Although Gibson's 2019 range is streamlined for the most part, it hasn't stopped the brand from putting out some unique limited run offerings. That includes this gorgeous guitar, the Gibson USA 2019 The Paul 40th Anniversary in Walnut Vintage Gloss.
Featuring an all-Walnut construction and a no-frills vibe with its natural finish, this model is an unbridled rock 'n roll machine!
When it comes to Les Pauls, Gibson's traditional tonewood choices are Mahogany and Maple. For The Paul, Gibson decided to forgo its renowned combinations and use Walnut instead - for both the body and neck.
Walnut is a dense material that yields a brighter and more punchy sound, with articulate highs and a clear mid-range. This means that the Gibson USA 2019 The Paul 40th Anniversary produces a potent bark when used with overdrive or distortion, yet projects crystal-clear clean tones when used with subtler amp settings.
The neck features a comfortable rounded profile, striking the perfect balance between a vintage and contemporary carve. Adorned with a Rosewood fingerboard, you can expect a silky smooth feel under your fingers, allowing you to play completely unhindered.
The Les Paul is famous for sporting a double-dose of humbuckers, and the Gibson USA 2019 The Paul 40th Anniversary is no exception. In the bridge position you’ll find the 498T, a powerful high-output pickup that boasts a particularly strong upper mid-range, to give you more crunch and saturation when using heavier sounds.
The 490R neck humbucker is slightly tamer, with a more vintage character akin to that of a traditional PAF. Still projecting powerful mids, this pickup gives you creamy and warm-sounding lead tones, but also works well in conjunction with clean settings.
Gibson’s Aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge provides a stable and solid feel under the picking hand, with its simple and accessible design making it easy to adjust your action or intonation. Combined with an aluminium stopbar, this resonant material only enhances The Paul’s sustain even more.
Grover tuners are considered by many as the industry standard, which is why the guitar has been fitted with a set of their high-quality Rotomatic tuners. Giving you precise control of your guitar’s tuning, these will also ensure great stability and reliability over time.
- Body Style: Les Paul
- Back: Walnut
- Top: N/a
- Weight relief: None
- Binding: None
- Neck: Walnut
- Neck profile: Rounded
- Nut width: 1.695”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut: Tektoid
- Inlay: Acrylic Dots
- Binding: None
- Binding Style: N/a
- Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatics w/ Keystone buttons
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck pickup: 490R
- Bridge pickup: 498T
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
- Finishes available: Walnut Vintage Gloss
- Case: Hard Shell Case