The Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 70s is back and better than ever... quite literally! We all know the 70s era Gibson's left a lot to be desired by many players. Well, Gibson is righting that wrong by eliminating the pancake bodies, weird headstock volutes, 27 piece tops, and general poor craftsmanship for the best LP Deluxe ever made!
Traditional Les Paul tonewoods get things started. A carved Maple top glued to a mahogany back (with no weight relief) makes up the body. Single Ply Cream Binding sets of the nitrocellulose 70s Cherry Sunburst finish perfectly!
The neck is made from Mahogany and carved into a Rounded C Profile. A Rosewood Fingerboard carries a 12" fingerboard radius, while 24.75" scale length, and 1.70" nut width offer that classic Gibson feel. Other notables include 22 Medium-Jumbo frets, a Graph Tech nut, acrylic trapezoid inlays, and cream fingerboard binding to match the body.
The electronics consist of a pair go Gibson Mini Humbuckers. These pickups have a brighter top end, less congested or compressed low-end, and a biting mid-range that makes them jump out of the mix without a whole lot of fussing. Each pickup has a volume and tone control and is accessible via the 3-way pickup toggle switch.
From Gibson's Website... First released in 1969, the Deluxe saw the introduction of the mini humbucker™ to the Les Paul lineup. Mini humbuckers retain the hum-free performance of their full-sized cousins but with a somewhat clearer and brighter tonality. The new Deluxe has features that were inspired by those early models from the 1970s, with a non-weight relief mahogany body and bound maple top, a bound mahogany neck with a Rounded C profile, vintage-style Keystone tuners, Graph Tech® nut, and a traditional Les Paul control layout with 2 Volume and 2 Tone controls wired with Orange Drop® capacitors.