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Les Paul Special Double Cut 2015
Vintage double–cut styling
and improved neck joint
$1,099
Featuring theGibsonTuning System
Two P–90s for legendary tone with added neck joint stability
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. Two P-90 Soapbar Alnico Slug Pickups: Brighter Tone with a more percussive attack New design P-90s with Alnico pole pieces offer the traditional single-coil clarity, but now with a brighter tone and more percussive attack. 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. Improved Output Jack The re-designed jack houses a more secure, multipoint connection for better signal transfer and holds cables more firmly in place. Heavier Gauge Wire All Gibson USA guitars now use thicker, stranded wire that provides more surface area for making strong internal connections. New & Improved Neck Joint: Improved stability The all-important neck-to-body connection has been improved for better tone, greater stability, and additional double-cut playing access. 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
Body
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi Matched
Grade: High
Binding: None
Weight
Average Weight (body only): 2.17724 gm / 4.8 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: A solid body features maximum sustain
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Wood Selection Scale
Body 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: 544.13 gm / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1–B
Inlay:
Peg Head Binding:
Silkscreen: "Les Paul 100" gold
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: 3.5 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: Light
 
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: Dot
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 6.3246 mm / 0.249"
Average Weight: 117.93 gm / 4.16 oz
Wood Selection Scale
Fingerboard:
Neck Profile
Finishes
Heritage Cherry
Color Code: HC
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: Faded Cherry #508–D5V–1169
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
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 and Nut
Translucent Yellow Top
Color Code: YT
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1–1.5 mils
Top: TV Yellow #410–Y5V–5220
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: P–90SR P–90ST
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 9,500 10,000
Material of Wire (gauge): 42 plain 42 plain
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.9972 cm x 8.0772 cm / 1.18" x 3.18" 2.9972 cm x 8.0772 cm / 1.18" x 3.18"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material:
Pole Piece Position from Nut:
Slug Material: Alnico V rod magnets Alnico V rod magnets
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material: Alnico V rod magnets Alnico V rod magnets
Magnet Position from Nut: 47.78 cm /18.812" 58.7375cm / 23.125"
Magnet Dimensions: 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187 x 0.50" 4.76 mm x 12.7 mm / .187 x 0.50"
Polarities: North side up South side up
Cover: ABS Black soap bar ABS Black soap bar
Qfactor: 5.57 3.07
ResistanceDC: 7.71k ohms 7.75k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2842.68 Hz 2839.29 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Brighter P–90 sound, reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum–canceling when combined
Control Pocket Assembly Master Volume
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
 
  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
 
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"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Lightning bar wrap around
Compensated: Yes
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Satin Nickel
Part number: 430–10415S
Weight: 62.369 gm / 2.2 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: Square Les Paul
Material: ABS– Black
Part Number: 430–19385
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
Truss Rod Cover
Style: black bell hot stamped white "Special"
Part Number: 430–19423
 
Knobs
Style: Black top hat
Part Number: 430–19669
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Les Paul Special
Part Number: 430–19705
 
Trim Rings
Style: Soap Bar Black
Part Number: 430–13913
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Gold Molded
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench, .050 Allen wrench, G FORCE Charging Adapter
 
Manual: Gibson USA Owner's and G FORCE QUICK START
COA/Other: None
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