Usually from Gibson itself but, of course, all borrowed types and sometimes absolutely equivalent copies apply here as well.
Characteristics: Humbuckers and a fat and heavy body which tends to make it sound fatter without lacking a decent amount of treble and bite. The construction of the guitar is responsible for the sound which usually means a mahogany body with a sized maple top that’s about one inch thick at the highest point. The bridge pickup provides the classic rock sound, while it gets bluesy round the neck (less gain on your amp, please). A headstrong hollow tone means the intermediate position is suitable for both clean and distorted sounds. By the way, the less husky PAF pickups (which are available under miscellaneous names by almost any brand) still suit a Les Paul best, although Gibson has started building in louder gauges recently as well.

Sometimes people accuse the Les Paul of not being as versatile as other guitars but with its three pickup positions together with the separate tone and volume controls for each pickup (a simple preset option if you like – a real blessing, especially playing live) it is capable of producing quite a few different sounds. The alleged limits concerning its possibilities are, in the end, in the ear of the beholder.

Besides, the classic rock sound (or at least one important type of rock) is made by using a Les Paul and a tube amp stack at full blast.

Godin Radiator Faded Cream RN

Electric guitar Body: Silver leaf horn, Neck: Silver leaf horn, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia), 22 Frets, Scale: 628 mm (24.75"), Nut width: 43 mm (1.72"),...
699 £ 766 £ - item no. 479297

Godin Summit Classic HG VB

Electric Guitar Body: Canadian Laurentian basswood, Set-in neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ergocut rosewood, 22 Frets, Nut width: 43 mm (1.69"), Scale: 629 mm (24.75"), Fretboard radius: 305 mm...
888 £ 925 £ - item no. 483727

Godin Summit Classic HG BK

Electric Guitar Body: Canadian Laurentian basswood, Set-in neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ergocut rosewood, 22 Frets, Nut width: 43 mm (1.69"), Scale: 629 mm (24.75"), Fretboard radius: 305 mm...
888 £ 925 £ - item no. 483726

Cort Classic Rock CR200 Flip Blue

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Jatoba fretboard, 22 Frets, Scale: 628 mm, Pickup: 2 Cort Classic Rocker II humbuckers, 2 Volume controls and 2 tone controls, 3-Way toggle...
348 £ 366 £ - item no. 484321

Hagstrom Swede LTD Black Dark King

Electric Guitar With single cutaway, Body: Mahogany, Top: Maple (10 mm), Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Resinator wood, Mother-of-pearl block insoles, 22 Medium jumbo frets, Nut width: 43 mm...
366 £ 411 £ - item no. 425619

Duesenberg Starplayer Special White

Electric Guitar American alder body, Solid maple top, Body size: 44 x 32.5 x 5.3 cm, Bolt-on maple neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 12" Radius, Dual action truss rods, Nut width...
1,185 £ 1,258 £ - item no. 463817

Dean Guitars Thoroughbred Select QM TCS

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Top: Quilted maple, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Ebony, Pearl block fretboard inlays, Neck profile: C, 22 Jumbo frets, Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12"), Scale: 629...
684 £ 722 £ - item no. 458640

Fano Carved Top TC6 Tea Burst MD

Electric guitar Mahogany body, "Killer" flamed maple top, Mahogany neck, Late 50's roundback C-neck profile: .860 - .970, Rosewood fretboard, Compensated fretboard radius: 10 "-...
2,777 £ 2,999 £ - item no. 361060

Gibson Les Paul 68 Goldtop Heavy Aged

Electric Guitar Custom Shop, Limited to 68 pieces worldwide, Arched maple top, Light solid mahogany body, Mahogany neck with long tenon, Medium chunky "C" neck profile, 22 Frets, Rosewood...
5,599 £ 5,999 £ - item no. 501073

Gibson Les Paul 68 Goldtop HH Aged

Electric Guitar Custom Shop, Limited to 68 pieces worldwide, Top: Arched maple, Body: Lightweight solid mahogany, Neck: Mahogany with long tenon, Medium chunky "C" neck profile, 22 Frets,...
5,599 £ 5,999 £ - item no. 501089

Gibson Les Paul 59 Lee Roy Parnell

Electric Guitar Custom Shop, Les Paul 1959, Flamed maple top (hide glued), Solid light mahogany body (Swietenia macrophylla), One-piece mahogany neck (Swietenia macrophylla), Rosewood fretboard...
5,499 £ 5,899 £ - item no. 467785



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