Gibson's Limited Run Series for 2009!
With the Les Paul Florentine with Bigsby Tailpiece — a member of the 2009 Limited Run Series — takes a traditional Les Paul and dresses it up with a cool cutaway and a Bigsby tailpiece, making it a very cool collector piece with a ton of vintage vibe. Like most other Les Pauls, the Les Paul Florentine with Bigsby Tailpiece is a mahogany-bodied beauty with a maple top, a rosewood fingerboard, and a pair of BurstBucker Pro pickups. Only 350 will be made, making the Les Paul Florentine with Bigsby Tailpiece a certain collector's item!Gibson Les Paul Florentine with Bigsby Tailpiece LTD Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Unique Cutaway Design
- The Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece
- BurstBucker Pro Pickups
- Still a Les Paul
- Limited run of just 350
Unique Cutaway Design
The standard Les Paul cutaway gives way to the wider and deeper Florentine Cutaway. First used in 1902 on Gibson's O-style guitars, and traditionally found on legendary Gibson models such as the Byrdland, the ES-175 and the ES-295, the Florentine Cutaway comfortably enhances your reach to the higher register of notes. Like all the guitars from the Limited Run Series, only 350 of these unique Les Pauls will be produced and distributed. Each one comes with a black Gibson hardshell case and a special Limited Run Series certificate of authenticity.
The Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece
The Les Paul Florentine's most prominent feature is its chrome Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. Essentially the same design as when it was introduced in the mid 1940s, the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece model B7 allows you to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords for vintage-style vibrato. It has been a fixture on many Gibsons, and was named after its late inventor, Paul A. Bigsby, who sold his Bigsby Guitar company to former Gibson President Ted McCarty in 1966. This classic piece of guitar hardware performs flawlessly thanks to several added enhancements - including a white graphite nut for smooth string action, a set of locking Grover tuners to help keep the strings in tune, and a Schaller roller bridge to help the strings return to the original tuning after using the Bigsby vibrato.
BurstBucker Pro Pickups
The BurstBucker Pro features an Alnico V magnet, which offers higher output and allows preamps to be driven a little harder to achieve a more natural break-up. Like all BurstBuckers, the BurstBucker Pro has asymmetrical coils — true to the original PAFs — which supply a more open sound. The BurstBucker Pro Neck is wound slightly less than the original PAFs, while the BurstBucker Pro Bridge is slightly overwound for increased output. The BurstBucker Pro pickups are also wax potted to allow loud volume pressures with minimal feedback.
Still a Les Paul
The rest of the Les Paul Florentine with Bigsby Tailpiece is a traditional Les Paul. The body consists of a solid mahogany back topped by a AA-grade maple top with single-ply antique creme binding. The Florentine also sports the traditional Vintage Sunburst finish, and the neck is the standard Les Paul mahogany neck with a rounded profile and rosewood fingerboard. Other unique appointments include the new Quick-Connect control pocket assembly, which keeps your guitar cord securely connected to the guitar, and a set of Dunlop locking strap pins.
Limited run of just 350
Whether you're a player seeking a soaring professional rock instrument or a collector in search of that ultimate trophy piece, the Les Paul Florentine with Bigsby Tailpiece fits the bill. But they won't last long. Each Limited Run Series guitar from Gibson USA is restricted to 350 units, so contact your authorized Gibson dealer today. Each comes with a black Gibson hardshell case with white interior and silkscreened Gibson USA logo.
- Body Style: Les Paul Carved Top
- Body Species: AA Maple Top - Mahogany Back
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tailpiece: Bigsby Tremolo
- Bridge: Schaller Roller
- Tuners: Grover Kluson Style Green Keys
- Covered: Burstbucker Pro Pickups
- Controls: 2 Volume - 2 Tone - 3-Way Toggle
- Control Knobs: Amber Top Hats
- Quick-Connect Control Pocket Assembly
- Neck Species: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Asymmetrical
- Nut: White Graphite
- Nut Width: 1.695" +/- .050"
- Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo
- Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
- Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
- Fingerboard Binding: Antique Cream
- Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 24 3/4"
- Case: Hardshell
- Case Interior: White