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Guitar of the Day

Today’s official Guitar of the Day is the Gibson 2008 Summer Jam Les Paul Limited Edition. How limited? How about only 50 of these beauties in the whole world! And all of them with carved one-piece flame maple tops in a finish Gibson calls Gold Burst, which are guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go! The figured top is gorgeous, but this Les Paul also offers a 5-piece figured maple and walnut neck with a comfortable 1959 Les Paul profile (not too fat and not too thin). Seriously, you have to see it to believe just how stunning it is! The premium rosewood fingerboard sports the classic Les Paul trapezoid position markers. Meanwhile the 1-piece back is constructed of solid mahogany – the perfect complement to the maple top! All of the hardware, is gold-plated, even the ABR-1 bridge and stop tailpiece. Single-ply cream-colored body and neck binding completes the picture!

Of course, this instrument is from Gibson, so it’s not just another pretty face. It comes standard with a pair of reissue 1957 Classic Humbuckers, which are essentially recreations of the famous PAF pickups of the late 1950s, which have long been revered for their rich, soulful tone. At lower volumes, these pickups deliver a clear, well-articulated sound, but when plugged into a suitable amp that’s cranked up, the ’57 Classics are capable of producing a thick, creamy overdrive! The controls consist of one volume and one tone for each pickup, with amber “top hat” knobs and a 3-way toggle switch for selecting either or both pickups. With only 50 of these being made, it’s safe to say that the Gibson 2008 Summer Jam Les Paul will be a much sought-after collectors item. Naturally it comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity and includes free FedEx shipping right to your doorstep!

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