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Les Paul Classic 2015
Full–size, the power of boost,
and a genuine classic
$2,279
Featuring theGibsonTuning System
Classic looks, coil splitting and built–in Turbo Boost, in a full–bore Les Paul at an incredible price.
Gibson G FORCE™ Building on eight years of continuous development, G FORCE extends the innovations introduced in Min-ETune by including new firmware that greatly improves ease of use. Combined with increased speed and accuracy, G FORCE provides the best and simplest user experience yet in an automatic tuning system. Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for) The patent applied for Zero Fret Adjustable Nut increases sustain, promotes accurate intonation, and improves action by offering a wide, range of nut adjustments. Slide guitarists can raise and lower action easily. Upgraded Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Titanium Saddles An Allen wrench-compatible thumbscrew easily adjusts the bridge height, and specially notched titanium saddles match each string so notes ring more clearly and sustain longer. Wider Neck and Fingerboard A wider neck and fingerboard increase playing comfort for hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bends, yet the same string spacing retains a familiar, consistent feel. Comprehensive Wood Selection Gibson USA matches the rarest and finest woods to every guitar based on the quality of the match, consistency of the figure, intensity of the figure, clarity, and wave. Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard The increased mass of a thicker, one-piece rosewood fingerboard extends sustain. Pearl Inlays Genuine pearl inlays enhance the guitar's appearance and increase its value. Smoother Sanded, Buffed and Oiled Fingerboard A new, unique oil-treated buffing process upgrades the fingerboard to a silkier feel. Comprehensive Setup A new comprehensive setup and PLEK program combined with a lower fret height on every Gibson USA 2015 Model Year guitar provides a silky smooth feel, accurate intonation, and easy bending. Heavier Gauge Wire All Gibson USA guitars now use thicker, stranded wire that provides more surface area for making strong internal connections. Removable Pickguard With or without pickguard, the choice is yours. Les Paul's 100th Anniversary Gibson is proud to honor the creative genius who not only invented the most iconic guitar ever, but pioneered home and multitrack recording for all musicians. Gibson USA is dedicated to continuing his legacy of innovation. Les Paul Hologram This unique hologram verifies the authenticity of the 2015 Model Year guitars, while paying tribute to the man whose is synonymous with the most coveted guitar in the world. New and Improved Hardshell Case The new and improved hardshell case for 2015 upgrades the look and strength. Made to withstand an up to 15-foot drop (up to four times more resistant to drops than other cases), the tough, ergonomic, molded exterior and cushioned interior provide maximum protection as well as insulation from temperature and humidity extremes.
 
Body
Top
BB Grade Maple with Cream Binding
Back
Medium Density Mahogany
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: BB
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: multi matched
Density: Medium
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: 9 hole
Average Weight (body only): 2.54012 kg / 5.6lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: With the 9 hole weight relief pattern it lightens the load slightly while preserving the sustain
 
Body Contour
Carve: Classic
Wood Selection Scale
Top Grade:
Back Grade:
Body Contour
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: Slim Taper™
Thickness at Fret 1: 20.32 mm / .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 22.225 mm / .875"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 544.31 gm / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1–B
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul 100"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The mahogany slim taper neck provides a sleek platform for fast playing and the mahogany adds a rich tonal quality
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 5 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: Zero Fret Nut
Material: Cryogenically treated Brass
Width: 4.5993 cm / 1.795"
Slots: E: 1.4732 mm / 0.058 inches
A: 1.2192 mm / 0.048 inches
D: 0.9652 mm / 0.038 inches
G: 0.7112 mm / 0.028 inches
B: 0.4826 mm / 0.019 inches

e: 0.3556 mm / 0.014 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.5993 cm / 1.795" @ nut, 5.9944 cm / 2.360" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: From 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 " to 6.096 mm x 39.624 mm / 0.24" x 1.56"
Average Weight: 117.93 gm / 4.16 oz
Wood Selection Scale
Fingerboard:
Neck Profile
Finishes
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Sunburst Yellow #508–Y5V–1167 w/ New Red Brown #508–1185D–H5PRS
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Fireburst
Color Code: FI
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Sunburst Yellow #508–Y5V–1167, Cherry #508–D5V–1169, Ebony #410–B5V–5267, and VS #508–1185D H5PRS
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: HS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Sunburst Yellow #508–Y5V–1167 w/ HC Burst #508–D5V–1169
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Seafoam Green
Color Code: SF
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Clear
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Blue Grain Enhancer #506–1196–H5PRS w/Blue Toner #508–1230–H5PRS
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 57 Classic Super 57
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 / 5250 5750/5750
Material of Wire (gauge): 42E 42E
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: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel Plated Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel Plated Steel Nickel Plated Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico #2 (smooth) Alnico #2 (smooth)
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.7375cm / 23.125"
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:
Qfactor: 5.95 5.15
ResistanceDC: 7.92k ohms 8.72k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2450 Hz 2210 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Classic humbucker tone with matched bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non–Linear Push/ Pull 500K Non–Linear Push/ Pull
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0–500K 0–500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/– 20% +/– 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone Master Tone
Type: 500K Non–Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V
Range: 0–500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/– 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms
 
  Mini Toggle
Type: mini toggle
Peak Voltage 2A 250VAC, 5A 120VAC
Range: DPDT 2 position
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm
  .022 uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: G FORCE
Material: Zamak
Weight: 31.1845 gm / 1.1oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 40:1
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/– 2 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430–14299B / 430–14299T
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune–o–matic w /Titanium saddles
Material: Zamak base
Plating Specs: Nickel plating on base only
Part number: 430–14384
Weight: 72.5748 gm / 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430–10173
Weight: 82.21 g / 2.9 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" stereo jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: ABS– Cream
Part Number: 430–19299
Weight: 2.0 gm / 0.07 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430–19160 / 430–19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: New Removable Cream pkd
Part Number: 430–12509
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black and white bell hot stamped gold "Classic"
Part Number: 430–19780
 
Knobs
Style: Gold supreme grip speed
Part Number: 430–31001
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Stainless steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge Protection with battery box
Part Number: 380–12209B
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: Stainless steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge Protection
Part Number: 380–12211
 
Switch Washer
Style: Cream with hot stamp gold
Part Number: 430–19293
 
Trim Rings
Style: New Cream made for the removable pkd (snaps & unsnaps into place)
Part Number: 440–14001 / 440–14002
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Gold Molded
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench, .050 + 2.5mm Allen wrenches, G FORCE Charging Adapter
 
Manual: Gibson USA Owner's and G FORCE QUICK START
COA/Other: None
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