Les Paul With A Strat Scale Length

Gibson Custom introduces the Les Paul Long Scale   02-May-14

Les Paul With A Strat Scale Length

Gibson Custom has introduced the Les Paul Long Scale with a 25 ½" scale length. It features a solid, lightweight, one-piece mahogany body and carved two-piece maple top, glued-in one-piece mahogany neck, classic hardware and Gibson's  PAF-like Custom Bucker humbucking pickups. Gibson says that its looks stem from classic Les Paul aesthetics with a few elegant twists to enhance visual interest. Single-layer reissue cream binding graces the bodies top and back, the rosewood fingerboard carries split-parallelogram inlays, a Gibson Custom medallion covers the rear switch access (spare plastic cover included), and it's all dressed in your choice of three hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finishes: Iced Tea Burst, Antique Gold, or Washed Cherry. A Certificate of Authenticity keeps it real, and a Gibson Custom hardshell case keeps it safe.

A spokesperson told us, "However much you love the classic Les Paul look, feel, and tone, some playing styles just require a longer scale. Whether it's bangin' dropped tunings, liquid-like slide work, or meaty low-string twang, or just a preference for a little more string tension and a longer neck, the Les Paul Long Scale from Gibson Custom nails it all. With a 25 ½" scale length, it brings an alternative playing feel, piano-like bass notes, sparkling harmonic clarity, and characteristic long-scale 'snap' to the table, all within the template of the world's most highly prized solidbody electric guitar."

The Les Paul Long Scale is available in both of your all-time favorite Gibson neck shapes: a beefy true '59 profile, or a V2 SlimTaper™ '60 profile.

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