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Gibson Guitar 2015 Models

Published: Thu September 25, 2014  News Feed

Gibson Guitar 2015 Models

Gibson Guitars revealed today their new Gibson electric guitar models for 2015, available to order now from our online shop. These guitars range from luxury Les Paul models to some very cheap and affordable Gibsons, and include innovations such as the new G-Force Tuning System.

Gibson Guitars - New Models for 2015

As expected, the highlights are the new Gibson Les Paul guitars, and many models feature modern features such as push/pull coil tap pickups and body rout for weight-relief. However, Gibson have not forgotten the players who love a more traditional feel and the new Les Paul Traditional models have no rout and 50s-style necks. There's indeed a guitar for everyone, in this new range!

Among the models, Gibson have announced one of their most luxurious models ever, the new Les Paul Supreme, but, at the same time, is also offering some fantastic guitars for under £800, such as the Les Paul LPM. These are very cheap, affordable guitars for Gibson standards, but do not disappoint in terms of quality and features. They are perfect, affordable Gibson Les Paul guitars for the everyday musician.

In the past few years Gibson have really been concerned with adding more versatility to their instruments, so it comes as no surprise that some models not only come with tap coil pickups, but also with an extra mini-toggle boost switch, replacing one of the four traditional knobs. One such model is the Les Paul Classic 2015.

Here's a quick comparison table between all the main 2015 Gibson Les Paul models:

MODEL NECK / FINGERBOARD
BODY / TOP
PICKUPS
Les Paul Standard
Les Paul Standard
Mahogany, asymmetrical Slim taper / Compound radius Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
Mahogany, Modern body rout / figured maple top
Burst Bucker Pro 1+2 humbuckers, w/ Push/Pull Coil Taps, Phase changing and Pure Bypass
Les Paul Standard Premium Quilt
Les Paul Standard Premium Quilt
Mahogany, Asymmetrical Slim taper / Compound radius Rosewood, Abalone Trapezoid Inlays, Undercut fret over binding for extra playing surface
Mahogany, Modern body rout / AAA Figured Quilted maple top

Burst Bucker Pro 1+2 , Push/Pull Coil Taps, Phase changing and Pure Bypass
Les Paul Supreme
Les Paul Supreme
Mahogany, ‘50s rounded, Bound headstock with Supreme in Pearl / Bound with Pearl crown inlays
Mahogany with Custom Binding, Bound f-holes / AAAA Maple top,  AAA Maple back
 Floating humbucker/ 492T
Les Paul Classic
Les Paul Classic
Mahogany Slim taper / Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
Mahogany, Traditional body rout / Figured maple top
 Zebra coil 61 Tribute pickups, push/pull coil split on each volume pot, 15db Turbo boost mini-toggle, master tone pot with Orange drop capacitors
Les Paul Traditional
Les Paul Traditional
Mahogany, Late 50’s thickness / Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays

Mahogany, No body rout / Figured maple top
New ‘59 Tribute Humbuckers with orange drop capacitors

Les Paul Less Plus
Les Paul Less Plus
Mahogany Rounded C / Bound Rosewood, Pearl Trapezoid Inlays
Mahogany Traditional body rout / Figured maple top
57 Classic and Classic plus humbuckers in Double black exposed coils , Mini Toggle coil split
Les Paul LPM
Les Paul LPM
Maple, Rounded Profile / Rosewood Trapezoid
Mahogany Traditional body rout / maple top
New ’61 Zebra Humbucker
Les Paul Studio
Les Paul Studio
Mahogany Slim taper / Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid pearl Inlays Mahogany, Modern body rout / Figured maple top
Satin Nickel covered 57 and 57 + Humbuckers w/coil split and orange drop capacitors
Les Paul Deluxe
Les Paul Deluxe
Mahogany, Asymmetrical Rounded C / Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
Mahogany, Traditional body rout / plain maple top
New Mini Humbuckers designed by Jim De Cola and Jeff  “Skunk” Baxter with push/pull coil split on each volume pot Orange drop capacitors w/15DB boost
 
OTHER NEW GIBSON GUITAR MODELS FOR 2015

There are other very cool releases, too, such as 2015 upgrades for the Les Paul Junior Single Cut and Les Paul Special Double Cut guitars. At £699 and £799, respectively, they carry on with Gibson's traditional lines of simple and affordable rock'n'roll instruments, ideal as a first Gibson, and also perfect for punk rock!

Other models getting a 2015 makeover are the SG Standard and SG Special electric guitars. True rock'n'roll workhorses, they look and sound as great as ever!

Finally, one of our favourites: The Gibson Firebird 2015 in Vintage Sunburst:
Gibson Firebird 2015

This is a great guitar and a true tone monster, seen on stages worldwide thanks to players such as: Johnny Winter, James Hetfield (Mettalica), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Kym Thayil (Soundgarden) and Brian Jones (Rolling Stones).

NEW BASS MODELS FOR 2015:

Completing the new Gibson releases, the innevitable SG Standard bass, with 30" scale, and the 34" scale Thunderbird bass (which has new Alnico V bass pickups with coil tap)

GIBSON INNOVATIONS & UPGRADES FOR 2015

The main innovation on the new 2015 guitar models is the G-Force Tuning system. This system has been eight years in development, the new G FORCE™ improves on the innovations introduced in Min-ETune™ with simplified ease of use, an enhanced feature set, and increased speed. It is the standard on most 2015 models, and provides the best and simplest experience yet in an automatic tuning system.

New G-Force Tuning System!

Other new features for 2015 include:

Zero Fret Nut

Zero Fret Nut

This is a patent applied for nut with adjustable action and, as the name suggests, no fret, to help guitarists to use strings of any gauge without having to worry about the nut!

New removable LP pick guard

The new pickup guards don't need screws, which can be very handy for guitarists who prefer remove their pick guards

New Les Paul 100 Logo

Les Paul 100 Logo

In honour of Les Paul’s 100th birthday all LP and SG guitars carry the 100 logo on the headstock. A nice touch, and suitable hommage to the great man!

Les Paul Hologram

Les Paul Hologram

For authenticity and a tribute to the man, Gibson is including a Les Paul hologram on their instruments.

New wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side)

Gibson is always mindful of the needs of the modern players, and this upgrade is aimed at them, who'll feel the newer guitars are more comfortable to play than previous models.

New tune-o-matic bridge

Now featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments

Professional set up

All instruments come with accurate intonation, and the new PLEK program is now used on all models, lowering the fret wire by 27%

Better Fingerboards

Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with new oil treatment and One piece thicker rosewood fingerboard.

Hardcases on ALL models!

Yes, if you invest on a Gibson guitar model for 2015, it'll come on a great-quality hard-case! Not too bad, isn't it!

 

These models will be in stock soon - feel free to order yours today, or sign-up for product updates and be informed when they arrive at our warehouse!

For a full list, check New Gibson Guitar Models For 2015

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