Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo - Worn Ebony
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Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo - Worn Ebony

Les Paul BFG with Tremolo - Worn Ebony, LP モデル from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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iamqman 07/07/2011

Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo - Worn Ebony : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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This is a guitar that has a great array of features and a very low price that makes it a guitar for the masses. This guitar has a P90 pickup in the neck and a zebra humbucker in the bridge. This may a great variety of possible tones to have. Then you have a kill switch located within the control knob.




Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo Features at a Glance:

* Top: Maple (Unsanded Carved Top)
* Back: Mahogany, Chambered
* Color: Worn Ebony Satin
* Neck Species: Mahogany
* Profile: 1950's Rounded
* Peghead Pitch: 17°
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* Scale Length: 24-3/4"
* Number Of Frets: 22
* Nut Width - 1.695"
* Inlays: White Side Dots
* Hardware Plating Finish: Black Chrome
* Bridge: Schaller Tremolo
* Knobs: Two Wooden Volumes, One Wooden Tone
* Tuners: Grover
* Neck Pickup: P-90
* Bridge Pickup: Zebra Burstbucker 3
* 3-Way Switch (No Washer Or Cap)
* Kill Switch Toggle (No Washer)
* Gibson Gigbag

UTILIZATION

Details
Body Material Mahogany, Chambered
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Worn Ebony Satin Finish
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape 1950's Rounded
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay No Fingerboard Inlay
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Bridge/Tailpiece Shaller Tremolo
Tuners Locking Grover Keystone
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup P-90 Alnico V Single-coil
Middle Pickup No Middle Pickup
Bridge Pickup Zebra Burstbucker 3 Alnico II Humbucker

SOUNDS

The thing I don't like about this guitar is that it is a chambered Gibson Les Paul. I few years ago Gibson I guess wanted to save money and lower their building standards to cheap us consumers out of wood by chambering the guitars. This means that they have routed out sections of the body to be hollow. This does change the sound and anyone who says differently is lying. They sound thinner and less resonant. I have played them up against solid Gibson Les Pauls and it really is a night and day difference. Allow your ears to be the judge.

Try it out on a Marshall amp of some kind to hear the difference. Try a Gibson that is used in the shop if they have one and you will immediately hear the difference. Let me be clear this is simply a tonal issue that I have personally and some guys will like the difference in tone. It is a preference issue and one that changes with each person you ask,

OVERALL OPINION

This guitars is compentatively priced which is a great thing. At new these guitars come in at around $1199, which for a Gibson Les Paul is a great price. This guitar has cool features like a P90 pickup in the neck and the zebra humbucker int he bridge. That sets for some interesting tones to be had.

I would recommend playing this guitar first if at all possible to get a feel for the chambered tone of the newer guitars. I have a Gibson Les Paul from '82 that will eat this guitar alive as far as girth and punch. The tone is thicker and the sustain is much better and natural rather than a hollow bodied sustaining feedback.