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Les Paul Supreme 2015
The best of everything...and more
$6,599
Stunning woods and luxurious appointments in a truly gorgeous celebration of the Les Paul.
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. Pearl Inlays Genuine pearl inlays enhance the guitar's appearance and increase its value. 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. 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
AAAA Grade Maple
Back
AAA Grade Maple
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: AAAA
Binding: 7 ply black and white
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: AAA
Binding: 3 ply black and white
Weight
Weight Relief: Supreme
Average Weight (body only): 2.40 kg / 5.3 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The only guitar in the 2015 lineup with a figured maple back provides a solid mass to generate maximum sustain and beautiful looks
 
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: Rounded Asymmetrical
Thickness at Fret 1: 20.78 mm / .818"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.46 mm / .963"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 544.31 gm / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP2
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: 5 ply black and white
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul 100"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The rounded asymmetrical neck provides an ergonomic feel and the mahogany adds a rich tonal quality
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 2.5 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: Composite
Pieces: 1
Shade: Black
 
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: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Crown
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: From 25.4 mm x 24.765 mm / 1.0" x 0.975" to 5.08 mm x 36.195 mm / 0.20" x 1.425"
Average Weight: 195.61 gm / 6.9 oz
Wood Selection Scale
Fingerboard:
Neck Profile
Finishes
Seafoam Green
Color Code: 6G
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: CLEAR
Sealer: 1– 1.5 mils
Top:
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, F Holes, Headstock, Body and Nut
Heritage Cherry Sunburst Perimeter
Color Code: 6H
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1– 1.5 mils
Top:
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7–8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, F Holes, Headstock, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Floating mini humbucker 492R
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4250 3800/3800
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 63.5mm x 7.92 mm x 12.7 mm / 2.5" x .312" x .500" 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: Gold plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 2.36" x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico V Alnico #2 (smooth)
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.7375cm / 23.125"
Magnet Dimensions: 5.94 cm x 1.27 cm / 2.33" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Gold Gold
Qfactor: 5.6 6.33
ResistanceDC: 6.18k ohms 5.51k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 3857.48 Hz 3720.67 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Classic humbucker tone with historically "unmatched" bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs. Unbalanced windings similar to the Burstbucker except with coil offset reversed. (Screw coil has more winds than slug coil). Reversed coil offset designed to provide balance between coils, and still offer vintage humbucker voice.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non–Linear 500K Non–Linear
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
Type: 500K Non–Linear 500K Non–Linear
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
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm
  .022uF .022 uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Locking Grover Keystone
Material: Zamac
Weight: 36.85 gm / 1.3 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/– 4 degrees
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 430–14770 / 430–14771
 
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: Gold 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: Gold
Part number: 430-10134
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: Supreme
Material: Brass
Part Number: 430–19462
Weight: 76.54 gms / 2.7 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430–19160 / 430–19160E
Weight: 4.0 gm / 0.14 oz
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Gold plated bell engraved "Les Paul"
Part Number: 430–19377
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Metal with pearl
Part Number: 430–19126
 
Trim Rings
Style: White with Gold cap
Part Number: 430–13199
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Gold Molded
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench, .050 + 2.5mm Allen wrenches
 
Manual: Gibson USA Owner's
COA/Other: None
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