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ES-Les Paul Spliced Top
A Marriage of Gibson Classics Gets a Beloved '50s Look
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Light, versatile and toneful, this ES-Les Paul now carries a Grade-AAA 'spliced maple top' for that rare Burst look, with bone nut, rolled neck binding, Historic truss rod and MHS pickups.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply (Spliced)
Grade: AAA
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: Cream
 
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-1
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding:
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul Model"
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: Rosewood
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: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Pearloid
Dimensions: Large: 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 "; Small: 6.096 mm x 39.624 mm / 0.24 " x 1.56 "
Average Weight: 145.1496 gm / 5.12 oz
Finishes
Light Burst
Color Code: LB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Dark Walnut Stain, Morning Yellow, Tobacco Brown/Cherry mixture
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4900/5100 5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): 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 "
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432 "
Slug Material: 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"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 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"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: V.O.S. Nickel plated V.O.S. Nickel plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound. 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: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 gm / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14006 / 430-14007
 
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: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-10155TP
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: Aluminum
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11738 / 430-10907 (Studs)
Weight: 113.3981 gm / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: ABS - Cream (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19299
Weight: 2.0 gm / 0.07 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Cream Les Paul (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-12035
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Switch Washer
Style: Cream with hot stamp gold (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19293
 
Trim Rings
Style: Cream (V.O.S.)
Part Number:
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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