Gibson 2019 The Paul 40th Anniversary Walnut Vintage Gloss
Brand new Gibson 2019 The Paul 40th Anniversary Vintage Walnut, un-played, not been a demo.
"The Paul" features the same vibe and walnut construction as when it was first introduced 40 years ago. The solid walnut body features scarfing around the perimeter of the top and back to provide comfort and visual appeal. The neck features a rounded profile with a rosewood fingerboard for a smooth feel and tonality.
It just wouldn't be a Les Paul without humbuckers, and The Paul is spec'd with a matched 490/498 set. Naturally, these pickups really shine when pumping out the classic fat, snarling tone that is the Les Paul's stock-in-trade. They are delightfully responsive, though — simply roll back the volume, and they clean up beautifully. The electronics setup features the traditional 4-pot configuration, which gives you independent control of each pickup's volume and tone. From jazz and fusion to blues, rock, and country; from chimey rhythm parts to blistering leads and everything in between
Gibson voiced the pickups on The Paul for tonal characteristics similar to their '57 Classics, but with a slight increase in the upper mids for a more contemporary humbucker sound. The neck-position 490R gives you the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, albeit with a slight upper mid bump, which delivers clarity and definition that complement the wonderfully warm sound of this pickup: great for chimey rhythm work. Gibson's 498T alnico humbucker is the ideal bridge pickup if your playing requires an emphasis on mids and highs. A high-output version of the 490T, this pickup combines a slightly hotter alnico V magnet with a specially wound coil combination. The result is increased crunch and sustain: a potent sonic elixir for heavier music styles. Each pickup's pole pieces are aligned to match the string spacing at the neck and bridge, respectively.