A Les Paul with unparalleled upper-fret access, and chambered mahogany body.
From the time of its release in 1998, the Gibson Les Paul DC Standard has satisfied the countless players who had long demanded a contemporary-styled, double-cutaway Les Paul that also retained the long tradition of Gibson's most legendary solid body electric guitar. The Les Paul Double Cutaway celebrates this popular model in a limited-edition guitar with special appointments. This limited run of Gibson Les Pauls is available in three finishes: ebony, bullion gold and classic white with a dark back and neck.
The Les Paul Double Cutaway's body woods present a combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the two-piece maple top, and excellent depth and richness from a chambered mahogany body, all of which are elements that are found in the classic Gibson Les Paul Standard tone. This wood combination, one of the most legendary pairs in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a "best of both worlds" tonal splendor, while also producing a classic look and a sturdy instrument. The chambering adds a further dimension, increasing the complexity of this Gibson guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.
The neck of the Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway is constructed from one solid piece of Grade-C mahogany, cut using the superior "quarter sawn" orientation for improved strength and resonance. This neck is carved to Gibson's slim-taper '60s profile, which offers a fast, comfortable playing feel. It is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. The Gibson logo is inlaid in mother of pearl across the top of the headstock face with "Les Paul Model" silkscreened in gold along the center of the headstock.
The Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway guitar sports 22 jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard that is adorned with acrylic trapezoidal inlays. The 12-inch radius or this fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes.
The headstock of the Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway is fitted with vintage-style tuners with pearloid tulip buttons. These tuners provide a classic look in line with the model's lineage, and smooth, robust performance.
The Les Paul Double Cutaway electric guitar is equipped with a Gibson Rhythm Pro humbucker in the neck position and a Lead Pro humbucker in the bridge position. These are classic-styled open-coil humbuckers, wound with a little more power than vintage-styled PAF humbuckers. They both have Alnico V bar magnets for a warm, rich tone that is still sharp and punchy, and are suitable for a wide range of musical styles, particularly rock and blues-rock. Both the bridge and neck pickup yield plenty of depth, warmth, and richness, and can dial in great clean tones when required, but will also push amps and effects a little harder when desired. The Rhythm Pro in the neck position is a bit warmer and fatter sounding, while the Lead Pro in the bridge position is hotter and punchier, with excellent harmonic saturation through a high-gain amp or pedal, and excellent sustain.
A Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain. A separate "stopbar" tailpiece, is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body.
Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway comes protected in black hardshell Gibson guitar case.
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- Model name: Gibson Les Paul Double-cutaway
- Model number: LPDCJEBCH1
- Body style: double cutaway solid body
- Top wood: maple
- Body wood: mahogany
- Finish: lacquer
- Colors: ebony, bullion gold and classic white with a dark back and neck
- Binding: cream
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- Headstock Inlay: mother of pearl of Gibson logo
- Tuners: vintage-style with green key tulip buttons
- Nut: Corian
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck profile: '60s slim taper
- Neck joint: set
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Fingerboard radius: 12"
- Number of frets: 22
- Fret type: Jumbo
- Fingerboard inlays: trapezoid
- Hardware plating: chrome
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: stopbar
- Neck Pickup: Gibson Rhythm Pro humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson Lead Pro humbucker
- Pickup selector: 3-way toggle switch
- Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone
- Case: black Gibson hardshell case
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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway Electric Guitar:
Great sounding and playing with a perfect neck and body. If you like Les Pauls but hate the weight this one is chambered through the body everywhere but the middle. This only weighs a little more than my SG but has much more tone. I was going to swap out pickups but they realy sound great in this hollow body so I will save my extras for later. Now the bad !!! This thing arrived with the strings so high you could put 2 quarters under the 12th fret. one of the bridge anchors was coming out and the knurled adjuster was bent. The intonation was way off and would not hold tune. I was given the option of sending it back or submitting a claim to Gibson for the parts and a couple minor paint edges. I chose to strip the strings fix the anchor and re intonate from scratch. Working great now and a new Tonepros locking bridge on the way. Should not have had to do all of this but getting a perfect neck and body was more important because I can't fix those. Wish they would have gave me a 3rd option.