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Gibson Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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A hotter, faster, more gorgeous LP than you've ever played before!

All the sumptuous ingredients that made the Les Paul name great are in the Gibson Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar in spades: a skillfully carved maple top on a mahogany back perfectly joined to a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, all powered by a 496R ceramic humbucker in the front and a 500T at the bridge. And the Classic goes a few steps farther with green tuning keys, amber top-hat knobs, plain cream pickguard, true '60s slim-tapered neck, and trapezoid fretboard inlays. Gold hardware on ebony; nickel hardware with all other finishes. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

  • Carved maple top
  • Mahogany back
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 496R ceramic humbucker in the front
  • 500T at the bridge
  • Green tuning keys
  • Amber top-hat knobs
  • Plain cream pickguard
  • '60s slim-tapered neck
  • Trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Copper natural finish
  • Nickel hardware

Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Pickguard: Classic Les Paul
  • Binding: Single-ply top and fingerboard
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickups: 496R ceramic magnet humbucker
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Case Included: Yes
  • Inlays: classic trapezoid
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Machine Heads: Vintage style / Green buttons
  • Bridge/Tremolo: ABR/Stop bar
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Pickup Type: 2 Humbuckers
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
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(25 of 42 customers found this review helpful)


Gibson's best les paul


from California

This thing is absoloutley incredible right from the moment you pick it up. You get what you pay for, and this thing is worth the money, believe me. For those with any qualms about the pickups - they are just about the highest output pickups that Gibson makes (check the website and see for yourself), more so than the standard, and they are perfect for all types of music, from modern rock and metal to classic rock and blues. The finish is gorgeous no matter what you get (personally I prefer the Vintage Sunburst) and you won't feel any remorse about buying something of this calibur. If you have the money, I seriously recommend this for the intermediate to advanced players. (beginners would like it too I guess, just be careful with it!)

(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


It lived up to my expectations and then some.


from Washington

This guitar is completely amazing (and that's only a start). I've been playing for long enough to know what guitar sounds better than another and this, I have to say, is just great. I do own and Epiphone Les Paul as well and I've had it for three years (for a long time I played a Fender Strat) and I loved that guitar. Of course, I listened to all my music and every guitarist with a Gibson Les Paul (just a few bands: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses) played much crisper, massively more sustained, and overall nicer-to-listen-to sounds than I could on my Epiphone. I'm not saying Epiphones are bad, just not nearly half as good as a Gibson. Besides the exceedingly better sound, the Gibson has a nicer look; a higher quality finish; tons of little details that make it just a little funner and easier to play than an Epiphone. If you like a fast, slim neck, make sure you add this to your guitar collection. I'll only have to make a few adjustments to the factory setup to make this guitar perfect. I love EVERYTHING about this guitar. Do yourself a giant favor and pull one of these off the rack. Good luck.

(127 of 211 customers found this review helpful)




from Texas

It's all about controlling the tone and the amp you play through to get some great sounds out of the Gibson LP Classic. I really like the Open Coil Humbuckers. They scream when you want them too... May be too much crunch for some but you can go from a classic Creedence to Heavy Metal real quick. The slim taper neck is excellent. It is amazing how much faster I can play with it. It' s just a great guitar and easy to play... a little bit on the heavy side if your not used to it though....The action had to be set a little lower and strings needed to be changed. Just normal setup issues that are easily fixed. Other than that, all is well with this outstanding guitar.

(11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)




from South Carolina, USA

When my guitar first arrived the treble/rhythm switch was broken and I couldn't get any sound out of the treble pickups, music123 took care of that by replacing it with a new one, the new one that arrived is perfect nothing is wrong with it could not sound better, this is personally the best sound I have ever heard out of any guitar, I played some Strats and G&Les before looking at this one and fender has got sh!t on Gibson. The Les Paul tone is out of this world especially if you play what I play. Would I recommend this for anyone? yes, it's simply genius.

(5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Rock 'N' roll dudes, Classic 4 eva


from Walsall, England

This is the best guitar ever. I've been playing for 5 yrs since I was 9 and it took me this long to get my baby but it was worth it. Me and my band have not been together long but we play hard rock, even though this guitar was made before metal and hard rock it can keep up with me, while still managing to play the rare blues pieces that I write. Buy this guitar it is worth all of the money trust...

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Gibson Les Paul classic


from fortladurdale,fl usa

This guitar is awsome.It sounds, plays,and looks great.I have no complaints about this guitar it's worth more than 5 stars.

(9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


Gibsons got gold


from Connecticut

I have the gold top model and I just love it. The Only modification I made was to have covers pro installed. Dressed it up perfectly. This is a straightforward rock machine. Everything from clean warm jazzy tomes to head banging crunch. There are a lot of guitars that strive to be art in and of themselves. This just happens with this model because of the magic that the gods of rock install while the assembly plant is shut down at night and during lunch breaks. Sweet looks and a voice that can croon you to sleep or Kick your butt. If you have the bucks you have to add this to your arsenal. If you dont have a lot of bucks, save em up and buy this one. You won't be sorry

(5 of 30 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome guitar


from Studio City, California USA

I just got this guitar for my birthdayI have 3 guitars now and out of all of themthis is the best.The open humbuckers are awesome and the sound is amazing.Every guitar player should get this guitar (if U can afford it!)

(31 of 45 customers found this review helpful)


Make It Happen For You


from Seoul, Korea

I just finished working out this purchase with Music123. My Classic looked factory sealed, but it came damaged. Music123 made it right with a discount. I am not in any other way disappointed with this purchase. The 60s neck is what drew me to the Classic and the action is perfect for me. The slightly hotter exposed coil pickups are not ... they are professional grade, climb on stage and impress the audience hot and powerful humbuckers. This guitar was made for sustain and on that note my expectations are completely surpassed. The weight is not to be worried about, its just not that heavy. A good leather strap (buy strap locks now!) and balance are all you need to compensate with. I've wanted one of these since I was 10, and waited 32 years to get it. Thats enough waiting for both of us. Get yours today and start enjoying it.

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)




from Taylor, MI

When I made the decision to buy a Gibson. Les Paul was the only guitar in the Gibson line I considered. At 14, I remember my friend having one (this was in 1967). Never did I think that this guitar would become a dream. Sure, his played well, and is now probably worth ton's of money. Nevertheless, Fender seemed to be the guitar of choice. I have a vintage Fender strat and Tele. Even so, I still felt like something was missing. After going to a blues festival and watching the lead player go from a Strat to a Les Paul on this certain song. It was then I realized that this guitar must be in my collection. After begging my wife to buy it (as most of us men do). The Les Paul Classic was my choice. After buying it, I have never looked back. It plays like a dream, holds a note long enough to reach the moon, and is made really well. The bad news: This guitar is not cheap in price. The good news: Mine has already gone up $150.00 since I got it last year. Save your money, don't settle for a Epiphone (I had one) their good guitars but their not pure Gibson. You will love this ax. If not, send it back before your 45 days are over. Guess what? You won't be returning the Gibson Les Paul Classic.

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