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ES-Les Paul Black Beauty
Full-on 'Black Beauty' Styling Dresses Up This Elegant Single-Cut Semi
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The innovative new ES-Les Paul looks superb in VOS Ebony finish, multi-ply binding, gold hardware and pearl block inlays, with tone courtesy of sweet PAF-style MHS pickups.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Binding: 7-Ply (W-B-W-B-W-B-W)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: 3-Ply (W-B-W)
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief: ES-LP Center Block
Average Weight (body only): 1.3925 kg / 3.070 lbs.
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES-LP (Semi-Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Rounded "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.59 mm / .850"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.13 mm / .950"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 544.31 gm / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Split Diamond
Peg Head Binding: 5-Ply (W-B-W-B-W)
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The rounded neck provides an ergonomic feel and the mahogany adds a rich tonal quality.
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.318 cm / 1.700"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Richlite
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.318 cm / 1.700" @ nut, 5.6007 cm / 2.205" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Full Block
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: Large: 22.479 mm x 27.6352 mm / 0.885" x 1.088"; Small: 34.925 mm x 4.0132 mm / 1.375" x 0.158"
Average Weight: 136.0777 gm / 4.800 oz
Finishes
Ebony
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: Smooth/VOS 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Ebony
Top Coat: VOS Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Middle Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4900/5100 4900/5100 5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 "
Coil Material: ABS ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432 "
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 48.26 cm / 19" 58.42 cm / 23"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Gold plated Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Gold plated Gold plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Volume
Type: CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
  Tone
Type: CTS 500K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Orange Drop .022 mF Orange Drop .015 mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic
Material: Die cast alloy
Weight: 38.5554 gm / 1.36oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 430-14188 / 430-14189
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: Tone Pro AVR-2
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-10160TP
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Lightweight Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-11739 / 430-10930VL (Studs)
Weight: 113.3981 gm / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: Brass
Part Number: 430-19459
Weight: 2.0 gm / 0.07 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Les Paul
Part Number: 430-12686
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats
Part Number: 430-19669
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Switch Washer
Style: Black with hot stamp gold
Part Number: 430-19295
 
Trim Rings
Style: Cream
Part Number:
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Tan
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA