Thursday, April 21, 2011
Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo
Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo Electric Guitar Worn Ebony
A decidedly nontraditional Les Paul for rockers who want a Les Paul with attitude and don't care about good looks. It has the sound and playability you'd expect from an Les Paul, The worn ebony finish is designed to emulate the aesthetic character found in aged instruments. The flattening agent used to reduce the sheen compliments the finish by yielding a faster neck. This rough and tough guitar has sonics to match: steamy hot tones from the novel pickup combination of a single coil P-90 in the neck and a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge - like having a Les Paul Special and a Standard in one guitar. The control have been re-arranged to accommodate modern playing styles. The 3-way toggle pickup switch is have been moved near the two volume and one master tone controls. And killswitch is located where rhythm/lead switch used to be. You can use the killswitch for a strobing volume on/off effect. The "distressed" stopbar, Schaller trem bridge, and locking Grovers complete the raw look of this very different looking Les Paul. Mahogany body Over a half a century ago at the very advent of the solid body guitar, little did luthier's, engineers and designers of the day realize the impact that the merger of mahogany and maple would have on the future color of music and tone. Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), from the mountainous regions and jungles of Central and South America provides this species to grow extremely large and tall. This in turn allows the grain size to be easily influenced by the surrounding environments making for a slightly tighter grain in drier areas while the more wet areas increase the size of the tree and thus the grain and pore size.