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Gibson Les Paul x 2

Gibson Les Paul – When you are shopping around for a classic solid body electric guitar it won’t be long before you come across a Gibson Les Paul.

These iconic guitars have been a mainstay in rock and blues for well over 50 years. You only have to look at the list of famous guitarists who have played and recorded with one and it reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of modern music.

Everyone from Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page right through to contemporary rockers like Slash and Joe Bonamassa. When coupled with a classic tube amp, the rich resonance and endless sustain of the Les Paul is for many the classic rock tone and one that has never been matched.

Two of the most popular Les Paul models have been the Custom and the Standard and here at JGG we’ve just taken delivery of two such guitars.

If you’ve never plugged one of these guitars into an amp, then you are missing out on one of the most satisfying musical experiences you’ll ever have. Suddenly all those incredible guitar tones that you’ve heard for years on famous recordings will be right there coming out of the speaker in front of you.

Go on..you know you want to….

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Gibson Blueshawk – The Bluesman’s Friend

Gibson Blueshawk – This amazing guitar was produced by the Gibson company for only a short while and has a number of unique  features that distinguish it from other Gibson guitars. The Blueshawk’s body outline is the same as a slightly earlier range of guitars produced by the company called the Nighthawks (1993-1999) however the Blueshawk is a semi-hollow bodied guitar with twin f-holes and a flat, uncarved top. It’s not unlike a Les Paul shape but much less weighty.

The back and sides of the guitar are made from poplar and the neck is mahogany with a rosewood fingerboard. The guitar also features a number of very interesting features, including the twin Blues 90 pickups visually resembling a P-90 pickup, but sonically more like a Fender pickup. The guitar also features a noise reduction circuit with a dummy coil. The Blueshawk also sports a Varitone circuit, which is a mid-cut filter with a choice of five frequencies.

If you want a great blues tone and also a light (it weighs in at around 6 ½ pounds) and versatile blues guitar, then this one just can’t be beaten. We engaged the assistance of our good friend and bluesman par excellence, Alex Eden to demonstrate just what this guitar can do in the right hands. We think you’ll agree that the sound is just about as authentic as you can get. damn right you’ve got the blues!

 

 

 

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