Good news for lefty Gibson fans, as we’ve spotted a brand new for 2012 left-handed Gibson guitar which was unveiled last week and should be available soon. Say hello to the new Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin!
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin offers a unique, slightly darker alternative to the current Les Paul Traditional model, both tonally and aesthetically. When all is said and done, this is still every bit the classic Les Paul, however its somewhat altered design features should win over those of you who are seeking something a little disconnected from the usual Gibson offerings. The good news is that it’s available left handed in all four of the finish choices!
Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin Left Handed Guitar
- Body – Mahogany carved top with weight relieved mahogany body
- Neck – A mahogany set-neck, with ‘60s Slimtaper profile, bi-layer rosewood fingerboard, and trapezoid inlays.
- Pickups – Gibson ’57 Classic (neck position) and ’57 Classic Plus (bridge position), for traditional PAF tone, but with more gain
- Hardware – A Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with Tonepro tuners ensure reliable and stable tuning
- Finishes – Available in Satin Vintage Sunburst, Satin Ebony, Worn Brown, Cherry Satin.
The Gibson website lists the MSRP at $3000, but keep in mind that this is not the street price, which is likely to be significantly less. A large store in Europe is already listing these at 1490 Euros (~$2000 USD) and as always, Gibsons are usually significantly cheaper across the pond.
Thanks to Ralph for the heads up, it’s great when you guys do the hard work for me ;)
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin