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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 x Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Government Grey
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The Government Series Les Paul

Grab a guitar destined to be a collectible with the limited-edition Gibson Government Series Les Paul solidbody electric guitar. In August of 2011 the US Government raided the Gibson factory in Nashville and seized a large amount of wood. The seized wood, mostly rosewood, was eventually returned. This limited-edition guitar sports a rosewood fretboard that was seized in that raid. The Government Series Les Paul gives you genuine LP sound and looks in an affordable US-made guitar. Limited to a run of 300 guitars, each Gibson Government Series Les Paul guitar includes a custom olive green hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity hand signed by Henry Juszkiewicz.

Gibson Government Series Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Maximum sustain from mahogany body and maple top
  • Slim Taper neck for uber-playability
  • Dirty Fingers + pickups deliver the aggressive sound of hard rock
The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with maple top

Gibson's Government Series Les Paul gives you the robust sustain you need for hot liquid solos and massive power chords. What's Gibson's secret? A major part of the Les Paul's tonewood recipe is the fusion of a maple top on a mahogany body. This combination is largely responsible for the legendary Les Paul sound - as well the LP's reputation for being rather heavy. But fear not! Modern weight relief has been scientifically applied to the Government Series Les Paul - giving you all the sustain, without the pain. Now you can play marathon gigs without next-day visits to the chiropractor. The Gibson Les Paul Studio - it's what rock dreams are made of.

Slim Taper neck for uber-playability

The Gibson Government Series Les Paul sports a comfortable, fast-action neck with a '60s Slim Taper profile. Early Les Paul guitars had huge "tree-trunk" necks, but beginning in 1959, the company began slimming the neck down to a more comfortable size. By 1960, this evolved into a design Gibson called the Slim Taper neck. Varying in thickness only about a tenth of an inch from the first fret out to the twelfth and maintaining a precisely controlled width-to-thickness ratio, the Slim Taper neck promoted playing speed while reducing player fatigue. Many guitarists consider Gibson's Slim Taper neck the most playable Les Paul neck ever made. Whether you're chording down low or riffing up high, the Government Series Les Paul's neck - with its slick rosewood fingerboard and classic trapezoid inlays - always feels just right.

Dirty Fingers + pickups deliver the aggressive sound of hard rock

When modern punk and metal guitarists started experimenting with vintage pickups in the early 2000s, it's little wonder that they rekindled the demand for Gibson's long-out-of-production Dirty Fingers humbucking pickups. After all, it was only a little over two decades before that these pickups helped to divide the nasty, raw, and distortion-rich sound that broke punk and metal away from mainstream rock. The Gibson Government Series Les Paul model is a lot like the guitars that inspired these modern shredders, featuring the performance and the tone that kicked off two waves of aggressive rock. Whether you're diming a classic British high-gain stack or unleashing the fury of a tubetastic terror from the hills of California, the Government Series Les Paul will let your amp unleash the fury your music demands.

Gibson Government Series Les Paul Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Created using the rosewood seized by the government in August 2011
  • Genuine LP sound and looks in an affordable US-made guitar
  • Classic mahogany body and maple top deliver singing sustain
  • '60s Slim Taper neck is made for playing without fatigue
  • Dirty Fingers + pickups kick out smoky humbucker tones
  • Certificate of Authenticity hand signed by Henry Juszkiewicz
  • Olive green hardshell case
Add a collectible guitar to your collection with the Gibson Government Series Les Paul!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number LPSTGGVBC1

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson, Gibson Solidbody Guitars