In case you haven’t seen it, Gibson’s kicking off May with the introduction of the new Les Paul Push-tone––a uniquely versatile instrument in that you can literally push the pickups out of the back of the guitar, unclip the wires, and swap in a completely different set of pickups, apparently in minutes.
While this isn’t all that new of an idea (Ampeg’s Dan Armstrong Plexi model began offering something similar nearly 40 years ago,) it’s certainly the first time you’ve been able to quickly swap the pickups in an LP… the Push-tone ships with both a pair of BurstBucker Pros, and a pair of single-coil P-94s (basically humbucker-sized P-90s.)
You can use the pickups in matched sets, or literally mix n’ match for your favorites combination of tones.
Other unique features include a AAA maple top with matching maple trapezoid fretboard inlays (really nice touch, here,) a Tone Pro bridge and tailpiece, locking Grover tuners, 24k Gold potentiometers (designed by Gibson, and produced by Bourns,) and a newly designed Neutrik output jack.
The Push Tone will also sport a mahogany body, mahogany neck w/’50s rounded profile (24-3/4“ scale length,) ebony fretboard with 22 frets, amber top hat knobs, nickel hardware, dual volume and tone knobs, and traditional 3-way pickup switching.
The guitar is listing for a whopping $4,449.00… ouch!