines.

Electronics include a pair of Gibson’s re-issues ’57 Classic PAF humbucker pickups, dual volume and tone controls with amber “top hat” knobs and push/pull pots, and 3-way pickup switching.

The Les Paul Classic Antique Mahogany Top will be produced in a limited run of 400 instruments.