Gibson Guitars Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Worn Cherry Guitar

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Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018 Worn Cherry Guitar

The Gibson Les Paul Faded Electric Guitar, Worn Cherry (2018) delivers an incredible feel and tone coupled with the worn-out look of a guitar that's seen many performances. Its classic mahogany body and maple top feature a stunning worn cherry finish, providing beautifully sweet, warm characteristics and an organic aesthetic. Its slim taper neck and ultra-modern weight relief ensures players receive the ultimate comfort and a smooth performance, while the rosewood fingerboard helps enhance the guitar's highs and lows for an incredibly versatile play. Its PAF inspired humbuckers deliver beautifully vintage tones, with the 490R and 490T offering a moderately high output suitable for a wide range of musical styles. The Gibson is also equipped with vintages-style keystone tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge to enhance string stability and resonance. Delivered with a softshell case for protection, the 2018 Les Paul Faded delivers modern Gibson craftsmanship with a classic style and tone.

The Classic Les Paul Style

The Faded Series Guitar features the iconic Les Paul body style crafted from lightweight mahogany, delivering a stunning guitar with beautifully sweet, warm tonal characteristics. The single-cutaway design provides incredible access to the upper frets, while its smooth construction ensures players receive a comfortable performance. The body is then topped of with beautiful plain maple and given a worn cherry finish, creating the stunning road-worn look of a guitar that has had decades of use.

Ultra Modern Weight Relief

The Gibson Les Paul Faded also features an ultra-modern weight relief chambered body for extra comfort and an enhanced resonance. This weight-relief process involves routing nine round holes in the mahogany body before the stunning maple top is attached. These holes are strategically placed in the lower bouts on the bass-side of the guitar, offering you a comfortably lightweight guitar that can be played all night long.

Slim Taper Maple Neck

The Les Paul Faded Guitar not only offers a comfortable body, but also provides a slim tapered neck profile. This maple neck offers the ultimate comfort with its slim profile, and allows for fast and comfortable soloing. As well as providing fluid hand flexibility, the maple wood delivers an incredibly bright characteristic, enhancing the high end with extra sizzle while keeping the lows firm and the mids saturated in luscious depth. The addition of a rosewood fingerboard helps ‘fur up’ the maple's harsh edges, adding extra sparkle to the high end and opening up the midrange.

490R & 490T Humbuckers

Incorporating a set of 490R and 490T humbucking pickups designed to recreate the tone of the classic Gibson PAF pickups, the Les Paul produces a rich, vintage tone suitable for a wide variety of music. Both pickups are designed with a moderately high output, enhancing the natural sustain and resonance of the lightweight body for added depth and dynamics. Independent tone and volume controls provide players with excellent tonal shaping, along with the toggle switch for a range of powerful tonal options.

Aluminium Tune-O-Matic Bridge

The Tune-O-Matic bridge offers stability, reliability, a comfortable playing position, and impressive sustain. Adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge, as you simply adjust its height with the mounting rods to alter the action, and screw the bridge saddles in or out to achieve perfect intonation. The separate "stop bar" tailpiece is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body, offering greater vibration transfer for an enhanced resonance.

TekToid Nut

The addition of a TekToid graphite nut offers increased harmonics in the middle and upper frequency range, perfect for creating a rich and detailed tone. TekToid Graphite is the best high-tech cure for eliminating undesirable friction within the nut, which can cause tuning problems. It is the ideal choice for a guitar nut, as it has excellent conductive qualities which overall benefit a guitar’s tone and sustain.


Body & Bridge

  • Style: Les Paul Faded
  • Top: Plain Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
  • Bridge: Aluminium Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Worn Cherry

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Slim Taper
  • Scale Length: 24.75''
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 Medium, Cryogenically Treated
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dots
  • Nut: Tektoid
  • Nut Width: 1.695''

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: 490T Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: 490R Humbucker
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, Toggle Switch
  • Tuners: Vintage Style Keystones
  • Control Knobs: Black Speed
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Case Included: Softshell

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